Australian government rejects Shari'a law
Catholic World News - May 18, 2011
The Australian government has rejected a request by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils to permit Muslims to fall under the Shari'a legal system.
“There is no place for Shari'a law in Australian society, and the government strongly rejects any proposal for its introduction,” said Attorney General Robert McClelland. “As our citizenship pledge makes clear, coming to Australia means obeying Australian laws and upholding Australian values.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($16,137 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Mike in Toronto -
May. 18, 2011 9:24 PM ET USA
It's disturbing that the question should be raised at all.
Posted by: Gil125 -
May. 18, 2011 2:53 PM ET USA
Typical of Western infidels to reject the law of the Religion of Peace. Too squeamish to have 'em cut off the hands of thieves, probably.