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February 17, 2008
Britain Considers Another Step Toward Sharia
The Government is preparing to announce whether it will press ahead with plans to use "sharia bonds" to raise money for public spending programmes, it has emerged.
Ministers see the bonds, known as sukuk, as a way of tapping Middle East money and building bridges with Islam. […]
Islamic law forbids making money from interest, making conventional loans unacceptable to the devout.
But the specially-designed sukuk bonds have been designed to comply with the demands of Sharia[…]
Not everyone shares Williams's enthusiasm for sharia. Worries Edward Leigh, chairman of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee:
I am concerned about the signal this would send — it could be the thin end of the wedge. British Common Law must be supreme and should apply to everyone.
Less than a generation ago, that would have been obvious.
On a tip from Ian from the EUSSR.
Posted by Van Helsing at February 17, 2008 6:57 PM
England is also doing away with tests that may be stressful to students.
Posted by: mega at February 17, 2008 7:57 PM
So let me get this straight: Everyone from the lowest street beggar to the Prime Minister to the Queen of England herself is not above the laws of the land, but anyone who is Muslim can choose not to submit to it?
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at February 17, 2008 11:38 PM