Is anyone surprised? Sharia discriminates against women, and so what are Sharia courts expected to do? They implement Qur’anic injunctions sanctioning wife-beating (Qur’an 4:34), devaluing of women’s testimony (Qur’an 2:282) and inheritance rights (Qur’an 4:11), and allowance for polygamy (Qur’an 4:3), as well as prohibitions against women venturing out in public with everything covered except her face and hands, as per Muhammad’s injunction (Abu Dawud 4092), and much more. And the British authorities are surprised to find misogyny in Sharia courts?
In any case, the report recommends that Sharia courts not be closed. ““Th[e] demand [for Sharia councils] will not end if the sharia councils are banned and closed down and could lead to councils going ‘underground’, making it even harder to ensure good practice and the prospect of discriminatory practices and greater financial costs more likely and harder to detect.” It is too late for Britain.