UK: "If sharia law is implemented, this country will be a haven of peace"…

‘We want to offer sharia law to Britain’

By Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones


Dr Suhaib Hasan is pushing for personal sharia law to be integrated into the British legal system


* What happened to ‘Rule Britannia?’ Is this once proud nation going to succumb to the 7th century barbarism of the Koranimals?

Amnah is a modern British Muslim. She is dressed in a denim skirt and her head is covered in a hijab. Poised and self-assured, she has come to meet Dr Suhaib Hasan, a silver-bearded sheikh who sits behind his desk, surrounded by religious books.

* The origins and obligations of sharia law

“But why would I have to observe the waiting period?” she asks him. “What are the reasons?” There is an urgency to her questions.

“These reasons don’t apply to me, that’s what I’m very confused about. If you could give me the reasons why I have to wait three months, then I’ll understand.”

Amnah is going through a divorce and is baffled at being told that she must wait for three months to remarry, considering that she hasn’t seen her estranged husband for two years.

She twists her sock-clad toes into the carpet, grasping one hand with the other in her lap, and fixes Dr Hasan with an intense look. He meets this with a simple reply: “These rulings are all in the Koran. The rulings are made for all.”


Amnah has little choice but to comply: Dr Hasan is a judge, and this is a sharia court – in east London. It sits, innocuously, at the end of a row of terrace houses in Leyton: a converted corner shop, with blinds on the windows, office- style partitions and a makeshift reception area.

It is one of dozens of sharia courts – also known as councils – that have been set up in mosques, Islamic centres and even schools across Britain. The number of British Muslims using the courts is increasing.

* Link to the Telegraph

Islamic courts meet every week in the UK to rule on divorces and financial disputes. Clare Dwyer Hogg and Jonathan Wynne-Jones report on demands by senior Muslims that sharia be given legal authority .

Dr Hasan, who has been presiding over sharia courts in Britain for more than 25 years, argues that British law would benefit from integrating aspects of Islamic personal law into the civil system, so that divorces could be rubber-stamped in the same way, for example, that Jewish couples who go to the Beth Din court have their divorce recognised in secular courts.

“Penal law is the duty of the Muslim state – it is not in the hands of any public institution like us to handle it. Only a Muslim government that believes in Islam is going to implement it. So there is no question of asking for penal law to be introduced here in the UK – that is out of the question.”

Despite this, Dr Hasan is open in supporting the severe punishments meted out in countries where sharia law governs the country.

“Even though cutting off the hands and feet, or flogging the drunkard and fornicator, seem to be very abhorrent, once they are implemented, they become a deterrent for the whole society.

“This is why in Saudi Arabia, for example, where these measures are implemented, the crime rate is very, very, low,” he told The Sunday Telegraph.

In a documentary to be screened on Channel 4 next month, entitled Divorce: Sharia Style, Dr Hasan goes further, advocating a sharia system for Britain. “If sharia law is implemented, then you can turn this country into a haven of peace because once a thief’s hand is cut off nobody is going to steal,” he says.

“Once, just only once, if an adulterer is stoned nobody is going to commit this crime at all.

“We want to offer it to the British society. If they accept it, it is for their good and if they don’t accept it they’ll need more and more prisons.”

These sentiments, and the vast cultural gulf they expose, alarm many in the West and go to the heart of the debate about the level of integration among Muslims living in Britain and their acceptance of British values.

Many are uncomfortable with the idea of linking sharia to civil law in Britain. In The Sunday Telegraph earlier this month, Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, wrote: “Attempts have been made to impose an “Islamic” character on certain areas?… There is pressure already to relate aspects of the sharia to civil law in Britain. To some extent this is already true of arrangements for sharia-compliant banking but have the far-reaching implications of this been fully considered?”

There are also issues around the Islamic approach to equality and human rights that make integration with British law problematic and contentious.


* Mass-Internment & deportations could solve many of these problems. Unfortunately the dhimmi Brits are not quite there yet…



8 thoughts on “UK: "If sharia law is implemented, this country will be a haven of peace"…”

  1. * Dr Suhaib Hasan is pushing for personal sharia law …

    I wondered where my mother’s garden gnome ended up. 🙂

  2. * What happened to ‘Rule Britannia?’

    What, this:

    Rule Britannia!
    Britannia rule the waves.
    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

    More like this, if Mo gets his way:

    Rule Sharia
    Sharia rules its slaves
    Britons never, never, never shall be free again.

  3. * Dr Suhaib Hasan is pushing for personal sharia law to be integrated into the British legal system

    Hasan is listed as secretary of the Islamic Sharia Council …
    * Dr Suhaib Hasan (Secretary)
    … and its web site implies that the ISC does not intend to stop at “personal sharia).
    The Mojan Horse is at the gates, ready for Brown & co to roll it in.

