What is really wrong with Shari’a courts

You might, or perhaps might not, be aware that there is a thriving system of alternative courts that serves the Islamic community in the UK. They operate under the banner of “Arbitration” and so are enabled via the 1996 Arbitration act. It might on the surface appear to be of no consequence, especially if what it … Read more

Pew Research … Most Muslims want Sharia law… but nobody agrees on what that is.

A Pew Research survey entitled “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society” polled 38,000 Muslims across 39 countries, and shows that the majority favour the implementation of sharia law. However, there is one very important fact that can also be demonstrated from this same survey,and while is something that is already known to those familiar with the … Read more

Heaven on Earth: a Journey Through Shari’ah Law by Sadakat Kadri

Nicholas Lezard, a literary critic, has a review of  “Heaven on Earth: a Journey Through Shari’ah Law” which has been written by Sadakat Kadri. It does appear to be interesting (I’ve not read the book, just the review), so I’ll not comment too deeply upon it until I’ve finished reading it myself (then again criticism … Read more

“Sharia in Egypt” … a truly insane idea.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for the Egyptian presidency, Khairat al-Shater, has declared that introducing sharia law would be his “first and final” objective if he wins elections in May and June. The moment any state makes such a move, they are in effect making Islam the official state religion and so set the stage for … Read more