Divorce cases could be settled by Sharia and religious courts after a landmark High Court ruling.
Mr Justice Baker quoted the former
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, who said in 2008 that
‘citizenship in a secular society should not necessitate the abandoning
of religious discipline’.
The Muslim Council of Britain praised the judgement, with a spokesman telling The Times: ‘If it leads to the eventual acceptance of Sharia court divorces then Muslims will be very encouraged.’