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Sharia courts getting prominent in Britain

Christine Douglass-Williams

Many Muslims living in the UK who should be protected under British laws are not. They are still subject to the Sharia in a democracy. This is not just happening within Britain’s 85 plus Sharia courts, which should not be in existence, but sharia rulings from abroad are also having an impact too; as seen in the case of a 14-year-old girl who lost her inheritance after being ‘identified’ as a Christian.

Paris, “lost out on a £500,000 inheritance from her father after a Sharia court in Dubai was told she was a Christian”.  Her father, Pedro Dos Santos, died of a heart attack and his second wife, Samah Al Hammadi,  “filed papers in the UAE claiming the inheritance” for herself, on the grounds that Pedro’s daughter Paris was a Christian. In Dubai, non-Muslims are unable to inherit the estate of a Muslim in accordance with Sharia law.

Paris’ mother, Laleh Shahravesh, insisted that she, Pedro and Paris are all Muslims and Samah Al Hammadi lied to get the inheritance. Laleh has now begun legal proceedings to overturn the court ruling and reclaim her daughter’s inheritance.

Over 85 human rights abusing Sharia courts were set up under Former UK leader Theresa May’s watch; she hailed the ‘benefits’  of Sharia.  Now, those courts are operating beyond the reach of British law and are oppressing and abusing Muslim women.

In matters of inheritance under the Sharia, women are regarded as inferiors to men (Quran 4:11) , and woe be unto infidels who are beneath Muslim women.

“Surely the vilest of animals in Allah’s sight are those who disbelieve”. (Quran 8:55)

Given the rank of disbelievers under the Sharia, Samah Al Hammadi found a deceitful and clever way to disinherit her late husband’s daughter.

“Bereaved British schoolgirl will be stripped of £500,000 inheritance after Sharia court in Dubai is told that she is a Christian”, by Paul Thompson, Daily Mail, May 31, 2019:

A British schoolgirl has lost out on a £500,000 inheritance from her father after a Sharia court in Dubai was told she was a Christian, MailOnline can reveal.

It is the latest episode in a vicious spat that saw her mother being held for four weeks in the Arab kingdom last month for branding her love rival a ‘horse’ on Facebook.

Paris Shahravesh, 14, was in line to inherit money left by her banker father, Pedro Dos Santos, who died of a heart attack in March.

But his second wife, Samah Al Hammadi – who had alerted police when the teenager’s mother insulted her on social media – filed papers in the UAE claiming the inheritance.

The court was told that Paris was a Christian. According to the form of Sharia applied in Dubai, non-Muslims are unable to inherit the estate of a Muslim.

A UAE court then authorized Mr Santos’ former employer, HSBC, to award his £500,000 funds to Mrs Al Hammadi.

‘She made every effort to isolate Pedro from our daughter during his life and now she is trying to exclude her after his death,’ Paris’ mother, Laleh Shahravesh, 55, said. ‘It is beyond sad.’

But Mrs Al Hammadi, 42, who runs an archery school, hit back, saying: ‘I put all my documents and Pedro’s documents to the court and I mentioned to them that he has a daughter and sisters.

‘But the judge informed me that there is no heritage, only from Muslim to Muslim. I am Muslim, Pedro was a Muslim but Paris is Christian. This is not my decision. It’s the court’s decision, according to UAE law.’

Mrs Shahravesh has now begun legal proceedings to overturn the court ruling and claim what she believes rightfully belongs to her daughter.

‘Someone told them my daughter is Christian,’ she said. ‘I am a Muslim and my daughter is a British Muslim.

‘The Sharia court has made the ruling on the basis of her not being a Muslim. A judge would have made that decision if he was given the wrong information.’

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