Sharia rulings in UK ‘can go to courts’

Decisions made under Islamic sharia law can be accepted by English and Welsh family courts, a minister has confirmed.

Sharia, a set of principles governing the way many Muslims believe they should live, is not legally binding.

But rulings passed on separating couples by a sharia council can be “rubber stamped” by the courts, said justice minister Bridget Prentice.

via:[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7690809.stm]

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