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Sharia law being administered in shop basements, MPs told
by John Bingham
Unofficial and unregulated Sharia law bodies are operating "everywhere in the country" preforming marriages and handing out divorces, the head of a body set up to standardise the administration of Islamic law in the UK has told MPs.
Dr Ahmad Al-Dubayan, chairman of UK Board of Sharia Councils, based in Regent's Park Mosque in London, said it was impossible to know how many so-called sharia "councils" are operating in Britain.
But in some cases self-styled sharia authorities are operating out of small shops "maybe hidden in the basement or somewhere", he said.
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