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August 12/2005 conference on Sharia Law and the Globalization of Political Islam held in Toronto

International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the University of Toronto has relocated the event to:

Earth Sciences Centre, 1050-5 Bancroft Ave ( main intersection Spadina Ave & College St) entrance to Bancroft is Spadina/ Huron

Toronto Conference on:

Sharia Law

and the Globalization of Political Islam

Date: Time: Film:

Public Speakers: Questions:

Press Conference: Location:

Friday August 12, 2005 7:30 pm

"Submission" 10-minute short film about women in Islam

7:30 pm to 10:00 pm for 30 minutes following the presentations 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

U of T- Earth Sciences Centre

1050-5 Bancroft Ave

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ms. Ali is an MP for the Liberal Party in the Netherlands. She is also an author and the co-producer of the film "Submission".

In her book, de Zoontjesfabriek (Factory of Sons), she criticized traditional Islamic views on the position of women in society.

The film 'Submission' is about the oppression of women in Islamic cultures. Dutch Muslims found it to be blasphemous and as a result her co-producer Theo Van Gogh was murdered by Mohammed Bouyeri, a radical Islamist.

Ayaan now lives under police protection in a safe house.

Irshad Manji

Ms. Manji is the best-selling author of "The Trouble with Islam Today" and the host of the TV show "Big Ideas,"

Oprah Winfrey recently honored Irshad with her first annual Chutzpah Award for "audacity, nerve, boldness and conviction." Ms. magazine has selected Irshad as a "Feminist for the 21st Century." Maclean's, Canada's national news magazine, named her one of ten "Canadians Who Make a Difference,"

In June, Irshad received the Simon Wiesenthal Award of Valor. Most recently, OUT magazine has included Irshad in its list of "top success stories of 2004."

Homa Arjomand

Ms. Arjomand, is the Coordinator of the International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada.

She started her campaign in October 2003 with a handful of supporters, and today it has grown to a coalition of over 80 organizations and 1000's of activists.

Homa is a Toronto based transitional counselor and was a human rights activist in Iran until she was forced to flee in 1989.

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