Australia: No Room For Sharia?

No room for Sharia in Australia: Brennan

“No court could apply and no government could administer two parallel systems of law” .

A FORMER High Court chief justice has used an address in Sydney to argue against incorporating parts of Islamic law into the Australian judicial system.

Sir Gerard Brennan, who served on the High Court from 1981 to 1998, and as chief justice from 1995 to 1998, told an audience at The University of New South Wales that there was no room for Sharia law in the Australian legal system.


Some religious leaders  Muslims have called for Australia to embrace “legal pluralism” in order to allow Muslims to marry, divorce and conduct financial transactions under the principles of sharia.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard last year ruled out the prospect of Sharia law becoming part of the nation’s justice system, saying the only law in the country was Australian law.

In the annual Hal Wootten lecture on Thursday night, Sir Gerard said there had been suggestions there was room for a “system in which at least some parts of Islamic Sharia law might operate as part of Australian law”.

He said: “That suggestion seems to me to be misconceived.”

Muslims were free to adhere to the “beliefs, customs and practices prescribed by Sharia law”, the former chief justice said, but only as long as they did not conflict with Australian law.

“That freedom must be respected and protected but that does not mean that Islamic Sharia should have the force of law.”

All Australian citizens, irrespective of their religion, had common values that formed the basis of Australian law, he said.

“Our citizens, including the Islamic community, share the basic Australian values of tolerance, egalitarianism, and individual freedom in thought and action,” he said.


They don’t. Judge Brennan would do well to start learning about what Islam teaches. Meanwhile, may we remind the muslims in this country about their oath?

“From this time forward I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.”

Trouble is, allah has dissolved the muslim vows, especially those given to infidels. So whenever they swear  their loyalty to Australia, they commit perjury.

8 thoughts on “Australia: No Room For Sharia?”

  1. “Our citizens, including the Islamic community, share the basic Australian values of tolerance, egalitarianism, and individual freedom in thought and action,” he said.
    Oh. Back to normal. That is, stupidity.

  2. Sharea should be the only source of legislation for Islamic communities in all parts of the world.

  3. I could live with that so long as Islamic communities went to live in Islamic countries only. “Sharia” has no place in century and definitely no place in Australia.

  4. Right does mhajden believe all girls should wear a burka with one eye hole and not get an education, and that anyone who is a thief should be amputated? That is not what we want here. Girls who don’t even do anything or learn a trade. That is not what we want here!

  5. mhajden believes that once a girl reaches 15 years old, they are then ripe for child-bearing. That is to be their job, making babies. By his own admission (in previous posts), he ‘married’ a 15-year-old when he was in his ‘mid-twenties’ (too ashamed to state his real age, maybe believes that ‘mid-twenties’ extends all the way up to 29?) and made her have babies. I guess now that he’ll start looking for another 15-year-old to start making some more babies. The current wife is just SO OLD!!!

  6. they dont make babies, they make “cannon fodder”. they dont breed for brains, they are producing an army! comming for us!

  7. hadjen,
    you want sharia then keep it in your home – do not try and bring it to ours – and do not hinder those that want no part of it (as many muslims find sharia as repulsive as we do).

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