Here again we witness the same supremacist pattern: anywhere Islamic law and Western law conflict, it is Western law that has to give way. Why is sharia even a consideration here? This is Britain -- it is British law that trumps all, correct?
Muslim tycoon in divorce fight over affair 'allowed under Sharia Law' The Telegraph, Sept. 4, thanks to Atlas readersAn unfaithful millionaire Muslim does not believe his estranged wife deserves a divorce because polygamy is allowed under Islamic law, he told a court today.Image 1 of 2Houshang Jafari admitted he never said 'I love you' at any stage during their marriage Photo: SWNS
Houshang Jafari, 60, was unfaithful to his wife, Aghdas Bidaki, 53, with a younger woman by whom he has two children.
He moved out of the family home and moved his mistress, Katrina, 20 years his junior, into his £1.2 million apartment. She has taken his name despite not being legally married.
In a tense divorce hearing today, the property developer, who styles himself 'Lord’ and was once jailed for attacking a helicopter, told Bristol county court that he was allowed a second wife under sharia.
Ms Bidaki argued that her husband’s affair and illegitimate children were grounds for a divorce.
Ms Bidaki said she had wanted to divorce him earlier but under Islamic law she would not have been able to take custody of her children, who are now grown up.
“He had other relationships but I put up with it for the sake of my marriage,” she said.
“I put up with it because my family would say it would pass and once he was older and wiser it would be fine.