London Gay Group to Join
Protest Against Sharia Law
“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
“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
“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 Sharia religious 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.