High street lawyers are being offered formal training in Islamic Sharia Law by the professional body which represents solicitors, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose.Indeed they have, and what kind of people attended?
A new training course being run by the Law Society this summer is described as an “introduction to Islamic Sharia law for small firms”.
Critics said the fact that the Law Society was offering training in Sharia law created the “perception” that it was now “a legal discipline”.
[...] The Sharia Law event at the Law Society’s headquarters on Chancery Lane, central London on June 24 has already sold out.
There is increasing concern about by the use of Sharia Law in communities in the UK – last week a campaign called ShariaWatch was launched to monitor its spread.If there's any fear of reprisals, the blame can be laid at the feet of any UK politician who condones this monstrosity, for leading to such a situation where you've got potentially violent maniacs in sheep's clothing lurking around corners. And Cox is right, the UK's made women under Islam feel less safe than in the countries they were originally from.
There were unsubstantiated claims at its launch in the House of Lords that MPs and peers were afraid to speak out about Sharia Law because of the fear of reprisals.
Baroness Cox, a campaigning cross-bench peer who hosted the launch, said the Law Society’s encouragement for Sharia law was “disturbing”.
She said: “While every citizen in this country is free to practice their religion, it is deeply disturbing that an organisation as prestigious as the Law Society appears to be encouraging the implementation of Sharia Law.”
Islamic law was “often inherently discriminatory against women”, including in the way women were treated in divorce and inheritance cases, she said.
Lady Cox added: “Muslim women have claimed they feel ‘betrayed’ by Britain: they came here to escape Sharia law and they find the situation worse here than in the countries they came from.”