400 People attend
Featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Irshad Manji and Homa Arjomand
People eagerly came to hear three
brave women speak about how Sharia law is used to oppress Muslim women in
Sixty-six media people attended the press conference. Some of the news organizations present were CBC, CTV, Global TV, Omni TV, PBS, Globe and Mail , NOW magazine, Reuters, Toronto Star and Vogue.
Ali, who must live under police protection in a safe house in the
Ayaan explained that in the
Irshad Manji made a point about how the Arab cultural tradition of ‘honour’ was often behind the abuse and killing of Muslim women. She believes Muslim men use their rights as defined in Sharia law to restore their sense of honour.
Homa Arjomand, the Coordinator of the International Campaign
Against Sharia Court in
The ten minute film ‘Submission’ was shown and a lively and
informative question period followed. There were a couple of questions from
people who supported the use of Sharia law in
At the end, all three women vowed to remain united and
focused in their fight against Sharia law in
The conference was hosted by Ernie Enola