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Legal system threatened

There is an ongoing debate about the place of shari’a law in the English judicial system.

Over recent years there has been a tendency by the government to turn a blind eye and allow the establishment of shari’a courts in Muslim areas of the UK. Outwardly they are only tribunals, but as shari’a is indivisible and inseparable it does more than arbitrate. The Ministry of Justice has authorised Muslim Arbitration Tribunals, allegedly based on Beth Din (the Jewish system) and on the 1996 Act, but this should have had Parliamentary discussion and it did not.