Fiona Hamilton, The Times, Scholar denies that Islamic divorce procedure is biased against women, 21 Jul 09 "Opponents of Sharia have long complained that it involves an inherent bias against women and treats them as second-rate citizens.
"For visitors to the Islamic Sharia court in Leyton, East London, all it takes is a glance at the wall of the reception to shatter any remaining illusions of equality. A flow chart outlines the process of obtaining an Islamic divorce. The left side of the chart, depicting the procedure for a man, is relatively simple: all he must do is tell his wife that he is seeking a dissolution, or talaq. The right side with its series of converging lines depicts the much more complex process for women, known as khul’a."