Kenya: Islamic Courts must Go, Churches reiterate
“It is clear that the Muslim community is basically carving for itself an Islamic state within a state ”
02/05/2010 Kenya (CISA) -The Kadhi Islamic Courts should not be included in the new proposed Kenyan constitution, a group of religious leaders have declared.
In a press statement, read to journalists on February 1, the religious leaders, representing 23 Church and Christian organisations said, “We remain extremely opposed to the inclusion of Kadhi Courts in the constitution.”
“It is clear that the Muslim community is basically carving for itself an Islamic state within a state. This is a state with its own Sharia complaint banking system; its own Sharia complaint insurance; its own Halaal bureau of standards; and is now pressing for its own judicial system,” pointed out the Kenyan church leaders.
Such a move, added the religious leaders, is tantamount to dividing the nation on the basis of religion and is a dangerous trend that will destroy the country.