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28 June 2011, Houses of Parliament, Sharia Law Debate

One Law for All and the National Secular Society are holding a debate on Sharia law at the House of Commons on 28 June from 6-8pm. Speakers are Omer El-Hamdoon, Muslim Association of Britain, Aina Khan, Sharia Lawyer, Maryam Namazie, One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, and Keith Porteous Wood, National Secular Society).

Prior to the debate, we have written to every MP and Peer in the Houses of Parliament inviting them to a debate in the House of Commons on 28 June 2011, which will question the practice of sharia law under the powers of the Arbitration Act 1996 given its anti-woman and anti-child agenda. All of them have also received a copy of our report ‘Sharia Law in Britain – A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights’. See our letter to MPs and Peers here.

To make our debate as successful as possible in highlighting the problems related to sharia, we are asking you to contact your MP to draw his/her attention to this debate. Please inform your representative in Parliament that sharia law operates in a way which is not in the public interest as it discriminates against women and children as a matter of course. Examples you can cite include that under sharia, the testimony of a woman is worth only half of a man, and fathers get child custody rights regardless of the circumstances of the case. You may also highlight a growing campaign among sharia advocates to effectively decriminalise domestic violence for Muslims in Britain.


  • Diana
    Posted 9th June 2011 4:01 am 0Likes

    This is a HUGE opportunity. Unfortunately, I am out of Britain and have no MP, but I only hope that all our representatives will do right and outlaw the evil courts.

    • Berole d.oliveria
      Posted 9th June 2011 10:33 pm 0Likes

      Ok, you may not agree with sharia law, however no one should agree with the unjust laws which give rights to women to usurp the power of men, tricks and blackmail played by women and other dirty tricks. If you are talking about equality, this’s a nonsensical and hypocritical approach, because there is lot of injustice played against men. The courts always favour wicked women

      • Kebos Shank
        Posted 23rd June 2011 12:07 am 0Likes

        Obviously a troll comment made to incite others. Nobody could be that stupid or callous.

  • Achohan
    Posted 22nd June 2011 8:44 am 0Likes

    Berole d.oliveria
    These wicked women have the courts in their pockets

  • Phil Joyce
    Posted 22nd June 2011 6:31 pm 0Likes

    We already have Jewish courts, high clergy members and a judge advocating Sharia Law be allowed to practice. With an elite that seems very keen on religion, I worry that the battle may already be lost.

  • flipped
    Posted 29th June 2011 3:57 pm 0Likes

    “”These wicked women have the courts in their pockets””

    No, No Achohan Women have them in their purse/bags as only men have pockets.

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