Unequal justice

Unequal Justice: UK Favouring Muslims Over Non-Muslims In Court

There have been a couple of disturbing signs lately that the United Kingdom no longer aspires to have one law for all, that instead UK Muslims are entitled to preferential treatment. Both signs take the form of extending special privileges to Muslim women in judicial proceedings. The result may be to disadvantage non-Muslims vis-à-vis Muslims, while simultaneously institutionalizing the sexism of Sharia law against Muslim women.

  • JoKeR

    Say it ain’t so, Mo…

  • AlanUK

    I wonder what would happen if the accused (who is not guilty throughout their trial) makes complains to the Judge that his Human Rights are being abused by having a veiled witness? The accused is immediately put at a disadvantage because they cannot appear in a mask.
    Seems like a can of worms.
    On the other hand, impact on the victim should be a factor (one of several, perhaps) in deciding the sentence but NOT on whether the accused is guilty or not.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      On the other hand arguments are useless.
      See: Andrew Coyne, Canadian and supposed journalist.

  • Millie_Woods

    They’re making it up as they go along. The law is a farce when judges are allowed to interpret it based on their personal whims and quirks.

    • Clausewitz

      Well that’s what we have in Canada in the SCOC, and is the back bone of one wise Latina Judge in the SCOTUS.

      • Millie_Woods

        Yes. That thought crossed my mind while I was reading the article.