Wednesday, March 19, 2008

UK: Sharia marriages not legal

(h/t Islam in Europe)

Parents tried to marry off son with the mental capacity of a three year old.

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a marriage recognised in Bangladesh under Sharia law is not legal in the UK.

The 26-year-old British bridegroom had the mental capacity of a three-year-old and could not consent to the marriage, the court decided. His marriage with a woman in Bangladesh took place in August 2006 over a speaker phone. Since the man's family planned to bring his bride to the UK, English law on consent must prevail, said the court.

The man, identified only as IC, was said to be highly suggestible and vulnerable.

Really. Are there even words to describe the perfidy of these parents. Or the Mullah who officiated over this sham Sharia marriage?