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Ontario passes new law, no Sharia law (for Don)

20 February 2006 - 03:40 PM

Don, from the sounds of it, they just recently passed a law banning sharia law in Ontario.... from nosharia.com web site. So I wasn't exactly pulling facts out of my arse before when I thought I had read that Canada had some kind of sharia law. :lol:



Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ontario passes new law
family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law


TORONTO – “I am so happy and very pleased to see this new law passed …now we are all treated under one law equally ”, said Ms. Homa Arjomand, Coordinator of the International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada.



In a press statement released from the Ministry of the Attorney General on February 15th, it stated, “Under this legislation, resolutions based on other laws and principles - including religious principles - will have no legal effect and will not be enforceable by the courts”.



Attorney General Michael Bryant said today, “when it comes to family law arbitrations in this province, there is only one law and that is Canadian law."



“Thousands of activists across Ontario worked very hard to end the injustice of faith-based arbitrations,” said Ms. Arjomand. “…but our work is not done, my concern now is to prevent religious arbitration from continuing underground and to assist women and children to get the full benefit of Canadian law when settling family legal matters”.



Community Education Targeted

Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women's Issues said "In addition to this legislation, we will be working to develop new community outreach and education programs so that all Ontarians have the information they need to make the best choices offered to them by Canadian law."



Community activists and counselors had raised the issue of human and legal rights education for vulnerable and isolated communities. “I am very pleased to hear the government will invest in this need and I look forward to assisting in this effort.”, added Ms. Arjomand. “Education and awareness is essential for integration and enjoyment of one law for all”.



Children are Protected

According to the press statement, the Children's Law Reform Act (CLRA) has been amended “to ensure that violence and abuse are considered when determining the best interests of a child in the context of custody and access”. These new laws will improve the quality and the standard of children’s well being in Ontario…the world will take note, said Ms. Arjomand.



.Thank You to the Activists

“Once again I want to thank all the people who worked on the campaign. This victory was the result of the hard work of thousands of activists, across Ontario, Canada and Europe who volunteered their time and skills to help bring an end to faith-based arbitration and Sharia courts in Canada,” said Ms. Arjomand, “…to each and everyone of them I want to say thank you, we did this together. This is a great achievement for the women’s rights movement.”



Sharia Law and Political Islam

“We started with a handful of supporters and grew to a coalition of over a thousand volunteers and activists…together we defeated the forces of ‘Political Islam’ in Ontario, but this is just the first step.”, added Ms. Arjomand.



“We must not rest, we must continue to fight for human rights, women’s rights, freedom of speech and the benefits of a secular society not just here but also overseas…people in other countries who live under the burdens of Sharia and Political Islam…countries such as England, India, Iran, Iraq, Netherlands and Nigeria… these people are counting on us.”



Conference in Germany - Globalization of Political Islam

The International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada in conjunction with the Committee Against Stoning and Women’s Liberation are hosting a conference entitled “The Globalization of Political Islam and Women’s Rights”. The conference will take place in Cologne, Germany on March 8th, 2006.



Speakers include: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Homa Arjomand, Mina Ahadi, Christa Stolle,

Maryam Namazi, Azar Majedi and Fatma Blässer





About Homa Arjomand and the Campaign

Homa Arjomand is the Coordinator of the International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada. She started her campaign in Toronto in October 2003 with a handful of supporters, and today it has grown to a coalition of 87 organizations from 14 countries with over a thousand activists. Homa is a Toronto based transitional counselor and was a human rights activist in Iran until she was forced to flee in 1989.



Media Contact: Ms. Homa Arjomand 416-737-9500.

Email: homawpi@sympatico.ca Web site: www.nosharia.com

French and German papers run Danish Islam cartoons ... Muslims pissed.

01 February 2006 - 05:49 PM

It's called freedom of speech.....

I'm personally offended by planes flying into buildings and Christian school girls in Indonesia being beheaded by Islamic sociopaths. Why does it seem that these Muslims in question are more outraged by cartoons of Muhammed than MURDER of non-Muslims or even Muslims for that matter (e.g., homicide bombers in Iraq)? :noclue:


French and German papers run Danish Islam cartoons


French and German papers run Danish Islam cartoons By Tom Heneghan
Wed Feb 1, 12:21 PM ET



PARIS (Reuters) - Newspapers in France and Germany reprinted Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday, saying press freedom was more important than the protests and boycotts the cartoons have sparked across the Muslim world.

