Inside Britain’s Sharia Courts: Battered Wives Plead with Clerics to Dissolve Abusive Marriages for Cash

June 3, 2018 — Breitbart.com reports: “A journalist has been allowed a rare glimpse into the workings of Britain’s secretive Sharia Courts, which can preside over business, marriage, and financial disputes in the Muslim community under the Arbitration Act of 1996.

‘What strikes you first is the squalid nature of the women’s stories. Their husbands have beaten and abused them, they claim; lied and cheated, cavorted with prostitutes, become addicted to drugs. One weeping wife even accuses her spouse of molesting her infant child,’ reports David Jones in an article for the Daily Mail.

Jones describes how, ‘after much negotiation’, he was able to persuade a Sharia council in Birmingham to let him observe it in action as a ‘procession of downtrodden women’ came to plead for the dissolution of their Islamic marriages ‘in a windowless chamber in the city’s huge Central Mosque’ — in exchange for a £300 fee.

Just how many courts of this kind are operating in Britain is unknown, with Reading University estimating around 30 and  the Civitas think-tank estimating around 85 — but the Government has conceded they pose a danger to Britain’s social cohesion, ‘[keeping] many Muslims isolated, entrenched and with little social stake in wider British citizenship and life.’

Many Muslim women find themselves forced to turn to these courts because their husbands do not supplement their Islamic marriages with civil marriages — which would give wives more rights in the secular courts, and prevent husbands from taking extra spouses without breaking the law on bigamy…”  (I have shared this worldwide numerous times, here are 10 reasons why sharia is bad for all societies: 1. Islam commands offensive, aggressive and unjust jihad which is a holy war.  2.  Islam orders apostates to be killed.  3.  Islam orders death for Muslims and death for non-Muslim critics of Muhammad and the Quran, and even Sharia itself.  4.  Islam orders unmarried fornicators to be whipped, put to death, and adulterers to be stones.  5.  Islam commands all homosexuals to be executed.  6.  Islam commands that highway robbers should be crucified or mutilated.  7.  Islam commands that a male and female thief must have a hand cut off.  8.  Islam allows an injured plaintiff to exact legal revenge, physical eye for physical eye.  9.  Islam allows husbands to beat their wives.  10.  Islam commands that drinkers and gamblers be beaten.  Sharia law ultimately degrades societies and diminishes freedom.)