Just back on May 26th, would-be PM May sparked anger by claiming that people in Britain “benefit a great deal” from Sharia Law.
Top Tory May, who wants Britain to stay in the European Union, insisted the inquiry will not look into the legality of Sharia Law courts, and appointed a Muslim to head the investigation. The move was intended to reassure Muslims, but is unlikely to reassure the 150,000 Conservative party members whose votes will decide who is to be the UK’s next Prime Minister in six weeks time.
Instead it will focus on instances where traditional Islamic doctrine is being “exploited” to discriminate against Muslim women.
There are thought to be around 100 Sharia Law courts operating throughout the UK, dispensing Islamic justice outside the remit of Britain’s own traditional legal system.
But in her controversial intervention Mrs May claimed many British Muslims “benefit a great deal” from their existence.
Belinda Wood tweeted: “Theresa May hails Sharia Benefits!! What is happening, a home sec seems to want a secondary law system for those seeking to destroy democracy.
Another user called Lithlad said: “While Theresa May explores the benefits of sharia law, Saudi Arabia bans cat photos for being ‘too Western’. I hate this septic isle.”
And a third, going under the name P.Pink, simply responded: “God help us, from atheist.”
Nile Gardiner, a foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, was also unimpressed by the comments, describing them as “unbelievable”.
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