What utter shit. If you want Sharia law, stay in whatever god-forsaken hell hole you crawled out of instead of forcing your beliefs on others.[/quote]
What part of “voluntary arbitration” did you interpret as “forcing your beliefs on others”?
Moreover, out of the 57 countries that make up the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference), 5 have a criminal and civil code based on their interpretation of religious texts. Among those 5, no two countries agree on what Sharia is supposed to be either.
As for the “god-forsaken hell hole you crawled out of”, what do you do with 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations? How do you deal with the Jacks that decided to convert to Islam? Isn’t it discriminatory to deny Muslims the flexibility offered by common law while Beth Din courts operate routinely?
What exactly does “pretty soon” represent in your view?
I totally agree with that. But isn’t closing up arbitration courts an assault on freedom. How can choice not be a good thing in this case?
And I hate to be the one to break it to you, but the association between the church and the state of England is quite evident to anyone that pays any attention. To cite only the most famous case, Helen Duncan was prosecuted and sentenced under the Witchcraft Act as late as 1944. Heck, a couple of month back, a teacher in Florida was accused of “wizardry” and fired after he performed a sleight of hand trick in class. But let’s stick to the Brits.
And if you pay even the slightest attention to the crowd riled up about this in Britain, you’ll realize that most echoed argument against these courts is the so-called “Judeo-Christian heritage”. Seriously, pay attention.