Oh, Bravo, Brave Lady!

Now, be as brave as she and PASS THE LAW.

On 7 June 2011 Baroness Cox introduced a new Bill in the House of Lords intended to outlaw the use of Sharia law where it conflicts with English law. In proposing the new Bill she said:
“Equality under the law is a core value of British justice. My Bill seeks to preserve that standard. My Bill seeks to stop parallel legal, or ‘quasi-legal’, systems taking root in our nation. Cases of criminal law and family law are matters reserved for our English courts alone.

“Through these proposals, I want to make it perfectly clear in the law that discrimination against women shall not be allowed within arbitration. I am deeply concerned about the treatment of Muslim women by Sharia Courts. We must do all that we can to make sure they are free from any coercion, intimidation or unfairness. Many women say, ‘we came to this country to escape these practices only to find the situation is worse here’.”

The Bill has arisen over concerns about the discrimination suffered by Muslim women under the Sharia system. The Bill proposes to protect women by stopping discriminatory rulings that are contrary to UK law and ensuring that Sharia law does not appear to have jurisdiction where it does not….

Personally, I don’t see where Sharia has ANY right being “on the books” with English law. But the fact is, they’ve let the snake in with the hens and, if some of her compadres in Parliment can grow a similar pair, there may be hope yet for England.

(Thanks to Phineas Fahrquar for the link.)

4 Responses to “Oh, Bravo, Brave Lady!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Sharia law has no application in English law, Napoleonic law, and pretty much any civilized law. Hopefully, the dhimmis in England can be beaten on this.

  2. Skyler says:

    Common law has always allowed choice of law by parties. The same goes in the US. BUt I agree that it has no place in criminal law. Family law is a bit trickier because marriage is like a contract and the parties should be able to agree to prenuptial agreements.

    However, it seems to me that enough abuse has occurred in family law that this proposal is merited.

  3. Ave says:

    Kudos to Baroness Cox and I pray this bill will be passed swiftly.

  4. nightfly says:

    Bravura, m’lady Cox. The spirit of General Napier lives on.

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