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Leading UK Sharia Court ‘Protects’ Violent Muslim Husbands From Prosecution

Leading UK Sharia Court ‘Protects’ Violent Muslim Husbands From Prosecution

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/10/2016
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

One of the UK’s leading sharia courts “protects wife-beating suspects by sabotaging criminal proceedings against them”, a Parliamentary committee has heard.
The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (MAT) in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is just one of the UK’s 80 Islamic “councils”, set up in 2007 ostensibly to help resolve civil and family disputes in accordance with Islamic scripture.

According to their own website, MAT cannot deal with criminal offences, but “parties can ask Mat to assist in reaching reconciliation” where “there are criminal charges such as assault within the context of domestic violence.

“The terms of such a reconciliation can then be passed on to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) through the local Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officers with a view to reconsidering the criminal charges”, the website adds.