Britain Recognizes Sharia Law And Enshrines Gender Discrimination For The First Time
Britain has allowed courts recognizing Sharia law to run alongside their own, but they’re making a further move to substantively approve of the Muslim religious precepts, including many that institute discrimination against women and illegitimate children.
From the Telegraph:
Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.
Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law Society, High Street solicitors will be able to write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether.
The documents, which would be recognised by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out of wedlock – and even those who have been adopted – from being counted as legitimate heirs.
This is what happens when a culture weakens its own principles in favor of amorphous multicultural ones. Eventually, a stronger culture simply undermines and supplants the impoverished values it encounters. Luckily there are those who see the threat and oppose it in Britain:
Lady Cox said: “Everyone has freedom to make their own will and everyone has freedom to let those wills reflect their religious beliefs. But to have an organisation such as The Law Society seeming to promote or encourage a policy which is inherently gender discriminatory in a way which will have very serious implications for women and possibly for children is a matter of deep concern.”
Think it can’t happen in America? Go listen to all the voices, mostly on the left, who say that we should be more like Europe, and how they incorporate and advocate for multiculturalism. Unless we recognize and strengthen those American principles and traditions that made us so prosperous and free, it’s only a matter of time before the same kind of cultural supplanting is manifested within our shores as well.