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September 15, 2008

UK joins the Caliphate [someone]

As bad as it's been trending over there, this takes the cake:

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

(Emphasis added.)

"Muslim civil cases"? That's one way of looking at it. After all, beating your wife is one of those official Islamic activities we're not allowed to question.

In the six cases of domestic violence, Siddiqi said the judges ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders. There was no further punishment.

In each case, the women subsequently withdrew the complaints they had lodged with the police and the police stopped their investigations.

Surprise meter: zero.

Leaving a substantial number of (nonwhite) British women to the mercies of this antique barbarism seems to me both sexist and racist, but what do I know? I'm just an ignorant American, bitterly clinging to freedom and the rule of law.

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