8 March Seminar on Sharia Law in Britain a success, 15 March 2010
One Law for All held a successful seminar on Sharia Law on Monday 8 March 2010 at Conway Hall in London to mark International Women’s Day.
The seminar brought together Muslims, ex-Muslims, women’s rights campaigners, lawyers and politicians to outline the problems with Muslim Arbitration Tribunals and Sharia Councils and to propose recommendations for prohibiting religious tribunals and bringing about equal rights for all.
Speakers at the seminar included: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (British Muslims for Secular Democracy); Yassi Atasheen (One Law for All); Clara Connolly (Women Against Fundamentalism); David Green (Civitas); Denis MacShane (MP); Rony Miah (Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Lawyers’ Secular Society); Maryam Namazie (One Law for All) and Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters).
A One Law for All report taking into consideration the seminar’s findings is to be published shortly.
One Law for All’s next events include an art competition and gallery showing and a June 20 rally against Sharia and religious laws, a September 26 fundraising concert, and a December 11 conference on Sharia law and apostasy, amongst other activities.