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Protestors Tell Ontario Government – No to Sharia Law

TORONTO , September 9, 2004 – about 100 protestors gathered at Queen’s Park to send a clear message to the government that they do not want Sharia law in Ontario . They were part of an international demonstration taking place on the same day in Ottawa ,Montrail, Surry,   Penticton , Vancouver , Victoria , Sweden , Germany and England .

Support from the Mainstream

Most of the protestors and speakers were women and men from the Muslim community who have been spearheading the “Campaign to End Sharia Courts in Canada ”. However support for the movement is now beginning to spread to the mainstream of Canadian society. Various speakers voiced their concern and support, including a concerned group of 250 retirees from Collingwood Ontario .

Over 4000 people have signed the petition “To End Sharia Courts in Canada ”, and over 100 new names are added each day. The petition can be found at www.nosharia.com.

 

The Ontario government plans to release their report on religion based Arbitration by September 30th.

 (Photo: Robert Simpson)  

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Ms. Homa Arjomand Coordinator of “International Campaign Against Sharia Courts in Canada" speaks to her supporters and members of the press at a protest in front of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Canada. Ms Arjomand and her group are demanding the government remove family legal matters from the Arbitration Act of 1991. September 8, 2004 . (Photo: Robert Simpson)

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Ms. Homa Arjomand Coordinator of International Campaign Against Sharia Courts in Canada responds to questions from the press in front of the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park, Toronto , Canada .  Demonstrators were demanding the government to remove family legal matters from the Arbitration Act of 1991. September 8, 2004 .

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The International Campaign Against Sharia Court in canada

 

 

 

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