September 15, 2008, heralded the UK’s First Official Sharia Courts, despite the government having said it would not happen!
Thus, Islamic Sharia law was officially adopted in Britain with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases. The government had quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, whose Muslim Arbitration Tribunal runs the courts, said he had taken advantage of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996.
Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. However, as at September 15, 2008, they had dealt with more than 100 cases ranging from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.
It was duly noted at the time; in an inheritance dispute handled by the court in Nuneaton the judges on the panel gave the sons twice as much as the daughters, in accordance with sharia law. Had the family gone to a normal British court, the daughters would have been awarded equal amounts.
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.
In an interview with BBC correspondent Christopher Landau, Anglican Church of England Archbishop Revd Dr Rowan Williams said Muslims should not have to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty.” He stressed “nobody in their right mind would want to see in this country the kind of inhumanity that’s sometimes been associated with the practice of the law in some Islamic states; the extreme punishments, the attitudes to women as well”. Revd Dr Rowan Williams said; “an approach to law which simply said ‘there’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is’ was dangerous.”
October 15, 2009, Muslims are now demanding FULL Sharia Law in the UK according to Martyn Brown of the Daily Express
A Radical Muslim group sparked outrage last night as it launched a massive campaign to impose sharia law on Britain.
The fanatical group Islam4UK has announced plans to hold a potentially incendiary rally in London later this month. And it is calling for a complete upheaval of the British legal system, its officials and legislation. Members have urged Muslims from all over Britain to converge on the capital on October 31 for a procession to demand the full implementation of sharia law.
On a website to promote their cause they deride British institutions, showing a mock-up picture of Nelson’s Column surmounted by a minaret.
Plans for the demonstration have been delivered to the Metropolitan Police and could see up to 5,000 extremists marching to demand the controversial system. The procession – dubbed March 4 Shari’ah – will start at the House of Commons, which the group’s website describes as the “very place where the lives of millions of people in the UK are changed and it is from here where unjust wars are launched”.
The group then intends to march to 10 Downing Street and “call for the removal of the tyrant Gordon Brown from power”.
The march will then converge on Trafalgar Square where protesters expect it “will gather even more support from tourists and members of the public, making clear in the heart of London the need for Shari’ah in society”.
The group declared: “We hereby request all Muslims in the United Kingdom, in Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow and all other places to join us and collectively declare that as submitters to Almighty Allah, we have had enough of democracy and man-made law and the depravity of the British culture.
“On this day we will call for a complete upheaval of the British ruling system its members and legislature, and demand the full implementation of Shari’ah in Britain.”
Plans for the march are revealed on the website Islam4UK, which is fronted by preacher Anjem Choudary who has also called for all British women to wear burkhas.
Explaining the Nelson’s Column mock-up he said that under sharia law the construction and elevation of statues or idols is prohibited and consequently the statue of Nelson “would be removed and demolished without hesitation”. At the base of the column the friezes would be replaced with Islamic decoration and giant urns would be filled with gold coins for the poor.
Mr Choudary has said that under sharia law in Britain people who commit adultery would be stoned to death, adding that “anyone who becomes intoxicated by alcohol would be given 40 lashes in public.”
… continues at source: Daily Express
Creeping Sharia featuring pictures of Britain’s architecture.