London Gay Group to Join Protest Against Sharia Law in Canada
“No separate law for Muslims” says OutRage!
LONDON, September 7 – Human rights campaigners and refugees from Islamist persecution will protest against the introduction of Sharia law in Cananda, outside the Canadian High Commission, in London tomorrow (Thursday September 8) from 12 noon – 2 pm.
The protest is being supported by gay human rights groups OutRage! and one of the keynote speakers will be OutRage! organiser, Peter Tatchell.
“OutRage! opposes the introduction of Sharia law in Canada, Britain, or anywhere else, to create a separate legal system for Muslims. We believe it is wrong to create a system of legal apartheid which treats Muslims and non-Muslims differently,” said Peter Tatchell of gay Human Rights group OutRage! – who is a speaker at Thursday’s protest against the introduction of Sharia law in Canada.
“In a democratic society, everyone should be subject to the same laws and have the same rights and protections, without any discrimination.
“OutRage! supports the struggle of liberal, progressive Muslims to who oppose Sharia law and want the Muslim community to enjoy the same freedom as everyone else. We fear the introduction of Sahria law in Canada, even in limited circumstances, could adversely affect the rights of women with regard to property ownership, inheritance, divorce and child custody.
“Even though the new Canadian system would be voluntary, many Muslim women will come under pressure from their families and communities to submit to the jurisdiction of Shariareligious courts. This would be a huge setback for women’s rights and a tragic betrayal of Muslim women,” said Mr Tatchell.
Protest are being staged tomorrow in various cities throughout the world.