    Historically, Muslim organisations have urged the legislative authorities in the UK, to factor the Islamic viewpoint into all aspects of the legislative process, not least in the field of family law: the response to this call has been surprising indeed. The answer has been clear and unequivocal: one country – one law. Given that what was traditionally known as, ‘the Christian perspective’ in the UK has been essentially annexed from all legal and legislative processes, it almost seems inappropriate to expect that the perspective of yet another religion – Islam – be factored into the discussion.

    [Islam’s false prophet invoked to justify sharia]

    God has sent numerous messengers throughout time to remind and guide all people to the true and straight path; prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Noah, Jesus and Muhammad – peace and blessings of God be upon them. God also revealed laws by which man should live. Everything from marital and sexual relationships to ruling and trade have been revealed: Islamic law, too, as an expression of God’s revelation, is comprehensive and complete, covering all aspects of life.

  4. Looks like Prince Charles, “defender of faith”, will be at the forefront of snuffing out
    freedom in Britain, and anywhere else he is accepted as Monarch (eg Oz)…
    Charles’s letter in support of Islamic ‘fundamentalism’

    [I have, for a long time, despaired of the ignorant and thoroughly evil ‘role’ of the tabloid media in deliberately misrepresenting Islam and reducing everything to the level of the absurd.”]

    Want that as King? No thanks.

  5. suhaib hasan, just two words for you and your ilk … Fuck Off.

    It seems suhaib hasan is a salafi muslim (salafi=wahabbi).

    “Salafis reject not only Western ideologies such as Socialism and Capitalism, but also common Western concepts like economics, constitutions, political parties, revolution and social justice. Muslims should not engage in Western activities like politics,(even by giving them an Islamic slant). Instead, Muslims should stick to traditional activities, particularly Dawah. Salafis promote Sharia rather than an Islamic political program or state”.

    “The fact is that, over 85% of Muslims follow the traditional orthodox Sunni path of the mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah. This has been the way for over thousand years, and only recently (in the last 30 years) has the (so called) Salafi sect come into existence”.

    more info about ‘factions’ at:

    Very Interesting reading, from a sunni hanafi UK forum
    Is it true that it is only the Salafis who are fighting and leading the Jihad around the Muslim world and that the Orthodoxy have given up on Jihad?
    1. No, the Orthodox have not stopped defending themselves. However, the Salafi Organisation, upon interfering has brought great shame upon this principle of faith.

    2. The campaign in Chechnya for the past 100 years up until the mid 1990s was conducted by Orthodox theologians and the laity. Since the arrival of the Salafi movement, both Muslims and kuffar have been killed indiscriminately and still no state. In fact there has been another incursion into the Caucus area where mostly Muslims have been killed.

    3. In Afghanistan, most of the campaign organisers were Orthodox, but in the late 1980s, the Salafi involvement yet again wrecked things. Then the Taliban came. But not long after them, the Salafis infiltrated their government, did campaigns outside of the country without the permission of the amir and then brought the world against what could have been a bastion of Shari`a.

    4. In Indonesia, the Orthodox were defending themselves against Christian persecution in the outlying islands. But then the Salafis came in the late 80’s and began doing tit-for-tat violence, such as beheadings, rapings and the like.

    5. Algeria has had a strong history of striving for truth and seeking liberation, but in the late 1980s, the Salafiyyh organisation slithered in and began killing Muslims and kuffar indiscriminately.

    6. The same can be said of the situation in Palestine.

    7. In Arabia, the unlawful detention of Orthodox theologians and the murder of these scholars continues, a sort of perverted ‘internal jihaad’ that has been taking place for now more than 2 centuries.

    8. Bosnia was subjected to the same horror and now the people are further from Islam than previous and receive the preaching of the Salafi rhetoric, which the people are not receptive to, as they know the Orthodox creed

    The point in saying this is that the Orthodox have not had problems with practicing principles. The problem has been the appearance of the Salafiyyah. Under the banner of stopping criminals and war crimes, they began/have begun slaughtering people in a haphazard fashion. How could war criminals stop war criminals?

    Iraq is just one of the most recent examples of this behaviour, with extra-judicial murders being carried out by people who are neither amirs of any sanctioned Islamic army nor khalifas nor their representatives. Therefore, how could such a penalty as execution be carried out in the absence of legal authority? It is due to the fact that Salafiyyah has made itself the authority.

    One of (if not the #1) greatest threats to the expansion and renewal of Muslim Orthodoxy is the world-wide global menace of Salafism, which if we do not confront it and defeat it will carry terrible consequences for us and our loved ones.

  6. Britain will become a haven of peace if it goes with sharia? Never? Even if all infidels were killed by sharia then the Koranists would be killing one another. There is never peace where there is the Koran.

  7. “If Sharia law is implemented, this country (UK) will be a haven of peace.”

    Like the Middle-Eastern Muslim cesspits?

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