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Sunday, 28 December 2008

Let’s make things worse for Muslim women

One of Britain’s most senior legal figures, Baroness Butler-Sloss, reckons sharia divorces should be recognised by courts and the government.

She’s the former head of the Family Division, so perhaps she should know that women will truly get a really good deal in a sharia court.

Britain’s Telegraph tells us:

Butler-Sloss called for judges to stop granting civil divorces to separating Muslim couples unless they had already been through a religious divorce. She claimed the move would end the “injustice” of women being left unable to remarry if their husband refused to grant them a divorce, because under Islam only men have the power to end marriages.

More appeasement of religion, and in particular a religion that sees women as tenth-rate citizens there to do the bidding of their husbands and fathers.

What the hell has it got to do with their religion if the right thing to do in a bad marriage is to end it? This is just pandering to the seventh century.

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