September 8, 2005
Coordinator of the
International Campaign against
Speech at the Second
Annual International Demonstration against Sharia/
Faith Based Court in
Hello and thank you for
being here today. We are gathering here in
I prepared a short speech
focusing on how a bad piece of legislation in
I am sure you all have
heard about his statement “ Sharia
wouldn’t harm women’s rights”. Either he is naive or he thinks people are
stupid. I wonder where he got the basis
for his statement? Could it have been from Ayatollah Komeini, the creator of Islamic state, or was it from Mumtaz Ali the initiator of Sharia
if he has ever studied Sharia? If
he ever lived under the Sharia law? If he has
ever talked to a woman living in a community under the control of leaders of
Islam ( Molla and Imams) in
I want to know how many more children as young as 13 should be forced to marry
Mr. McGuinty how many more facts and reasons do you need?
If Sharia court
doesn’t harm women’s rights then why did you appoint Mrs
Boyd to review the
I wonder if we the defender of women’s rights had not opposed it strongly, would you and Mrs Boyd have performed such a mocking show?
Doesn’t today’s demonstration ring a bell for you? Doesn’t the fact that over 100 organizations nationally and internationally have joined in a coalition to oppose faith based arbitration mean nothing for you. Mr. McGuinty, don’t tell me that all these 100 organizations that are directly working with these women are all bunch of man hater feminists who do nothing but make a fuss over imaginary threats?
The rise of Sharia court in
We are here today to let Mr. McGuinty know that women’s rights are not negotiable. We will not tolerate the interference of religion in our justice system. We will never accept religious aggression towards women and children. Religion is, and must remain, a private matter for individuals.