As a young British-Pakistani woman, Lubna faced an agonising decision. She was brought up a devout Muslim in a prosperous middle-class family in the north of England, but her arranged marriage to the father of her two children was a disaster.
He was both sexually abusive and physically violent; he and members of his family regularly beat up Lubna.
When he suddenly disappeared to pursue a new life in America with a new woman, she was left to work night and day to support his elderly parents until they threw her out of their house.
…. The court granted her custody of their children and successfully hid her address from him for fear of reprisals. But after she was persuaded to obtain an Islamic divorce in the sharia court, her true nightmare began.
First, the clerics tried to persuade her to attempt a reconciliation with her abusive husband. Then, after they disclosed her address, he threatened to kill her, kidnapped her children, and subjected her to an horrific rape that left her needing an abortion. [1218 comments]
[TOP RATED COMMENT 6693 votes] There is only room for one legal system in the U.K and it’s not Sharia.
[2ND 4707] We already know all this, so why, is this allowed anywhere in the world, let alone the UK. STOP IT NOW!
[3RD 4206] Bloody disgrace spineless Westminster . BRITISH LAW must be supreme in our nation over EU & most certainly over ANY religious regime.
[4TH 3747] Sharia law needs to be stamped out worldwide, it’s about time these pathetic individuals were taught that women are equal, and not 2nd class citizens.
[5TH 3447] Why are these courts allowed in The UK? [Daily Mail] Read more