Shar’ ia Law on Trial

Posted: January 28, 2010 in Shar' ia Law on Trial, Shari' ah Law In Practice

Cultural showdown ahead? UK Muslim polygamist charged with bigamy

This case could become a test case for the clash of cultures in Britain. Will British law bend to Sharia and allow polygamy on an open and legal basis instead of winking at it and tolerating it as it largely does now? Or will it draw the line and say that one law applies to all people there, and that polygamy is against the law?

“Man charged with bigamy,” from The Asian News, January 27 (thanks to Twostellas):

A MAN suspected of being married to two women at the same time has been charged with bigamy.Restaurateur Fazlur Rahman, of Gowers Street, Heybrook, was arrested at Manchester Airport on Thursday night and charged with bigamy and an immigration offence.

It is believed that police swooped as the 42-year-old flew back into the country from Lanzarote, where he owns a restaurant in Fuerteventura….

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