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Sharia Councils – discrimination against women? Baroness Cox vs Mohammed Shafiq (DEBATE)

Debate is raging in the UK over the work of Sharia Councils often used by Muslims to settle family disputes and divorce.

Two inquiries have been launched into its practices after accusations of discrimination against women came to light.

Activists made their cases in the House of Commons on Tuesday..both for and against the Councils.

We put the issue up for debate with Baroness Cox, who raised a motion against Sharia law in the House of Lords today, and Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadan Foundation in the UK.

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