The Danish embassy in Damascus was evacuated after a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax and Syria recalled its ambassador from Denmark in protest against the cartoons, one of which shows the Prophet Mohammed wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.

In Copenhagen, security police met Islamic leaders in a bid to calm reactions there. Muslims consider images of prophets distasteful and caricatures blasphemous.

Dalil Boubakeur, head of the French Muslim Council, denounced the publication of the drawings as a "provocation."

Burhan Kesici, a leader of Germany's Turkish community, said they reduced Islam "to two or three terrorists."

Two large Danish companies reported their sales falling in the Middle East after the incident led to protests in the Arab world and calls for boycotts.

"Enough lessons from these reactionary bigots!" France Soir editor Serge Faubert wrote in a commentary explaining why his newspaper had printed the cartoons.

"Just because the Koran bans images of Mohammed doesn't mean non-Muslims have to submit to this."

Germany's Die Welt printed a similar piece to accompany the cartoons.

"There is no right to be shielded from satire in the West," it said. "Christianity has been the object of ruthless criticism ... being able to make fun of the holiest things is a non-negotiable core tradition in our culture."

French Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said France supported press freedom, which "should be exercised in a spirit of tolerance and respect for beliefs and religions."

Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons last September, has apologized for any hurt they may have caused. The Danish government says it cannot tell free media what to do.

'RISK OF ESCALATION'

Danish police said in a statement they had told Denmark's imams they were "highly aware of the risks of an escalation of the case, including the calls to burn the Koran, which these days flourish on the Internet and via SMS (phone messages)."

Such calls could be attempts by right-wing extremists to exploit the conflict and divide society, police said.

Boubakeur, who is also rector of the Paris Grand Mosque, called France Soir's decision to reprint the cartoons "a genuine provocation toward France's millions of Muslims."

Thousands of Palestinians protested against Denmark this week, and Arab ministers called on it to punish Jyllands-Posten.

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Copenhagen and Libya has closed its embassy. Qatar condemned the cartoons.

The Danish-Swedish dairy product maker Arla Foods, with annual Middle East sales of almost $500 million, said it might have to cut 140 jobs due to the boycott.

"We are losing around 10 million Danish crowns ($1.8 million) per day at the moment," a spokeswoman said.

The world's biggest maker of insulin, Denmark's Novo Nordisk , said pharmacies and hospitals in Saudi Arabia had been avoiding its products since Saturday.

A Norwegian Christian publication called Magazinet printed the cartoons in January. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg expressed regret but made no outright apology.

"We cannot apologize for something written by newspapers in a country with freedom of expression like Norway," Norway's NTB news agency quoted him as saying in his first public comment.

The world press freedom watchdog Reporters without Borders, based in Paris, defended the newspapers. "Freedom of the press also exists for viewpoints that shock the majority of the population," RsF head Robert Menard told France Soir.

Sohaib Bencheikh, a moderate French Islamic theologian, said Western press freedom had overstepped its bounds. "The West has lost the sense of the transcendent and the sacred," he said.

(Additional reporting by Jon Boyle and Kerstin Gehmlich in Paris and Per Bech Thomsen in Copenhagen)

Palestinians = idiots

26 January 2006 - 04:14 PM

Did you see the latest?? Those Palestinians just elected HAMAS to their parliament. That nice peace loving group Hamas.... you know, the group that likes blowing up and maiming Jews for fun and has advocated "driving the Jews into the sea" along with the destruction of Israel.

Honestly, how can the Palestinians expect to be taken seriously when they are electing a TERRORIST organization to majority numbers in their government??? That's like the KKK running the government here. As far as I am concerned, I've given up all hope on them and it just proves they do NOT want ANY peace at all with Israel. fvck 'em, let Israel build their barrier-fence and let the Palis kill each other off at this rate.

(And for anyone who's going to get pissed off at what I said and rant at me, save it.. I used to try to see both sides of the issue but I no longer can support the Palestinians at all).
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