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Philip Davies MP Calls For Sharia Councils To Be Abolished

Philip Davies MP Calls For Sharia Councils To Be Abolished

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
28/02/2018
Sharia Watch
Summary: 

There is no place for Sharia Courts in the UK and Muslim women should be given the same protection as any other women, an MP has warned. Shipley MP Philip Davies urged Prime Minister Theresa May to act to stop the parallel Muslim legal system in the UK and protect vulnerable women. He said: “Last year I attended a meeting in the House of Lords organised by the wonderful crossbench Peer and Human Rights campaigner Baroness Cox, at which three very brave women told us harrowing tales of how they have been treated and discriminated against by Sharia councils. Isn’t it time this alternative discriminatory form of justice was no longer tolerated in this country.” Mr Davies called for action during Prime Minister’s Questions but was heckled by opposition MPs trying to silence him. Mr Davies condemned the behaviour of Labour colleagues, and added: “It is amazing how noisy feminists in this place are so quiet about this issue when women are being discriminated against in this country.”