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Lawyers and Islam By Paul Walker

     In our wonderfully diverse, exciting vibrant, vibrating society, I never would have guessed this:
  https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/lawyers-back-muslim-community-after-controversial-comments-from-bench-20190207-p50wd7.html

“The peak body for the legal profession in Australia has called for better "communication and understanding of the Islamic faith" by lawyers and judges, days after a NSW Supreme Court judge courted controversy by urging Muslims to publicly disavow violence in the Koran. Justice Desmond Fagan, who has presided over a number of terrorism-related cases, said last week the "unqualified acceptance" of the Koran by Australian Muslims "without explicit repudiation of verses which ordain intolerance, violence and domination ... will embolden terrorists to think they are in common cause with all believers". On Thursday evening, high-profile members of the legal profession and the judiciary, including NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court judges, attended an Islamic Service to mark the opening of the 2019 Law Term at the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque in Sydney. The president of the Law Council of Australia, Arthur Moses, SC, said the Islamic Service was "a significant occasion for both the legal profession and the community" and it was "important that there is communication and understanding of the Islamic faith in Australia’s legal profession and the judicial process."

     Here, for your reading pleasure are some articles dealing with sharia law in Australia, and how the legal profession will, in general, be quite happy with this:
  https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/no-place-for-sharia-law-in-australia/3184200/
  https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/this-is-what-sharia-law-actually-is/news-story/bc87221d32afe4fa4013a07b38fda32e 
  https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-sharia/news-story/9e6efee3160373ccf9cf4dda8c6daf33 
  https://aifs.gov.au/publications/family-matters/issue-84/legal-recognition-sharia-law 

 

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