Tag Archive: Sharia

Jul 11 2014

The Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority withdraws its endorsement of the Law Society’s discriminatory practice note on Sharia wills

PRESS RELEASE 11 July 2014 Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and One Law for All welcomes the decision by the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority (SRA), the regulatory body for solicitors, to remove the Law Society’s controversial practice note(1) on drafting ‘Sharia compliant’ wills (2) from its ethics guidance on wills. The decision clearly demonstrates that the SRA …

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Apr 29 2014

Press Release: Wills without bigotry – protest against the Law Society

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About 70 protesters rallied outside the office of the Law Society to condemn their endorsement of discriminatory sharia law on April 28 2014. The protest was organised by anti-racist, feminist and human rights groups, namely One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space, and London School of Economics SU Atheist, Secularist and …

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Apr 27 2014

Equality before the law is not just an empty phrase


The below is an interview with Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters published in the April 2014 issue of Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation: On the Law Society’s Discriminatory Guidance on Sharia-Compliant Inheritance and Wills Interview with Pragna Patel Maryam Namazie: British law already allows people to leave their estates to …

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Mar 27 2014

The Law Society must withdraw its guidance on Sharia-succession rules


We, the undersigned, are appalled to learn that the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, has issued Sharia-related guidance on wills, succession and inheritance. The guidance says: “Certain principles of Sharia are different to English succession laws. For example, it is not possible to inherit under Sharia rules via a …

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Nov 22 2013

Walking a tightrope: Between the pro-Islamist Left and the far-Right

Opposing Sharia and Islamism in the west is like walking on a tight rope most of the time – thwarting attacks from the Left, refuting cultural relativism, preventing alliances with the far-Right, explaining the issues ignored by government and the media, mobilising support for secularism and citizenship whilst opposing racism and xenophobia, and making linkages …

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Oct 11 2013

Paedophilia law in Iran confirmed by Guardian Council

The Guardian Council has now approved the bill passed by the Islamic regime of Iran’s Majlis or parliament for the “protection” of children and young people, which includes a clause allowing men to marry their adopted daughters with the permission of a court.. The bill had previously been denied and sent back for review because …

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Oct 11 2013

End legalised paedophilia and child rape in Iran


Urgent Action End legalised paedophilia in the Islamic Republic of Iran Join Protest on 11 October 2013 On 22 September 2013, one day before the start of the school year in Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Majlis or parliament passed a law permitting a stepfather to marry his adopted child. In defence of the …

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Sep 13 2013

No right to oppress

Sharia courts are oppressive; there is no right to oppress. Here’s a recent interview I did with the Edinburgh Secular Society on Sharia court and on secularism:

Jun 20 2013

Two new reports by One Law for All

Siding with the Oppressor: The Pro-Islamist Left A new report by One Law for All entitled “Siding with the Oppressor: The Pro-Islamist Left” exposes Stop the War Coalition, Respect Party, Unite Against Fascism and individuals such as Ken Livingstone and George Galloway and their agenda and methods. This section of the Left uses accusations of …

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Jun 11 2013

Multiculturalism and Child Protection in the UK: Sharia Law and Other Failures

Today, 11 June 2013, 18.00 hours, at London School of Economics, STC.S75 in St. Clement’s Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox will be speaking about One Law for All’s newest report on the state of children’s rights in Britain. The report “Multiculturalism and Child Protection in the UK: Sharia Law …

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May 01 2013

Must Reads – Bangladesh Bloggers and Sharia law

A must read is Avijit Roy’s piece on Bangladesh’s bloggers on Mukto Muna entitled No Flag Large Enough to Cover the Shame. See Sudanese ex-Muslim Nahla Mahmoud’s article on Sharia courts entitled Sharia councils: unjust, unequal and consequence of failed policies here.  

May 01 2013

Sharia: What’s Going On?

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One Law For All and the Lawyers’ Secular Society are pleased to announce a student research competition on the subject of sharia law. The competition is sponsored by the National Secular Society and the winner will receive a prize of £300. The winner and the two runners-up will have their essays published in full on …

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Apr 26 2013

Update from One Law for All

Update from One Law for All Dear Friend, Thank you as always for your support of One Law for All.  As you might know, sharia is being increasingly discussed in the media quite regularly, including an undercover report by the BBC’s Panorama programme.  We write today to give a review of that programme, and to …

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Apr 24 2013

BBC Panorama Programme on Sharia: It is enough now

One Law for All Press Release This week’s BBC Panorama programme “Secrets of Britain’s Sharia Councils” confirms why One Law for All has been campaigning against the discriminatory parallel legal system running counter to British law for nearly five years. As has been repeatedly stated, including in “Sharia Courts in Britain: A Threat to One …

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Mar 21 2013

Horror in Paradise


Here is a must sign Avaaz petition on the Maldives: A 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let’s put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry. The girl’s stepfather is accused of raping her for years and murdering the baby …

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Feb 27 2013

We can’t leave Islam? Watch us!


I was at Birmingham University yesterday speaking on apostasy and freedom of conscience for the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society’s Reason Week. We had an excellent discussion. Of course, there had been complaints about my speaking there (yes it is very controversial to defend the rights of apostates not to die!). The Society was even …

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Feb 06 2013

A few things about Sharia and Islamism

Haven’t had time to write a blog post today but wanted to bring attention to a few things: * Several Ahmadi Muslims have been arrested for publishing ‘blasphemous’ books about their faith. This is what happens when Islamist values are seen to be one and the same with Muslim values. Then a large number of …

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Feb 04 2013

Ana Lama

Update: Sign a petition calling for justice for Lama here. Cleric sheikh Fayhan Al Ghamdi, a regular on Islamic channels, was absolved and made to pay blood money (only half of what he would have had to pay had he killed a boy) for raping and torturing his five year old daughter Lama last October; he had custody …

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Feb 03 2013

One Law for All statement on Jewish court

Below is One Law for All’s Statement on High Court Beth Din Case: A High Court judge in London last week approved the decision of a Beth Din Council in New York. The anonymous couple were in dispute over access to children and asked the High Court judge to agree to allow them to refer …

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Jan 24 2013

No place for Sharia

Sudanese atheist and ex-Muslim, Nahla Mahmoud, speaks her mind against Sharia law on channel 4Thought TV and says that Sharia has no place in Britain or the world and that there must be one secular law for all. The only other sane voice amongst the seven interviewed on “what Sharia can offer Britain” is that …

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