UK: Sharia law being administered in shop basements, MPs told

UK: Sharia law being administered in shop basements, MPs told, by John Bingham.

Unofficial and unregulated Sharia law bodies are operating “everywhere in the country” preforming marriages and handing out divorces, the head of a body set up to standardise the administration of Islamic law in the UK has told MPs.

Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan, chairman of UK Board of Sharia Councils, based in Regent’s Park Mosque in London, said it was impossible to know how many so-called sharia “councils” are operating in Britain.

But in some cases self-styled sharia authorities are operating out of small shops “maybe hidden in the basement or somewhere”, he said.

Who’s in charge in Britain? This isn’t assimilation, but invasion. Islam is much more than a religion; it is a totalitarian political ideology with which there is no reasoning or sharing (at least with its many fundamentalists).

hat-tip Stephen Neil