Thursday, 27 September 2007

Sharia Law

See this for a previous take on the coming of Sharia Law to Britain and see this for he BBC's take on the issue - "Some British Muslims want Shari'ah law implemented in the UK. But how could this work alongside the existing legal system? Shari'ah law is already practiced informally here to resolve Islamic divorce, inheritance and family disputes. But many in the west see Shari'ah as oppressive and brutal with punishments like stoning and amputations.
Award winning filmmaker Ruhi Hamid, a British Muslim goes to Nigeria to see Shari'ah law in action."

Some British Muslims? I think the last figures I saw showed that "Four out of 10 British Muslims want sharia law introduced into parts of the country".

The MSM news have been covering one Muslim supporter of Sharia law recently, Dr Omer Butt. You can read the BBC article here but the salient points are that "A dentist who told a female patient she must wear a Muslim headscarf to receive treatment has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct."
"Dr Omer Butt was found guilty of discriminating against the woman, known as Ms A, by a disciplinary panel of the General Dental Council (GDC)."

And the punishment was.... "an admonition at the end of the three-day GDC hearing."

"Giving evidence in his defence, Dr Butt said he "politely requested" the woman, a non-practising Muslim, to wear a headscarf.

He said it was "unlawful" for him, as a Muslim, to look at a Muslim woman who was not properly covered up."
Look out for a lot more of this type of "unlawful" defence as we are got used to the idea that Sharia law has a proper standing in the UK. In this case it was a Muslim woman that he wanted to wear a headscarf before he would treat her, in a few years it will be all women - see Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc. etc. etc.

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