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Before you criticize someone you should walk a mile in their shoes, that way when you do criticize them you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
Do you have any links to examples of how Sharia is being run separate from UK law please? All that is happening (as in the US) is that Sharia, like Beth Din or Talmudic law is allowed as long as it fits in with the general law of the land.
Sharia does not impinge on custody, criminal or many other areas.
So lets make it clear again hereScandal of women trapped in marriages by Jewish courts - Home News, UK - The IndependentBeth Dins: Jewish law in Britain
*Ever since the Archbishop of Canterbury suggested that Islamic sharia courts were an "unavoidable" phenomenon in Britain, there has been a heated debate about the role of separate religious legal systems and whether they should compliment British civil law. Jewish Beth Din courts have in fact been operating in the UK for more than a century and are frequently used – particularly by the Orthodox community -– to solve civil disputes. Under British civil law a third party can be used to resolve a dispute as long as both sides agree to the arbitration. They cannot, however, replace civil law. Critics say that because sharia and halakha (Jewish law) uses religious texts to define their practice they are often biased against women.
Any agreements which follow Sharia only come about because it is the mutual agreement that people want to work that way. British Law is the law of the land and everyone, yes even Muslims, must abide it or face the consequences under British Law.
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