Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.Giving the full force of British law behind the decisions of the sharia courts is the clincher. I look forward to hearing that Great Britain is extending the same courtesy to all religious courts--or a good reason why they are not.
The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.
Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.[emphasis added]
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