Wales: Proposal for Sharia court

Wales: Proposal for Sharia court

Wales could get its first court based on Islamic law under proposals from a Muslim body, BBC Wales has learned.

A Sharia law tribunal in Cardiff will help community relations and give some Muslims services they want, supporters have told the Dragon's Eye programme.

But some commentators, such the think-tank Civitas, say a Muslim arbitration tribunal undermines the concept of one law for UK citizens.

A women's group said it was not needed and women may not be treated fairly.

A Tribunal has been proposed for the middle of next year, and its backers say it will bring the law and Muslim faith together.


Source: BBC, h/t Weasel Zippers

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