Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Islamic law denying women and "unbelievers" an inheritance will be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under new guidelines.
Campaigners have warned that the move could pave the way for a 'parallel legal system' for the UK's Muslim communities.
And Baroness Cox, who is leading a Parliamentary campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination, branded the decision "deeply disturbing", adding that she planned to raise the issue with ministers.
She said: "This violates everything that we stand for. It would make the Suffragettes turn in their graves.