England tillader shariasdomstole. Nu har baronesse Caroline Cox og biskop Michael Nazir-Ali lanceret en kampagne for at få dem afskaffet. Kampagnen hedder Equal and Free og der er lavet 4 små YouTube-videoer om den. Men først en artikel om initiativet:
New Bill to stop Sharia Law operating in the UK
June 8th, 2011
On 7 June 2011 Baroness Cox introduced a new Bill in the House of Lords intended to outlaw the use of Sharia law where it conflicts with English law. In proposing the new Bill she said:
“Equality under the law is a core value of British justice. My Bill seeks to preserve that standard. My Bill seeks to stop parallel legal, or ‘quasi-legal’, systems taking root in our nation. Cases of criminal law and family law are matters reserved for our English courts alone.
Mere HER i Christian Concern. Og videoerne:
Baroness Cox & Bishop Nazir-Ali speak about Sharia Law
Overview of the impact of Sharia Law on Women in the UK
Diana Nammi speaks about the impact of Sharia Law
Diana Nammi of IKWRO the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation
Sonia speaks out about Sharia Law
Desuden har jeg fudet denne nye artikel af Michael Nazir-Ali. Her handler det om Afghanistan:
Michael Nazir-Ali: We must not give up in Afghanistan and let the Taliban return to power
Michael Nazir-Ali is Director of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy & Dialogue, and was formerly the Bishop of Rochester.
The death of Osama Bin Laden, whilst certainly a landmark in the struggle against extremism and terrorism, is also responsible for much facile optimism, even among senior politicians. It has provided fresh oxygen for the “Little Englanders”, as indeed for “Monroe Americans”, who believe that the arch-terrorist’s passing has put a decisive end to the extremist threat to the West. Whatever lip service they may pay to a continued presence of advice and assistance in the region, at the back of their minds they believe that we should now withdraw our troops from Afghanistan and leave that benighted area to its own devices.
Mere HER hos Conservative Home. Kan også læses her hos Anglican Mainstream eller her hos Christian Concern.
Andre kilder: The Telegraph, The Way, The Guardian, Jihad Watch, The Guardian, Diocese of Down and Dromore, St Mary’s Vicar’s blog, Mark Durie blog,
Let UK Muslims enjoy freedom
By Melanie Phillips, June 17, 2011
In both Britain and the US, there are now attempts to push back against the steady encroachment of sharia law. In Britain, a Private Members’ Bill has been introduced in the House of Lords by the cross-bench peer Baroness Cox to curb the increasing use of sharia courts to dispense family law and settle disputes in Muslim communities. This bill, which is being supported by secular groups and an Iranian and Kurdish women’s rights group, will require government support if it is to become law.
In the US, legislators in some 20 states are currently considering more than 40 bills that would ban or restrict the use of sharia law in their courts. Among many Jews, such moves are likely to engender an ambivalent or even hostile reaction. Such a response would be misguided and regrettable. For it arises from dangerously muddled attitudes in the Jewish community towards Muslims, sharia law and the proper place of Islam in British society.
Mere HER i The Jewish Chronicle.
Opdatering 5. juli 2011 – der har været demonstration i London, skriver Christian Today:
The protest in central London on Saturday was joined by Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, a Pakistani Christian, and Dr Martin Stern, a Jewish Holocaust survivor and former medical student at Peshawar University.
It was organised by the British Pakistani Christian Association and was held to coincide with the one year anniversary of the arrest of Rashid and Sajid Emmanuel, two pastors shot dead outside a court in Faisalabad after being acquitted of blasphemy.
Andre kilder: Pakistan Christian Post,