Sharia Comes to Britain

Phil Ryken

According to The Sunday Times (9/14/08), the British government has incorporated Islamic law into the British legal system by establishing five sharia courts.  The judgments of these courts are now enforceable with the full power of British law, running all the way up through the High Court.  This is only the latest step in the Islamicization of Britain.  The results will be especially damaging to women, since many of the disputes that end up before sharia tribunals are domestic, and the rights of women are dramatically restricted under Islamic law.