Tuesday, November 28, 2006

An Unfair Comparison

USS Neverdock has flagged up this article from the BBC discussing religious courts.

The article compares the Jewish courts in Britain to Sharia ones. The comparison is, of course, wrong. Before moving on to point out the differences, it might be a good opportunity to ask people to stop comparing Jews to Muslims. This is a favourite tactic because it gains sympathy for Muslims as well as attempting to hide their own anti-Semitism.

Anyway, the main difference between Jewish courts and Muslim ones is simple; Jews only want their courts to deal with civil cases while lots of Muslims want their courts to deal with criminal cases.