Sunday, September 11, 2005

No Sharia in Canada

The premier of Ontario, Canada finally pulled his head out of the clouds long enough to realize he might lose more votes by allowing Islamic law in the legal system than he'd gain by disallowing it, and at the same time by disallowing sharia he is revoking the tribunals allowed to Catholics, Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Aboriginals. The Muslims were in a no-lose situation. They won. Now innocuous groups cannot continue to practice their faith-based arbitrations in law because the Moslem fascism of sharia is not allowed. Fair is fair. There is one law for all. Sort of:

From: Homa Arjomand <homawpi@rogers.com>
Date: Sep 11, 2005 10:59 PM
Subject: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought.

Hello everyone,

I am happy to inform you about this recent announcement. There will be no religious arbitration. This is a victory for women's rights movement. I congratulate you all for a battle well fought.

Homa Arjomand

McGuinty rejects Ontario's use of Shariah law and all religious arbitrations Open this result in new window

Canada.com -

TORONTO (CP) - Ontario will not become the first Western jurisdiction to allow the use of a set of centuries' old religious rules called Shariah law to settle Muslim family disputes, and will ban all religious arbitrations in the province, Premier Dalton McGuinty told The Canadian Press on Sunday.

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This is only one round in a battle that won't end until Modernity is triumphant universally. Let's savor this victory, pyrrhic as it is, and move on to the next one.

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Franze said...

Dag, what do you want to say, with jew, catholics and others tribunals, I don´t understand, the news seems good, but I am humble, only is a battle of a strong war.