The Daily Express has accused leading Dewsbury Muslims of running an Islamic court that operates outside British law
The Daily Express alleged on Monday that the Sharee council – headed by Savile Town resident Sheikeh Yaqub Munshi – operates a Muslim judiciary from the backroom of an Islamic school in Thornhill Road, Thornhill Lees.
It says that the court has been set up to "impose Islamic law and enable Muslims to shun the legitimate British legal system".
The paper suggests trials are held every other weekend with the court – the former White Hart pub which is now a madressah – hearing up to 10 cases a day.
It continues: "Four Muslim scholars, who have spent their life studying and preaching the Koran, sit in judgement on an array of cases alongside a Muslim solicitor whose role is to advise on the implications of their rulings in British law."
Speaking to the Reporter, an unnamed source with close links to Dewsbury's Muslim community described Mr Munshi, father of Dewsbury South Labour local election candidate Abdul Munshi, as a "radical cleric".
The source said: "He came to England wanting to make it a Muslim country.
"He advocates women should be veiled and that children should have a good Islamic education."
NOW MUSLIMS GET THEIR OWN LAWS IN BRITAIN
WE CANNOT SIT BACK AND LET SHARIA LAW TAKE ROOT IN BRITAIN