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Lord Chief Justice and sharia law

Readers will recall the Archbishop of Canterbury’s February lecture on sharia law. Now the Lord Chief Justice of England has given a lecture on the same topic.

On the Archbishop of Canterbury’s website Welcome for Lord Chief Justice Remarks on Sharia Law
The Lord Chief Justice’s speech is online Equality before the Law

Patrick Wintour and Riazat Butt in The Guardian Sharia law could have UK role, says lord chief justice

Britain’s most senior judge reopened one of the most highly charged debates in Britain last night when he said he was willing to see sharia law operate in the country, so long as it did not conflict with the laws of England and Wales, or lead to the imposition of severe physical punishments.

Frances Gibb, Legal Editor of The Times Case dismissed: Lord Chief Justice lays down law on Sharia

Britain’s most senior judge declared last night that there was no place for Sharia courts in this country and insisted that all residents were governed by the laws of England and Wales.

Christopher Hope and James Kirkup in the Telegraph Muslims in Britain should be able to live under sharia, says top judge

Christopher Hope in the Telegraph Sharia will ‘inevitably’ become part of British law, says barrister

Comments on the Lord Chief Justice’s speech

Madeleine Bunting in The Guardian Lord Phillips: talking sense on sharia

Alexandra Fawcett in The Guardian We must have equality before the law

Inayat Bunglawala in The Guardian There’s a place for sharia

Matthew Parris in the Times The Sharia debate: we can’t all be equal under different laws

Charles Moore in the Telegraph Is cosying up to Muslim extremists the best way to defeat terrorism?

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Matt Wardman
15 years ago

I would think, Simon, that you’re quite pleased you don’t have to discern what he *actually* said from the different reports.


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