The UK women seeking divorce through Sharia councils – BBC News

TRUTHBOMBS: You Christians better wake up. The UK is the test site for the US. I know that some cities in Texas are trying to start this kind of thing too.

The use of Sharia councils in the UK to settle disputes using Islamic religious law has been criticised for discriminating against women. With rare access, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme looks at what takes place inside one such council.”Is it not possible to forget all the things he has done to you?” one of three Islamic scholars asks Yasmeenah – not her real name – in a side room of Birmingham Central Mosque.Yasmeenah has been in an arranged marriage since the age of 15, and says her husband has emotionally and physically abused her throughout the relationship.She has come to this Sharia council – one of an estimated 30 established councils across the UK, often referred to as Sharia “courts” – in the hope the scholars will grant her a divorce from her Islamic marriage, or nikah.She dismisses the idea that she can overlook the past and continue the relationship

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