Monday, 15 September 2008

Britain's first sharia court

Last Friday (September 12th) an article appeared in the Leicester Mercury proclaiming that the first Islamic sharia court is operating in Leicestershire. The extent of this departure from British law was also covered in a Times article Here

Some people may feel that because there is a precedent in that there are already Jewish Beth Din courts operating in Britain, that this a natural extension for muslims living here. For others, alarm bells ring and see this as yet another thin end of the wedge to gradually bring in full Islamic law.

We note that Sughra Ahmed is from the Islamic Foundation in Leicester. This organisation was founded in 1973 by Khurshid Ahmad, a senior figure in Jamaat-i-Islami. It is an affiliate of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Mohammed Siddique Siddon is, or was, a Research Fellow of the Foundation. The attached bookstore promotes works of Islamist fundamentalists Sayyid Abul Ala Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb. Those who have read Ed Hussein's book, The Islamist will hear very loud alarm bells now; so Leicestershire BNP would like to know rather more about Miss Ahmad's credentials.

Suleman Nagdi is the spokesman for the Leicestershire Federation of Muslim Organisations. At the moment, he is objecting to a proposed ban on the disgusting culture of halal killing. Well, he would.

It's just a thought, but doesn't the Federation of Muslim Organisations sound similar to the Federation of Islamic Organisation in Europe?


Anonymous said...

The link is not working, this link does work, try this one


Keats said...

Cheers,David, thanks for letting me know.