Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada expects the Canadian Government to
break all its diplomatic relation with the Iranian Regime for its heinous state
Iranian-Canadian journalist Zahra Kazemi was brutally murdered. Her “crime” was
preparing a report of the political prisoners’ families who were protesting
outside of a prison in Tehran.
According to Dr. Azam, who was present at the emergency hospital, Zahra Kazemi
was savagely beaten, had bruises all
over her body, had her fingernails pulled out, fingers broken, was raped and
her skull was fractured. She was deeply unconscious.
slaying of Zahra Kazemi was not the first murderous crime committed by the
regime of Iran
and will not be the last. Ten of my own close associates who were all women’s
activists were slain by the police and judicial systems of the Islamic regime
I have directly experienced living under the rule of a regime of religious
terror. It is precisely out of this experience, as well as my first
hand knowledge of the move of political Islam and the capacity of its leaders
for anti-human acts, that I have, alongside thousands of other Canadians, began
a relentless, extensive campaign against Islamic tribunals in Canada, which are
in the process of being established in the province of Ontario. Various Islamist currents utilizing the
provincial arbitration Act of 1991 are involved in promoting this cause.
regime founded on the principles of terror, imprisonment, torture, execution,
and stoning, a regime with a judicial system resting upon unjust religious
laws, gender discriminations and denial of all social and personal freedoms, a
regime whose judicial authorities are themselves torturers and murderous; such
a regime can deliver nothing but travesties of justice through its so-called
courts of law. Expecting justice to be served by the organs of such a regime is
nothing but a grand illusion.
of the above, the international Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada demands:
legitimacy of the court in the Islamic Republic of Iran to be completely
and publicly rejected by the Canadian Government. This is a minimum
standard that any government, as well as any political organization, is
expected to observe in adopting a principled approach towards this crime.
international tribunal to be set up to consider this case. It must have
the necessary authority to summon all and every official and agent of the
Islamic Republic of Iran directly or indirectly involved in this crime.
Canadian Government to break all its diplomatic relations with the Iranian
The above demands are basic
demands of the oppressed Iranian people along with millions of civilized people
across the world. If the Canadian Government is genuinely resolved in its
demand for the criminals involved in the murder of Zahra Kazemi to be punished
and the justice served, it can adopt and support only such a stand. It
represents the lowest of this case. Unfortunately, this has not been the
attitude of the Canadian Government so far.
Coordinator of the
against Shar’a Court in Canada
April 01, 2005