Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baroness Cox on Sharia Law in Britain

From The Christian Institute. Hat Tip to Anglican Mainstream

Sharia law is inherently discriminatory and is causing women in Britain to suffer, a prominent humanitarian campaigner has warned.

Baroness Cox was speaking on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about her Bill which is designed to curb the problems caused by Sharia courts operating in England and Wales.

She decided to table the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill after hearing the “heartbreaking” stories of women who have gone through Sharia courts.

Read and listen to the debate here.

1 comment:

George Patsourakos said...

Sharia Law -- also known as Islamic Law -- tends to be discriminatory against women.

For example, it allows men to have several wives, but women are only allowed to have one husband. It calls for women to be stoned to death for committing adultery, but men are rarely punished for committing adultery. It allows husbands to initiate a divorce, but women cannot. It emphasizes that parents select a husband for their daughters, but sons are free to marry any woman they want. It requires wives to get permission from their husbands in order to leave their home to perform an errand or meet with others, but husbands can leave their home at will. These are just a few of the double standards that discriminate against women under Sharia Law.