Petition – STOP Sharia Law in the UK – Sign


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22nd October, 2008

Help stop Sharia Law in the UK

In matters of justice the statement ‘There but for the grace of God I go’ should never have to apply, we should demand the same result from any legal ruling to uphold the same standard. Our laws are designed to be fair, just and most importantly to apply to everyone on equal terms, this is important because the statue of justice outside of the Old Bailey Central Criminal Courts in London wears a blindfold to represent something. Not only is justice inescapable it also means that it should never depend upon who is seeking justice and who has committed the crime, it should be blind to these things and only consider the facts of the case. Sharia Law in the UK is already being used through the Arbitration Act 1996, involving both civil and criminal matters. To a certain extent rather than both UK law and Sharia Law working together, the normal form of justice is being removed all together. No one should have a problem with any community seeking justice still everyone should have a problem when they use laws to make unfair judgements legal which are only justifiable to those who follow certain religious beliefs. Most importantly it’s not about taking power away from just courts, Sharia courts have every right to apply British law as long as it remains just, fair and the right thing to do.

The safe guard within Sharia courts is claimed to be that both sides have to agree to enter the judgement before it can be passed, in a community which does not completely remove pressure or social stigma it is questionable whether certain people are at threat of being pushed into these courts. It is also clear that women generally suffer more than men under Sharia law, under general conditions for finance men are awarded twice as much as women although under British law they are awarded equal amounts. The main issue here is that women are not seen as deserving the same rights as men. This should not be the notion of law we should allow anyone in this country to be under because it’s neither fair nor right. If you agree that law should be blind and justifiable to everyone then please sign the petition below. It should not be signed through fear or ignorance but the desire that everyone deserves the right to blind justice in a system that is open to checks and balances. Sign because you want to make sure every person regardless of religion, gender or anything else deserves to be considered equal in the eyes of the law and that the law should always remain blind. You have to be British to sign the petition. Thank you.


by Julian Mann

It is a sad state of affairs that the Archbishop of Canterbury appears to got have away with his remarks earlier this year about the inevitability of Sharia Law being introduced in the United Kingdom.

The fact that Britain’s most senior judge recently came out in support of Rowan Williams’ suggestion that aspects of Sharia should be adopted in Britain seems to have got him off the hook.

In a speech at the East London Muslim Centre, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, the Lord Chief Justice, said it was “not very radical” for Dr Williams to argue that Sharia can be used to help govern issues like family disputes and the sale of financial products.

Lord Phillips said: “It is possible in this country for those who are entering into a contractual agreement to agree that the agreement shall be governed by law other than English law.”

There may or may not be legal wisdom in Lord Phillips’ comments. To paraphrase Barack Obama, it is above my pay-grade to comment on the legal niceties. And to be fair to Lord Phillips he did say that the UK law should always prevail in criminal cases.

But I can comment on what should have been the ecclesiastical response to an Anglican minister at whatever level who seemed to come out in favour of a non-Christian religious legal system such as Sharia.

Penitential silence instead of a rock star’s ovation should have greeted him at the Church of England’s General Synod following his comments. And all the more so given his role within the Anglican Communion in which many faithful Anglicans suffer at the hands of Islamic persecution.

What should have happened at the General Synod is the following scenario: proceedings should have begun with the Archbishop of York stepping forward to introduce an emergency debate called for by the requisite number of Synod representatives. Dr Sentamu should have pointed out that Dr Williams’ remarks were contrary to the biblical theology of the Church of England and were therefore uncanonical.

The 39 Articles of Religion, enshrined in the Canon Law of the Church of England (Canon A5), are crystal clear as to our responsibility as licensed clergy towards other faith groups. Article 18 – Of Obtaining eternal Salvation only by the name of Christ – states: ‘They also are to be had accursed that presume to say, That every man shall be saved by the Law or Sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that Law, and the light of Nature. For Holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the Name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.’

Our canonical duty as clergy is to urge the adherents of other faiths (including secular humanism and atheism) to put their trust in the only Name given under heaven among mankind by which we must be saved. In commending a non-Christian religious law such as Sharia, even for the resolving of disputes and the regulating of transactions, Dr Williams abrogated his canonical duty to uphold the theology of the Church of England.

Dr Sentamu should also have pointed out that the introduction of Sharia Law would make it much harder for our security services to track down Islamic terrorists. The Church of England is supposed to be the church of the nation, concerned for the safety and well-being of all Her Majesty’s subjects and supportive of Her Government in its God-given responsibility. The state, according to the Apostle Paul in his epistle to the Romans, is ‘the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil’ (Romans 13v4 – King James Version).

When was the last time prayers of thanksgiving were offered at the General Synod for the courageous work of our internationally-respected intelligence services in combating the evil of Islamic terrorism?

—Julian Mann is vicar of the Parish Church of the Ascension, Oughtibridge in the diocese of Sheffield

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15 Responses to “Petition – STOP Sharia Law in the UK – Sign”

  1. walah9596 Says:

    how can archbishop can be so stupid about agreeing the sharia law. Put the archbishop in Pakistan for 10 years and let him evaluate his thought. Im sure it will change drastically. Islam is not religion of peace, peace in islam only happen when all non muslim is dead. Period.

