Not scaremongering and what-ifing, mind you, a reality. a fact.
timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u … 749183.ece
There are concerns that women who agree to go to tribunal courts are getting worse deals because Islamic law favours men.
Siddiqi said that in a recent inheritance dispute handled by the court in Nuneaton, the estate of a Midlands man was divided between three daughters and two sons.
The judges on the panel gave the sons twice as much as the daughters, in accordance with sharia. Had the family gone to a normal British court, the daughters would have got equal amounts.
In the six cases of domestic violence, Siddiqi said the judges ordered the husbands to take anger management classes and mentoring from community elders. There was no further punishment.
In each case, the women subsequently withdrew the complaints they had lodged with the police and the police stopped their investigations.
Siddiqi said that in the domestic violence cases, the advantage was that marriages were saved and couples given a second chance.
I understand that there is a significant Muslim population in the UK and I believe in cultural relativity and all that, but…THE WOMEN. The poor women. Do we really want to give legitimacy to a system that treats women as less than human?
If there were a court that treated non-white humans the way Sharia courts treat female humans, I feel that more people would be speaking out about it than are speaking out about this.
And I am sad. I have not been to the UK in years, but I feel the need to post this and make people aware of it.
WHY? Nothing seems to make sense. I want someone to explain to me what is going on.
I understand that women are strong and can speak for themselves, but by God, if men do not speak up as well when they are being treated this way, then we are part of the problem.
What in the hell is happening? I cannot hold my head up in this world as a man when things like this are allowed to happen.
:fume: :fume: :fume: :fume: :fume:
Words fail me but men are lesser human beings as long as we stand by and do nothing in the face of this.