Thursday, 18 December 2008

The twenty-seventh weekly "No Shit, Sherlock" award

This week it is a joint award and it goes to the Muslim think tank, the Centre for Islamic Pluralism, and the BBC for the staggering news that:
"some UK Imams discriminate against women when enforcing Islamic Sharia law."

"No shit, Sherlock"

"They found some women did not get fair hearings in forced marriage, arranged marriage and domestic violence matters."
"Thirty-year-old Sophiya (not her real name) from West Yorkshire, was 13 when her father arranged her marriage to a distant cousin in Pakistan. She said that after much resistance she was forced to marry a man she did not want to, but decided to go through with it so she could get back to the UK and put her case to a local Imam.

"I saw three Imams but they all ruled that I was legally married according to the Sharia. I told them I had been forced but they said that did not change anything."

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