Miss Vallender says she has been victimised by worhippers, who she says have asked her personal, and banned her because she is a transexual, and she wants to 'get justice' for transgender and Muslim people.
They were happy until the pressures of married life and children brought a whole different reality to their lives. She forgave and tried to adjust her life, her views, and her tolerance levels over and over again. She became more spiritual and, in doing so, reached the conclusion that she did not have to tolerate his behaviour.
It is this belief and the lack of protection for these women under the country’s law that has led to sharia councils springing up in the UK.
According to the thinktank Civitas, there are about 85 in existence.
Take the case of a friend of a friend who tried to separate from her husband. She paid her own rent, utility bills and living costs, as well as solely providing for her three children who were all under the age of 10.
Her peace of mind and happiness were all on hold as she tried to obtain a divorce through the Sharia Council because her husband refused to grant her one.) three times over a period of separation and the divorce is legitimate. She has to go to an Islamic judge in a Muslim country, or a sharia council in non-Muslim countries, to seek a judicial decree on specific grounds to be free.