Undermining the Justice of Sharia, from Granting Divorce to Female Breadwinners

Picture from Hanan Abdalla's documentary, In the Shadow of a Man. Source.

A couple of weeks ago I came across this BBC Panorama  story on “Women at risk” which warns that “some Sharia councils in Britain may be putting Muslim women "at risk" by pressuring them to stay in abusive marriages.” The story presents a case of a couple going to one of the Sharia councils for the judge to decide if the woman can have a divorce, the wife accusing her husband of “refusing to work, ignoring the children and verbally abusing her.” The couple had been coming to the council for a yea … [Read more...]


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