UK: Anti-Sharia campaign

Note that campaign organizer Maryam Namazie is a radical leftist.

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The One Law for All campaign — supported by the National Secular Society — is to be launched in the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, 10 December.


According to campaign organiser, Maryam Namazie, “Even in civil matters, Sharia law is discriminatory, unfair and unjust, particularly against women and children. Moreover, its voluntary nature is a sham; many women will be pressured into going to these courts and abiding by their decisions. These courts are a quick and cheap route to injustice and do nothing to promote minority rights and social cohesion. Public interest, particularly with regard to women and children, requires an end to Sharia and all other faith-based courts and tribunals.”


The campaign has already received widespread support including from AC Grayling; Terry Sanderson, Keith Porteous Wood, Ayaan Hirsi Ali; Bahram Soroush; Baroness (Caroline) Cox; Caspar Melville; Deeyah; Fariborz Pooya; Gina Khan; Houzan Mahmoud; Homa Arjomand; Ibn Warraq; Joan Smith; Johann Hari; Mina Ahadi; Naser Khader; Nick Cohen; Richard Dawkins; Shakeb Isaar; Sonja Eggerickx; Stephen Law; Tarek Fatah; Tauriq Moosa; Taslima Nasrin and others. It has also received the support of organisations such as the National Secular Society; Children First Now; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain; Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran; European Humanist Federation; International Committee against Stoning; International Humanist and Ethical Union; Iranian Secular Society; Lawyers Secular Society; and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.


The campaign calls on the UK government to recognise that Sharia law is arbitrary and discriminatory and for an end to Sharia courts and all religious tribunals on the basis that they work against and not for equality and human rights. The campaign also calls for the Arbitration Act 1996 to be amended so that all religious tribunals are banned from operating within and outside of the legal system.


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Source: National Secular Society (English)


See also: Anti Totalitarian Manifesto, The Leftist anti-Jihadis

3 comments:

Robert said...

Well, I'm a radical leftist and I don't share Maryam Namazie's views. The point about Namazie is that she's a particular type of radical leftist, namely a member of a rabidly Islamophobic sect called the Worker-Communist Party of Iran.

More information on Namazie can be found at Islamophobia Watch (a site which is, I believe, run by radical leftists).

Esther said...

Robert, I didn't intend to imply anything about radical leftists. I meant to point out she was a radical leftist and therefor had other aims besides fighting Islam.

engeln said...

The point about Namazie is that she's a particular type of radical leftist, namely a member of a rabidly Islamophobic sect called the Worker-Communist Party of Iran.

This is a joke?

Iranian communist (or for that matter any form of organized labor movements in Iran) have a irrational fear of Islam and its clerics.

No it cant be a joke, the only possibility is that it is a gross insult.