Sharia councils in the UK will frequently ask people to sign an agreement to abide by their decisions: councils call themselves courts and the presiding imams are judges, there is neither control over the appointment of these judges nor an independent monitoring mechanism, people often do not have access to legal advice and representation, proceedings are not recorded, nor are there any searchable legal judgments, nor is there any real right to appeal.
The AHA Foundation > What isn’t wrong with Sharia law?
- In the Wall Street Journal, founder of the AHA Foundation Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on universities to break with orthodoxy and embrace critical thinking to improve the state of women's rights.
- In her own words, Ayaan Hirsi Ali responds to the public statement of Brandeis University.
- The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers' efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM).
- An extensive awareness campaign on female genital mutilation (FGM) and violence against women will be rolled out in the borough of Brent (UK), the result of a landmark report looking into the issues which was spearheaded by Councillor Ann John.
- The city council of Slough (UK) has vowed to combat female genital mutilation after the town was named as one of four areas by the NHS as 'high-risk’ for the illegal practice.