Thursday, 22 September 2011

Are Women Partners in Marriage ... or ... Just Conjugal Property?

Women's Rights and Family Law Under Sharia Law

Thanks to Truth In Action Ministries ... See Video Here

A growing Muslim population is ratcheting up pressure to apply Islamic shariah law in Europe, Truth That TransformsTV reports on its nationwide broadcast September 25. Experts and public officials in Europe, now seven percent Muslim, describe how law and society are changing as Islam exerts its influence.
In Britain, there are some 85 shariah courts, which hand down rulings at odds with Western law in divorce, child custody, and alimony cases, according to a 2009 Civitas study. 

'Among the rulings ... we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British courts. 

Here are some examples: 
  1. a Muslim woman may not under any circumstances marry a non-Muslim man unless he converts to Islam; such a woman's children will be separated from her until she marries a Muslim man; polygamous marriage (i.e. two to four wives) is considered legal
  2. a husband has conjugal rights over his wife, and she should normally answer his summons to have sex (but she cannot summon him for the same reason)
  3. a woman may not stay with her husband if he leaves Islam
  4. non-Muslims may be deprived of their share in an inheritance
  5. a wife has no property rights in the event of divorce 
  6. sharia law must override the judgements of British courts
  7. rights of child custody may differ from those in UK law
  8. taking out insurance is prohibited, even if required by law 
  9. there is no requirement to register a marriage according to the law of the country
  10. a Muslim lawyer has to act contrary to UK law where it contradicts sharia
  11. women are restricted in leaving their homes and driving cars
  12. sharia law of legitimacy contradicts the Legitimacy Act 1976
  13. a woman may not leave her home without her husband's consent (which may constitute false imprisonment)
  14. legal adoption is forbidden
  15. a woman may not retain custody of her child after seven (for a boy) or nine (for a girl)
  16. fighting the Americans and British is a religious duty
  17. recommendation of severe punishments for homosexuals
  18. woman cannot marry without the presence (and permission) of a male guardian
  19. an illegitimate child may not inherit from his/her father.' (pp.70-72)

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