I don't see much hope for Sharia in these parts.....
You try telling some old senora what to do and see how you come out of that sheeit.... The jumper cables , knives and guns come from everywhere..
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Originally Posted by allan38
Minor at best. We are doing something similar with our Native bands. Nothing new here and of limited scope. Shoot we use binding arbitration to settle contracts between unions and companies when they reach an impasse in negotiations and both request arbitration.
The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.
Under the act, the sharia courts are classified as arbitration tribunals. The rulings of arbitration tribunals are binding in law, provided that both parties in the dispute agree to give it the power to rule on their case.
Same thing. If they want to have an outside religious body help out in their marital affairs who are we to say no? Notice that they also say the tribunals can not rule in contradiction of English law.
Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips said that Islamic legal principles could be employed to deal with family and marital arguments and to regulate finance.
He declared: 'Those entering into a contractual agreement can agree that the agreement shall be governed by a law other than English law.'
Tories said that legal equality must be respected and that rulings incompatible with English law should never be enforceable.
I do not know enough to comment on their supreme court decision but am assuming it operates as ours do. In other words they are there to uphold the laws that our elected officials pass. Seems that their elected officials may not be happy with the court's decision.
Interestingly two Italian political leaders on the opposite side of the political spectrum, Isabella Bertolini, vice president of the MPs of the right-wing party Forza Italia, and Barbara Pollastrini, a post-communist former minister agreed to condemn the Supreme Court decision
Italy: Islam denied income tax revenue
Mosques in Italy will not receive a share of income tax revenue the Italian government allocates to religious faiths each year. Hindu and Buddhist temples, Greek Orthodox churches and Jehovah's Witnesses will be eligible for the funds, according to a bill approved by the Italian cabinet in May and still must be approved by parliament.
Doubt if you will have to worry about the Italians and Sharia law.