Britain's Shari'a Courts given legal auhority

Kyrie Eleison in Greek. Miserere Nobis in Latin. Irhamna ya Rrab, in Arabic. Lord have mercy on us.

Bad news from Britain:

Britain's Shari`ah courts, have finally been given the powers to rule on civil cases.


CAIRO — Britain's Shari`ah courts, which have operated for years in solving the Muslim community's legal disputes, have finally been given the powers to rule on civil cases.

"We realized that under the Arbitration Act we can make rulings which can be enforced by county and high courts," Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, head of the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, told the Sunday Times on September 14.

According to the daily, the government has quietly sanctioned the powers for Shari`ah courts to rule on cases ranging from marital and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence. [...]

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Anonymous said…
All I can say is: So the archbish read it "and he agreed"

Abu Elias

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