Home Secretary Theresa May Says Many Britons ‘BENEFIT GREATLY’ from Sharia Law
Editor's Note: This woman wants to be Prime Minister. Her slogan says, "A country that works for everyone." But it really means, "A country for EVERYONE but White English people."
Theresa May sparked anger by claiming many Britons “benefit a great deal” from Sharia Law.
The Home Secretary made the controversial remarks as she announced the Government is set to investigate the “misuse” of Islamist law to subjugate women.
Top Tory Mrs May, who wants Britain to stay in the European Union, insisted the inquiry will not look into the legality of Sharia Law courts in a move designed to reassure Muslims.
Instead it will focus on instances where traditional Islamic doctrine is being “exploited” to discriminate against Muslim women.
There are thought to be around 100 Sharia Law courts operating throughout the UK, dispensing Islamic justice outside the remit of our own legal system.
Judgements handed down by the informal courts have no legal basis, but there are fears their presence means many Muslim women are not getting access to the justice they deserve.
But in a controversial intervention Mrs May yesterday claimed many British Muslims “benefit a great deal” from their existence.
As long as sharia councils exist, minorities within minorities + women will face pressure to use religious 'courts'. https://t.co/MmBbFguJX3— Secularism UK (@NatSecSoc) May 26, 2016
Furious commenters took to social media to blast the Home Secretary's comments, which they branded "unbelievable".
Belinda Wood tweeted: "Theresa May hails Sharia Benefits!! What is happening, a home sec seems to want a secondary law system for those seeking to destroy democracy.
Another user called Lithlad said: "While Theresa May explores the benefits of sharia law, Saudi Arabia bans cat photos for being 'too Western'. I hate this septic isle."
And a third, going under the name P.Pink, simply responded: "God help us, from atheist."
Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, was also unimpressed by the comments, describing them as "unbelievable".
Theresa May INSISTS many British people “benefit a great deal” from guidance offered by Sharia teaching......Hmm interesting— Ernie Warrender (@ErnieWarrender) May 27, 2016