'The toxic trio of the Hadith, Sharia law, and Fatwas have infected Islam', says Imam

'The toxic trio of the Hadith, Sharia law, and Fatawas have infected Islam', says Imam

Ramadan prayers in a mosque in east London

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A leading Imam has claimed "the toxic trio of the Hadith, Sharia law, and Fatwas" have contributed to a "voluntary segregation" between British Muslims and the rest of society. 

This follows a report by Dame Louise Casey which said that a degree of the UK's Muslim population voluntarily isolate themselves from society. She suggested migrants to the UK swear an oath to commit to integration within the UK. 

Speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer, Dr. Taj Hargey, director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford and Imam of the Oxford Islamic Congregation, welcomed the idea of a legally-binding plan for integration, saying that unless the issue of voluntary segregation is "tackled forthrightly and robustly, we're looking at a totally bifurcated society, which is what all extremists want."

He claimed the "toxic trio of of the Hadith, Sharia law, and Fatawas have infected Islam by distorting faith and creating division within society" and said that anyone wishing to enter Britain must leave their "cultural baggage at the door," referring specifically to two perceived problems within some sections of the Muslim community, honour killings and spousal abuse.

Listen to the full interview above.

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