Friday, September 19, 2008

The Empire Strikes Out

Already on the ropes after last week's injustice, the Times (London) reports that birthplace of representational democracy has surrendered the rule of law:
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.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

It has now emerged that sharia courts with these powers have been set up in London, Birmingham, Bradford and Manchester with the network’s headquarters in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Two more courts are being planned for Glasgow and Edinburgh.
(via Moonbattery)

9 comments:

Geoffrey Britain said...

As many surmise, this has ominous implications for the UK.

At some point, the practical, real world clash of judicial systems will occur.

There are various scenarios where that is a virtual certainty to happen.

When it does, "the rubber will hit the road" and the English will have to decide whether the road of appeasement and dhimmitude shall reign or the politically incorrect road of national sovereignty will reassert itself.

Islamic fanatics rightly see this as the first 'capitulation', the first 'accommodation' and they will not be satisfied with a 'live and let live' status quo.

To them, as to all who seek to impose upon the less ruthless, might makes right. They will not rest until England is Islamic or they have been met with a 'greater willingness' to fight.

OBloodyHell said...

Y'know, if we dug up Churchill's body, wrapped it in copper wire, and replaced his headstone with a big magnet, we might be able to solve the coming power generation problems in the UK.



(notion freely lifted from a Dilbert cartoon)

A_Nonny_Mouse said...

"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."
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Muslims-in-denial have said that "honor killings" are really just the same-old / same-old, "domestic violence issues" that are common to mankind worldwide.

So does this "agreement to abide by sharia" in the matter of "domestic violence" mean Britain has made the decision to appease Islamic agitators by denying the civil rights of Muslim females?

I can imagine it now: "Well, you must understand it's a 'cultural diversity' thing; obviously Fatima, being a member of another culture which we have no right to judge, forfeited any right to life and liberty after she ran away from the arranged marriage with her cousin; her father and brothers HAD to kill her to restore the family honor. In the interest of multi-culti respect we must give sharia the same honor and authority as we give to our British common law."

OBloody Hell said...

> So does this "agreement to abide by sharia" in the matter of "domestic violence" mean Britain has made the decision to appease Islamic agitators by denying the civil rights of Muslim females?

Theoretically, if I understand, the women do not have to submit to the sharia courts if they so choose... but how much that's going to happen in reality I sort of wonder.

bobn said...

So does this "agreement to abide by sharia" in the matter of "domestic violence" mean Britain has made the decision to appease Islamic agitators by denying the civil rights of Muslim females?

If so, they have chosen poorly. Nothing will appease Islamists except complete and utter surrender. They will be back instantaneously with a new list of "grievances".

A muslim woman who does *not* agree to Sharia court better be prepared to leave town and change her name. She'd probably be killed to preserve the "honor" of her family.

This day is sad and obscene.

Carl said...

It's a sad day for the rule of law.

Anonymous said...

This is more then sad. It is terrifying since the sole goal of these maniacs is to take over the free world. Better stop them now.

Anonymous said...

"Islam" means "submission." Are you going to SUBMIT to Islam? If not, you'd better do something to stop them quickly. They are destroying civilization. I guess they do that because they are powerless to create. Islam makes slaves of people. America is the opposite. America is based on freedom. Islam crushes individual thinking and replaces it with Koranspeak. People don't own their own lives under Islam. If Britain bends to these monsters,.....

You can figure out the implications on your own.

Stop Islam from destroying freedom, happiness and humanity now! Thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

Let's call Islam what it is.....a political movement bent on taking over the world with a total willingness to use violence as its means.

Communism was illegal in the USA because of its willingness to use violence. Why is Islam legal? And why are we subsidizing it through "religious" tax deductions?