The Big Question: How do Britain’s sharia courts work, and are they a good thing? – The Independent

Posted June 30th, 2009 in islamic law, news by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

Civitas, an independent research organisation, has issued a report saying that there are many more sharia courts operating in the United Kingdom than we thought. It was known that there were such courts operating in London, Manchester, Bradford, Birmingham and Nuneaton, but no-one knows how many there are. By examining online fatwa sites, the author calculated that there at least 85, most operating out of mosques, but some located in cafes or Muslim schools across the country.”

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The Independent, 30th June 2009