Thursday, September 01, 2005
International Anti-Sharia Protests Sept. 8
Canada's diplomatic missions in London and Paris are being targeted by
anti-Sharia law protestors next week. Nearly 100 international groups denouncing the province of Ontario's decision to allow faith-based arbitration, saying that is suppresses women's rights and sets a bad example for those lobbying for Sharia law in Europe. "A lot of French people cannot believe it, because for us, Canada is a country with very good rights for women. It is unbelievable," Michèle Vianès, president of French NGO Regard de femmes told the Globe and Mail yesterday. Ms. Vianès will protest outside the Canadian Embassy in Paris alongside high-profile French activists, politicians, and representatives from human rights and women's movements. Similar action is set to take place outside the Canadian High Commission in London, and in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf.
The following story provides more details on times and places one might assemble to lend support to the universal implementation of women's rights. In the area of Human rights there are no exceptions for religious bigots. Rights for women cross all religious boundardies. Universal Human rights are for everyone. No exceptions.