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Local Islamists draw on British success in bid for sharia law
by Chris Merritt
The push to recognise sharia law in Australia has entered an ambitious new phase that draws on the tactics that have handed success to Islamists in Britain.
The latest move, under the guise of helping Muslim women, would give sharia law priority over Australian divorce law.
If enacted, this plan would prevent Muslims from obtaining a civil divorce unless they first divorce under Islamic law.
The plan, published by the Alternative Law Journal, would require Muslims to appear first before a proposed Islamic divorce council made up of imams and lawyers who are familiar with sharia and Australian law.
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