Theresa May says many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law

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The Home Secretary made the controversial remarks as she announced the Government is set to investigate the “misuse” of Islamist law to subjugate women.

Top Tory Mrs May, who wants Britain to stay in the European Union, insisted the inquiry will not look into the legality of Sharia Law courts in a move designed to reassure Muslims.

Instead it will focus on instances where traditional Islamic doctrine is being “exploited” to discriminate against Muslim women.

There are thought to be around 100 Sharia Law courts operating throughout the UK, dispensing Islamic justice outside the remit of our own legal system.

Judgements handed down by the informal courts have no legal basis, but there are fears their presence means many Muslim women are not getting access to the justice they deserve.

But in a controversial intervention Mrs May yesterday claimed many British Muslims “benefit a great deal” from their existence.

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Furious commenters took to social media to blast the Home Secretary’s comments, which they branded “unbelievable”.

Belinda Wood ‏tweeted: “Theresa May hails Sharia Benefits!! What is happening, a home sec seems to want a secondary law system for those seeking to destroy democracy.

Another user called Lithlad ‏said: “While Theresa May explores the benefits of sharia law, Saudi Arabia bans cat photos for being ‘too Western’. I hate this septic isle.”

And a third, going under the name P.Pink, simply responded: “God help us, from atheist.”

Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, was also unimpressed by the comments, describing them as “unbelievable”.

Mrs May’s remarks came as she launched a Home Office probe, led by Professor Mona Siddiqui, investigating the treatment of women in cases involving divorce, domestic violence and child custody.

She said: “Many British people of different faiths follow religious codes and practices, and benefit a great deal from the guidance they offer.

“A number of women have reportedly been victims of what appear to be discriminatory decisions taken by Sharia councils, and that is a significant concern.

“There is only one rule of law in our country, which provides rights and security for every citizen.

“Professor Siddiqui, supported by a panel with a strong balance of academic, religious and legal expertise, will help us better understand whether and the extent to which Sharia law is being misused or exploited and make recommendations to the Government on how to address this.”

Theresa May INSISTS many British people “benefit a great deal” from guidance offered by Sharia teaching……Hmm interesting 

The review, which will last up to 18 months, will investigate whether there are instances where British law is being broken in the name of Sharia.

It will also attempt to catalogue the number of Islamic courts and councils operating across Britain for the very first time.

But Mrs May was quick to emphasises that the inquiry will only look at how Sharia ideas were being “misused or exploited” rather than a broader examination of whether the teaching itself discriminates against women.

In a ministerial statement announcing the review Home Office minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon insisted: “It will not be a review of the totality of Sharia law, which is a source of guidance for many Muslims in the UK.”

Professor Siddiqui added: “At a time when there is so much focus on Muslims in the UK, this will be a wide ranging, timely and thorough review as to what actually happens in Sharia councils.”

But Baroness Cox, an independent peer who has spearheaded a Parliamentary drive to rein in unofficial Sharia courts, said there was a danger the inquiry could be a “distraction” from the urgency of tackling discrimination.

She said: “I think the Government may well say ‘let’s wait until the results of the investigation’ but we need action now.

“My reservation is that it won’t get to the root of the problem. A lot of Muslim women I know say that the men in their communities just laugh at this proposed investigation, that they will go underground so the investigation will have to be very robust.”

She also blasted Mrs May’s insistence discrimination against women is only a result of a “misuse” of Sharia teaching, rather than the teaching itself.

The peer said: “I believe in freedom of religion and I believe that there are aspects of Sharia law that are totally unproblematic.

“If Muslims want to fast, well Christians do that at Lent, if they want to pray five times a day, that’s more than I do.

“But the aspects which are causing such concerns – such as that a man can divorce his wife by saying ‘I divorce you’ three times, that is inherent, the right to ‘chastise’ women is inherent, polygamy is inherent.

“I don’t think those things are a distortion or Sharia law.

“These are aspects of Sharia law which are unacceptable.”

Source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/674489/Home-Secretary-Theresa-May-says-Britain-benefits-Sharia-Law

4 thoughts on “Theresa May says many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law

  1. What are we talking about here.
    Is this something like a law.
    Which a good husband would obey by smacking his wife / multipul wives around, because she / they spent the good husbands valuable monies on more than a cheap plastic contaier of salad at lunch while her husband has a steak & chips with hommus, to keep his strength up mind.

  2. People migrate so as to ESCAPE THE TYRANTS.
    Not to bring them along with the childrens toy teddybear.
    So I would suggest that it is the BRITISH GOVERNMENT.
    Who has insisted that Sharia Law be in place & the mechanisms to enforce it, so at to have the migrant / refugee populations under control.
    And Teresa May is merely an old & racist, biggot.

  3. Women should really stand up for their rights asainst oppression..
    Even if you are beaten to death in the sunny suburbs of Britain.
    “don’t worry the police are too busy to bother.”

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