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Sharia courts 'as consensual as rape', House of Lords told
by John Bingham
Muslim women in Britain are being forced to "live in fear" because of the spread of unofficial and unregulated sharia courts enforcing Islamic rules, the House of Lords was told.
Rulings by informal religious "councils" and tribunals are sometimes no more "consensual" than rape, peers were told.
The warnings came in the first ever full Parliamentary debate on the subject in the UK.
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