Fellow ARRSERS. I visited an American forum recently where some had mentioned that we now had the sharia law here in the UK. So thinking I was putting the matter straight I told him that it was news to me and I live here, I hadn't heard of this or seen it in the press. So you can imagine my surprise and consternation when another American simply posted a couple of links that go back to 2008. Which show that he was right and the sharia law is being used. It's only being used for arbitration in civil cases so far, but surely it's the thin end of the wedge. Apparantly there has been a Jewish equivalent around for even longer, so the muslims reckon it's only right for them to have the same. Revealed: UK’s first official sharia courts -Times Online sharia law in england - Google Search But where will this lead? I can imagine a time when pikeys have their own "pikey Law" or illegal immigrants bring their own laws too and I wouldn't be happy with that. How far will this go? Supposing one day one of your kids is dragged before a muslim court here in the UK to answer for some supposed offence agianst islam? There's talk and fuss just now about EU laws being enforced here, such as giving convicts the vote, and yet it seems to me that UK laws are being undermined through the back door. Anyway, ranting aside, did everyone else know about this? Surely I can't be the only one who didn't know?