Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No One Expects the Westminster Inquisition

So, if they can do this,

why can't we do this? I can certainly think of a few candidates for a couple of days in the stocks.

Fair's fair, after all.

Sheikh Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, whose Muslim Arbitration Tribunal runs the courts, said he had taken advantage of a clause in the Arbitration Act 1996.

Siddiqi said: “We realised that under the Arbitration Act we can make rulings which can be enforced by county and high courts. The act allows disputes to be resolved using alternatives like tribunals. This method is called alternative dispute resolution, which for Muslims is what the sharia courts are.”

Siddiqi said he expected the courts to handle a greater number of “smaller” criminal cases in coming years as more Muslim clients approach them. “All we are doing is regulating community affairs in these cases,” said Siddiqi, chairman of the governing council of the tribunal.


Yeah. I like that: "regulating community affairs".

We could do a little (heh) re-branding of our own (nudge nudge wink wink). I think "Catholic Community Affairs Commission of the Westminster Archdiocese", sounds great. Very warm and fuzzy.

Or how about something like, "Liturgical Inquiry Committee".

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