Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.Sometimes, I've wondered if they really do stand for anything. Of all the sharia compliant steps turning up in the UK, this is one of the worst. Breitbart London says:
Under guidance produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to compose Islamic wills that refuse women an equal share of inheritances and discount non-believers entirely, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
The recommendations can also prevent illegitimate children, as well as those who have been adopted, from being included in an inheritance.
Nicholas Fluck, president of The Law Society told the newspaper that the document, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, would promote “good practice” in applying Islamic principles in the British legal system.
But some lawyers have described the recommendations as “astonishing” and campaigners have warned that the move marks a step towards a “parallel legal system” for Britain’s Muslim communities.
Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer leading a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from discrimination authorised on the basis of religion, including from unofficial Sharia courts in Britain, told the Sunday Telegraph it was a “deeply disturbing” development.
And she pledged to raise the issue with ministers. “This violates everything that we stand for,” she said.
The Law Society is officially a trade organisation for solicitors but in reality it has a much wider scope. It regulates Lawyers and can ‘strike them off’ its register, making it impossible to practice.That sounds an awful lot like a socialist tactic - if you take a position they don't agree with, they can deny you the right to build a career. The UK is clearly not a country worth getting a job in.
Lawyers are required to pay a membership fee to the Society, whether they agree with its stance on things like Sharia or not.