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  •  in immigrant ghettos, sharia courts have power (0+ / 0-)

    The sharia courts set up in Muslim ghettos may not have any legal standing under British, French, etc. law, but in the context of the insular and reactionary communities in which they operate, they have enormous power regardless.

    If a sharia court permits, compels, or forbids someone to do something - purdah, forced marriage, honor killings, cultural isolationism, jihad, etc. - that someone is going to do it even if it's illegal under the law of the land ... because otherwise they're risking rejection from their own community, which in practice is their only means of support.

    And when these individuals end up in trouble with the authorities and at odds with the majority culture, the ghetto rises up with one voice and cries oppression.

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