How is this possible? Here’s the story from the UK’s TimesOnline. Now before we all get to hysterical over this it seems that this was less an act of the British government and more a bit of acrobatic loophole diving on the part of Muslim Arbitration Tribunal. And it seems that the court only has authority if both sides agree to give it authority. But, none the less, “rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system”. A development that is quite disturbing.