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Old 7th Dec 2016, 12:32
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
I think Sharia courts are an abomination and should be reined in. And the same applies to Beth Din but nobody ever complains about that.
I think the phrase “Sharia Courts” is often misused. Under English law, it is permissible for civil disputes to be resolved by alternative forms of arbitration providing all parties concerned are agreeable.

The crucial thing to my mind is that a) any judgement passed does not breach English law, and b) the participants are not bullied into use of Sharia or other religious systems for cultural reasons.
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