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 moreWhat is really wrong with Shari’a courts

Brunei goes back to stone age … literally … by introducing stoning

The rather surprising news is that Brunei has put in place a new sharia code, a very very strict version, that includes fines and jail terms for offences such as failure to attend Friday prayers, and also with future penalties that will include flogging and death by stoning. Hey Brunei, welcome back to the 7th … Read moreBrunei goes back to stone age … literally … by introducing stoning

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

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

Sharia in action in the UK – It tells you all you really need to know

Charlotte Rachael Proudman, a barrister with a commitment to human rights, social justice and equality, writes last April a very very interesting artice in the UK’s Independent that is well worth reading by all those who wish to gain an insight into what Sharia is really all about. In the past when I have openly criticised … Read moreSharia in action in the UK – It tells you all you really need to know

“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“Sharia in Egypt” … a truly insane idea.