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ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

ECHR Ruling on sharia law

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Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
04/08/2017
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He is accused of promoting the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). For two days those opposed to his beliefs on FGM have held a peaceful protest outside the new Bohra Masjid mosque in Hockley.

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Growing religious conservatism is threatening LGTB rights in Muslim-majority nations across Southeast Asia, say activists, with a new reportclaiming serious abuses against Malaysia's transgender community.

On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published I’m Scared to Be a Woman: Human Rights Abuses Against Transgender People in Malaysia. The document makes serious allegations of physical and sexual assault committed against transgender people while in official custody.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
10/09/2014
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In this revealing film, Channel 4 explores the world of polygamous marriages amongst British Muslims. While polygamy is illegal under British law, it is permitted under Sharia law, and while unusual, some estimate there are as many as 20,000 polygamous marriages amongst Muslims in the UK today. The film examines the daily challenges of polygamous life and the motivation behind those looking for another wife, and considers whether they are compelled by desire or tradition and meets those who are trying to make polygamy acceptable to mainstream UK society.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
30/08/2017
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Hope not Hate, the advocacy group that campaigns to “counter racism and fascism”, revealed that 52 per cent of people think that Islam is a threat to the West in its annual Fear and Hope report.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
29/08/2017
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Ricardo McFarlane, 30, allegedly breached an ASBO that barred him from approaching members of the public "in order to promote sharia law" on 25 March last year. McFarlane and a group of up to 20 other men are said to have set up a stall outside Topshop in Oxford Street and called for strict Islamic laws to be imposed across the UK.

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Belgium
News Date: 
27/08/2017
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“One in five mosques checked for extremism in 2016,” Brussels Times, August 27, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

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Australia
News Date: 
28/08/2017
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" is a sign of segregation, separation, rejection of the values we see all around us — values of acceptance and tolerance and otherness," she said. " a culture that treats woman as a sexualised object that has to be covered.

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The European Court of Human Rights, in its judgment on Refah Partisi v. Turkey, found it “difficult to declare one’s respect for democracy and human rights while at the same time supporting a regime based on sharia, which clearly diverges from Convention values, particularly with regard to its criminal law and criminal procedure, its rules on the legal status of women and the way it intervenes in all spheres of private and public life in accordance with religious precepts.” 

Whilst no Member State of the Council of Europe has formally enacted Sharia rules, informal Islamic tribunals reportedly apply such rules, in particular in the field of private law (e.g. family, inheritance, contracts and torts law) to willing members of Muslim communities in several Member States.

The Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam of the member states of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) affirms the validity of the Sharia as guidance for OIC member states in the field of human rights. The Declaration does not recognise equal rights of men and women and of persons with different sexual orientations, limits freedom of expression and of religion only in such a manner as would not be contrary to the principles of the Sharia and stipulates that there are no other crimes or punishments than those mentioned in the Sharia. Three States Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights have adhered to the Cairo Declaration.

In view of the above, the Assembly resolves to investigate the compatibility of Sharia law, including its informal application, with the ECHR and the implications for State Parties of adherence to the Cairo Declaration.

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And still more and more ‘cats’[Muslims} pour into Europe and into the UK. The grooming has been occasioned because we made this mess for ourselves and have neither the political inclination nor the will to call a halt. And because our politicians are terrified they might be called ‘racist’ if they grasp the nettle. And so we live in a bizarre state of denial. Here’s my bet — Mohammed Khan wins his case.

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
04/10/2016
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Islamic families in Britain have abused and attacked their own children for choosing to refuse the teachings of the Koran, a support group has found. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain revealed young people have turned to them after being hurt by their loved ones.

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