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Submitted by Iftikhar Ahmad (United Kingdom), Feb 12, 2008 at 17:05

Salaam

Sharia is used widely through out Britain and other European countries every day. There should be no surprise to anyone that elements of it are inculcated into the British legal system.

Considering the crime rate in Britain is the highest in the west, may be sharia Law is exactly what the Brits need. For the time being Sharia Law could be used for marital issues. In the next hundred years, more than 50% of Brits would revert to Islamic faith and than there is a possibility of Sharia criminal law might be introduced.

In Malaysia, a Muslim would go to the Sharia Court, deals only in family -based non-criminal matters can only give recommendation and penalties in line with the main national legal system, which is firmly based in British Law. The systems work extremely well, respecting the family values and traditions of a multi-cultural society while still having a uniform legal system that applies equally to all for the majority of legal matters. If British law and Shjaria Courts can work amicably in Malaysia why it can't work in Britain.

I fully support Archbishop's view, who has shown admirable courage in bringing legitimate religious concern into the public sphere.

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