  2. keeptonyblairforpm Says:

    Thanks for this, walah,

    I hope you have signed the petition against Sharia Law. It’s at this page.

    In case you haven’t noticed there is a dreadful situation in the Netherlands right now where Dutch MP Geert Wilders is about to be prosecuted for saying what he thinks about Islam. Whether he is right or wrong in this judgement is NOT the point.

    He should be able to say what he wants in the land of his birth and ancestors.

    Incomers seem to be able to say and do what they like, often violently, and no-one takes a blind bit of notice!

    This is symptomatic of what we in the west are coming to if we don’t wake up soon.

    This post is about the Wilders case.

    You can also go to Sharia Petition and support the Global Statement Against Sharia Law and the UK One Law For All Campaign and Petition.

    I have added my own poll to this page, which has 75% voting against Sharia Finance. This, to me, is creeping Sharia. They are opposite sides of the same coin.

    In the present financial meltdown anything could happen.

  3. Kelly Mcgill Says:

    Leave Britain alone. British people never voted for Britain to become a Multi Culture Society. Anyone who wants to obey Sharia Law should LEAVE Britain and go to a Country which will offer the law they want to follow such as Saudia Arabia,Libia.Pakistan…ect. “Why should British people be made a minority in their own home land”?
    Anyone who is Protesting against the BRITTISH LAW should SHUT their mouths and think twice before they speak. As this atitude will result in a Political and holy war amounst the British and Islamic People.
    However am very sure Islamic people enjoy the benefits and Liberties Britain offers especially Islamic women,which I can understand on their behalf. LEAVE BRITAIN AND BRITISH LAWS ALONE!!!!!!!!!

    • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

      A good point about British laws, Kelly.

      All we seem to hear are about the rights of others to have Sharia Law in OUR country and THEIR rights respected. A law which treats women and children as subservient to men.

      But now there are 85 such “courts” in Britain – or 85 that we know of. Probably many more (in a mosque near you.)

      None of the three major political parties is standing up against this.

      For me, this is a dilemma. For the first time ever I will be spoiling my ballot paper, I’m afraid.

  4. Kelly Mcgill Says:

    This is a Christian Country and generations before me have not stood strongly enough for Christianity. However I’am part of this Country and I’am claiming the right of centuries of my bloodline of this land and I can assure you that foreign Laws will not be tolerated in this land. This is my human right of Free Speech and feelings towards the future of my country which used to be “GREAT” Britain but it has lost it’s Greatness when it opened the doors to pathetic Laws and Multi Culture which WE the British did NOT vote for.

    • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

      Thanks for your comment, Kelly. I think the mistake was in NOT insisting that those from a different culture and religion did NOT commit to our lifestyle and laws when immigrating into our land. We were stupid or vain enough to think that they would all become as liberal minded as we are when they had been here for a bit.

      Looks like we got it wrong. And it is NOT the fault of any one politician or any one government. That is just brainwashing from thsoe who find us an easy touch. For decades we have had it wrong, and should have seen it coming. We preferred the vanity of thinking liberalism would rise above illiberalism.

      I have just posted this:

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  6. Teresa Wright Says:

    Please leave my country if you don’t want to follow British Laws. One Law for all secular law. I am a christian and I am siging this petition. I am British I am signing this petition.

    • keeptonyblairforpm Says:

      Teresa Wright

      Thank you. Couldn’t agree more. It is THAT simple.

      Please leave my country if you don’t want to follow British Laws. One Law for all secular law. I am a christian and I am signing this petition. I am British I am signing this petition.

  7. Sally Says:

    Take a leaf out of Australia’s book and stand up against it!! I am not a racist by any means and I have several bi racial family member who I am proud of but at the same time nobody should have tolerate people coming in for Islamic or any other country for that matter and trying to impose and enforce their own laws onto us, if these people do not like our western laws then they really need to consider either going back to their own country or going to another country that agrees with the Sharia Law or any other law that is generally incompatible with the western way of life.

    It’s really as simple as that!!

    • keeptonyblairforpm Says:


      As we all know it has nothing whatseover to do with racism. Nothing whatsoever!! I abhor fundamentalist Islam whether it’s purple, polka-dotty or all the colours of the rainbow.

      Nick Cohen has a lot to say on this pc press-inspired moving-of-the-goalposts. Reviewed here

  8. Ange Says:

    I am not a British citizen, but an Australian, and I totally agree with not allowing Sharia Law to put a single foot into any Western societies. Firstly, England was moulded by British laws, on British land, created on the foundations of Christianity/Catholicism and English people. Times have changed, THIS IS “THE 21st CENTURY”, its time to decide what is good for their country to suit their way of life. At least secular rules and obligations are not considered barbaric, abusive and primitive like those in Middle Eastern countries. Why should our civilisation be dragged down into the dumps? Anyone who wants to live by Sharia Law, insist on pushing this on us and refuse to embrace OUR WAY OF LIFE should be seriously questioned on their authenticity/intentions in living in our free culture. We don’t need them, we don’t want them. It can’t get any more complicated than that. Although I agree with freedom to express our views and opinions, but there are certain ones that I think shouldn’t be said in public.

  9. Kimberley Bowen Says:

    no sharia law in the uk

  10. Affliate Failure Says:

    This website is amazing. I will tell about it to my friends and anybody that could be interested in this subject. Great work guys!

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