Thursday, 31 January 2013

High Court opens way to divorces by Sharia

Divorce cases could be settled by Sharia and religious courts after a landmark High Court ruling.

Mr Justice Baker quoted the former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, who said in 2008 that ‘citizenship in a secular society should not necessitate the abandoning of religious discipline’.

 The Muslim Council of Britain praised the judgement, with a spokesman telling The Times: ‘If it leads to the eventual acceptance of Sharia court divorces then Muslims will be very encouraged.’

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