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Labour MP: ‘Support’ Sharia Courts and Scrap ‘Racist’ Government Inquiry

Labour MP: ‘Support’ Sharia Courts and Scrap ‘Racist’ Government Inquiry

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
02/11/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

A Labour MP has said a long-awaited government inquiry into Britain’s sharia courts is ‘Islamophobic’ and should be dropped, proposing the religious legal system should be offered state ‘support’. Speaking ahead of Tuesday’s launch of the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry Naz Shah, who will give evidence, argued the courts were “complimentary” to British law and were simply “under-resourced”. She also claimed members of the Muslim community had said they thought the inquiry was “Islamophobic and racist”.