If you live in Lancashire and have formerly done business with, or are thinking of doing business with Emmetts Solicitors, it’s time for you to take your business elsewhere. This firm does not deserve to make a penny until it drops its Islamo-servile business model. What would the EDL make of this I wonder?
How about this as a new slogan for Emmetts: ‘Want to do business with a firm that is willing to treat women as second-class citizens? If so, Emmetts Solicitors is for you! After all, it takes the testimony of two women under Sharia to match that of one man.’
Maryam Namazie of the One Law for All Campaign has responded angrily to the news of Emmetts’s new business venture. She told that National Secular Society:
It is scandalous that lawyers meant to defend rights are now set on violating them by recognising and pandering to sharia law decisions on women.So readers, if Emmetts wish to transform themselves into a Muslim-only business, then they have made a very wise decision in embracing and enabling Sharia. Anyway, do watch its promotional video with its sub-trip hop cool ambient backing track, and visit the Emmetts Solicitors website. Seventh-century misogyny has never been so 'cool'! The law must remain secular. We must not allow Sharia to creep any further. Say no to Sharia. Say no to business with Emmetts.
Under Sharia, a woman's testimony is worth half that of a man's, men can unilaterally divorce by uttering a certain phrase thrice whilst it is often difficult for women to secure divorces. Marital rape is not considered a crime and violence against a disobedient wife a husband's prerogative. With regard to child custody – under UK civil law, the welfare of the child is paramount, whilst under sharia child custody goes to the father at a preset age irrespective of the child's welfare. Sharia law and UK civil law (however imperfect) are antithetical to each other so how can both be applied? In an ideal world, lawyers applying Sharia law would be disbarred. After all, the same would happen to doctors who hurt rather than helped their patients.