Sharia in multicultural Britain

Jul 29, 2019 by

by Ralph Grillo, MercatorNet: Tracing the history of an often heated debate. Since 2001 the governance of the UK as a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural society has seemed increasingly problematic, with principles which underpinned that governance from the 1960s widely questioned. This was partly the outcome of changes in the populations with which governments, national and local, had to deal; in the 1950s immigrants from the Caribbean; in the 1960s and 1970s, from South Asia, with distinctive...

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Meet The Baroness Who’s WAGING WAR with Sharia Law

May 14, 2019 by

by Joy Beecher, Politicalite: BARONESS Cox, a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords and founder and CEO of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust, has bravely campaigned against the backward, oppressive Sharia legal system for decades. The former Deputy Speaker for the House of Lords, who came under fire in 2010 for inviting Geert Wilders to the UK, is crystal-clear on her stance against the medieval sexism encompassing Islam and Sharia:”Several tenets of Sharia Law, as interpreted by many...

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The biblical case for charging Shamima Begum with treason

Feb 24, 2019 by

by Tim Dieppe, Premier: The Home Secretary has suggested the ancient law of treason could be rewritten to make it easier to prosecute returning jihadist fighters such as Shamima Begum. Christian Concern’s head of public policy Tim Dieppe explains why he believes the Bible supports this course of action The case of Shamima Begum has captivated the nation. Shamima left the UK in 2015 when she was just 15 years old to join ISIS and become a so-called “jihadi bride”. Now four...

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Asia Bibi blasphemy acquittal upheld by Pakistan court

Jan 29, 2019 by

from BBC News: Pakistan’s top court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of a Christian woman on blasphemy charges. The Supreme Court upheld its decision to overturn Asia Bibi’s conviction and death sentence. She was originally convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a row with her neighbours, and spent eight years on death row. She has always maintained her innocence in a case that has polarised Pakistan. The Supreme Court’s quashing...

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Council of Europe’s Attempt to resist Sharia

Jan 25, 2019 by

from European Centre for Law & Justice: On 22 January 2019, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a Resolution entitled “Sharia, the Cairo Declaration and the European Convention on Human Rights.” This resolution – although non-binding – is of major political importance, as it reflects an awareness that Islamic law constitutes a competing legal-religious order to the law of Western modernity, both in Europe and at the universal level. The PACE is...

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Does Sharia have its place in Europe?

Dec 29, 2018 by

from the European Centre for Law & Justice: Does Sharia have its place in Europe? If so, under which conditions? These are the questions currently facing the bodies of the Council of Europe. In 2003, the ECHR had bluntly concluded “that sharia is incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy” and with the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is no longer the case today. In a judgment of 19 December 2018, the Court condemned the coercive application of...

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