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Muslim group wants sharia law in Australia

Muslim group wants sharia law in Australia

Country: 
Australia
News Date: 
17/05/2011
Lancastrian
Summary: 

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils wants Muslims to be able to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia law. In a submission to the Federal Parliament's Committee on Multicultural Affairs, the Federation has asked for the change. It argues that all Australians would benefit if Islamic laws were adopted as mainstream legislation. That is not a view shared by many other contributors to the usually low-profile committee.