in category Courts

Are Shari'a Courts in the UK a parallel legal system?

1 Answer
1 Answer
(4.3k points):
5 Helpful
3 Unhelpful

To suggest the Shari'a Courts in the UK are a parallel legal system is mischievously misleading and takes advantage of the public's ignorance.

A court can only impose itself because it is an apparatus of the state. It imposes by using others apparatuses of the state: the police force and prison system.

Do you see UK Shari'a Courts using the police or prisons to run a parallel legal system? No!

So stop peddling this propaganda which serves two purposes:
1) radicalise wider UK public against the term Shari'a and 2) intimidate Muslims against their confidence in Islamic legislation.

User Settings

What we provide!

Vote Content

Great answers start with great insights. Content becomes intriguing when it is voted up or down - ensuring the best answers are always at the top.

Multiple Perspectives

Questions are answered by people with a deep interest in the subject. People from around the world review questions, post answers and add comments.

An authoritative community

Be part of and influence the most important global discussion that is defining our generation and generations to come

Join Now !

Update chat message


Delete chat message

Are you sure you want to delete this message?