Last week the British press frothed over a report that at least 85 sharia tribunals now operate in the UK. British law is supposedly under attack, threatened by the creeping tide of radical sharia.
It’s understandable that talk of “sharia” makes some people nervous. Some interpretations of the sharia ban on apostasy clearly violate religious liberty and other basic human rights. There are also legitimate concerns that some elements of the Islamic community in the UK already ignore various civil laws.
On the other other hand, throwing the baby out with the bath will hardly help. The United States has long recognised sharia tribunals.… Seguir leyendo »