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  • February 6th, 2018
    The government commissioned an independent review into the application of sharia law which was published last week. It found that sharia councils are applying sharia law and that there was unanimous agreement that women are being discriminated against. Tim Dieppe comments on the report and its recommendations.
  • December 8th, 2017
    Lord Pearson of Rannoch initiated a debate in the House of Lords yesterday asking the Government to encourage Muslim leaders to re-examine key Muslim tenets of abrogation, Taqiyya and Al Hijra and to publish their conclusions. Tim Dieppe comments on his speech and the various tenets that Lord Pearson highlighted in it. He concludes that Lord Pearson was right to highlight these concerning tenets and to initiate public debate about them.
  • December 7th, 2017
    Tim Dieppe attended a hearing of The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights this week in which a case concerning the application of sharia law was discussed. The case concerns an inheritance dispute and whether it should be resolved according to a civil will, or according to sharia law. Christian Concern intervened in the case because of its importance, and in order to make clear that sharia law is incompatible with human rights. Tim comments on the case and its implications.
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