Tag Archive: sharia law

May 12 2014

The Problem with Sharia

Here’s Bread and Roses second TV programme in English on Sharia Law with Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Soroush and myself. We have already bought good microphones (on credit card) so the sound quality is a lot better than the one before on nude protest. Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters is interviewed here on the issue …

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Apr 27 2014

Sharia law is madness

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The below is Maryam Namazie’s editorial published in the April 2014 issue of Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Sharia law is highly contested and vehemently opposed in many places across the globe. In Algeria, women’s rights activists singing for change label 20 years of Sharia in the family code as 20 years of …

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Apr 27 2014

Fitnah Unveiled: On Sharia Law


Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation April 2014, Volume 2, Issue 4 Editor: Maryam Namazie. Design: Kiran Opal. Layout: Jim Sharples. PDF VERSION OF FITNAH UNVEILED APRIL ISSUE: fitnah-UNVEILED28-apr14-A4 Editorial Sharia law is madness Maryam Namazie Sharia law is highly contested and vehemently opposed in many places across the globe. In Algeria, …

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Feb 15 2013

Sharia Law: Extremism the Government Ignores

In her latest Huffington Post article, One Law for All Spokesperson Anne Marie Waters concludes: One Law for All has repeatedly asked the government why it allows sharia councils, with their blatant disregard for human rights and democracy, to yield power in such important areas as family and criminal law; the government response? It doesn’t …

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Dec 08 2011

The absurdity of debating Sharia law

I find it absurd that tonight – and for the umpteenth time – I must argue that Sharia law negates human rights at a ‘debate’. It reminds me of my ‘debates’ with campaigners at a women’s rights meeting more than 20 years ago. They kept excusing FGM as a cultural matter that needed to be …

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