Islamic Justice in Europe ‘It’s Often a Dictate of Power’

Source: Spiegel International Germany

Tension between systems of justice also represents a clash of values, according to Joachim Wagner.

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Tension between systems of justice also represents a clash of values, according to Joachim Wagner.

Using Sharia law to settle disputes can be innocent, but it can also undermine Western ideas of fairness. Journalist Joachim Wagner, author of a new book on parallel justice, discusses the influence of Islamic arbitrators on Germany’s legal system.

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Categories: Germany, Muslim Heritage

3 replies

  1. Germany is an important country of Europe. Serious points have been raised in this article. It needs in depth analysis by Islamic Law experts. Hope some one can do it.

  2. One point where the Islamic system of justice is completely different to the west is that the victim’s family (in a murder case) can either ‘forgive’ or ‘not’. In Western justice there is no such provision.

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