To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 12:54 PM

Subject: Victory Congratulation Letters on your homepage


"Dear Homa

I am very happy about your victory against this abusive kind of settlement arbitration in Ontario. Congratulations! That's encouraging and inspiring.
It is very important to defend freedom, democracy and womens' human rights from fundamentalism and cultural relativism.
In my opinion, offenders like Taliban are among the worst criminals and enemies of freedom today. And what they do on the political sphere, the
honor-murderers do quite alike in the area of domestic violence. It's so dreadful that it even reminds me of Hitler and the Nazis.
I wish you all the best and a lot of success for your work. I support you standing up for freedom, democracy and womens'human rights. Onward!!!

Kindest regards
Cornelia

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2006 7:18 PM

Subject: Congratulations for your victory!

 

Dear Homa,

Although with a bit of delay (due mainly to work/school issues) I want to sincerely congratulate you for your victory. I knew very little about Islam until recently. Since I began my graduate studies, I have had the chance to become friends with several muslims in my school, both men and women. And, while I respect the right of people to practice whatever
religion they choose, I vigorously stand for secular governments which apply the same law to all of its citizens.

There have been many people who have died so we, in the Western world, can enjoy the prosperity and freedoms which come with our democratic societies. One of their most fundamentals pillars is the separation of church and state. The case of the Sharia law in Canada, and in fact of the other religious tribunals, is the closest a Western nation has been in the recent years to give up such fundamental right. Your victory was a necessary one, both for the people of Ontario but also to honor the suffering and sacrifice of those who made our lifestyle possible.

Sincerely yours,

Fernando Gomez

 

To: homawpi@sympatico.ca

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:54 PM

Subject: Nosharia

 

All freethinkers should be proud of you!
Teimour Safari

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To: homawpi

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 6:04 AM

Subject: sharia

 HELLO DEAR  HOMA. CONGRATULATION , FOR NEW LAW. I'M FROM BRAZIL AND ROBERT'S FRIEND.

I WSH GOOD LUCK FOR EVERY THINGS IN YOUR LIFE!

 BEST REGARD, EFIGENIA ROCHA.

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To: homa arjomand

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 9:46 AM

Subject: Proud of You!

Dear Homa,

You are a hero!  What an accomplishment!  It is very heart warming to think of all those organizations that joined you to support our cause and what a sweet success.  With best wishes and many thanks

Shahin

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To: homa arjomand

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 10:03 AM

Subject: Ontario passes new law

Good Morning,
Excellent ! Thank you so much for fighting so hard for what is right. I am 5 generations Canadian, and I know
that my ancestors fought hard and long and would have totally agreed with you.
Sincerely,
Diane Williams

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To: homa arjomand

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 10:31 AM

Subject: Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Ontario passes new law, family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law

 

Congratulations to your successful drive!!! You are much to be admired.

 Trish DeSantos

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To: homa arjomand

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:50 AM

Subject: Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Ontario passes new law, family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law

 

Homa, - wonderful news, thanks to you and your hard work and spirit.

Tessa House

Burlington, ont.

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To: homawpi@sympatico.ca

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:33 AM

Subject: Sharia Laws

Congratulation on your achievment. You have my support.
Fayek S. Botros

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:26 PM

Subject: RE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Ontario passes new law, family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law, Ms Homa

Heartly greetings on this achievement. Faithful, Muhammad Sohail Mazhar, B Sc.(Hons) Agriculture,University of Agriculture,

 

 

 

"Threatening kids with tales of eternal torture in a made up hell is nothing short of child abuse."

 

"No Gods, No Masters"

 Congratlations on the Ontario conciousness raising regarding faith-based laws.

CodyG

Victoria, BC

 

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Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:47 AM

Subject: Re: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Ontario passes new law, family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law

Feb. 15/06

 CONGRATULATIONS TO HOMA AND ALL THOSE  WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN - -   "Let us keep vigilant!!

 

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Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 3:53 PM

Subject: Fwd: FW: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Ontario passes new law, family legal arbitrations must now use Canadian law

Congratulations Homa!

This is a great day for everyone who worked so hard to bring it about. Roy Brown

 

 

Chère Homa,

je n'ai malheureusement pas pu vous écrire avant ce jour! Votre voyage en France et vos interventions ont pu montrer combien le problème des droits des Femmes est mondial, malgré les spécificites de
chaque pays! l'essentiel est l'union, et pour que cette union soit possible, l'information doit circuler, vite!

Vous avez reussi à informer et à mobiliser! encore bravo! Ci-joint comme convenu:

1-discours lors du rassemblement devant l'Ambassade du Canada
2- Discours lors de votre visite au siege de Femmes Solidaires

sinceres salutations!

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 12:32 PM

Subject: Bravo !

 

Chere Mme Arjomand,

 

Toutes mes felicitations !

J'ai recu il ya quelques jours l'article du Monde (22 octobre 2005) retracant votre combat et votre recente victoire en Ontario, et je tenais a vous remercier pour vos efforts incroyables ... et payants. 

 

Francaise, residant a Toronto depuis exactement dix ans, je n'avais suivi que de loin les differentes etapes menant a la declaration de M. McGuinty le 11 septembre, et chaque fois que j'entendais ou lisais quelque chose a ce sujet, je ne pouvais empecher mon incredulite et ma stupefaction de se manifester : comment un pays comme le Canada et une province comme l'Ontario pouvaient-ils se laisser ainsi mener et imaginer seulement que la justice puisse etre soumise a la religion ??   Comment l'Ontario pouvait-il accepter que des femmes, des familles soient soumises a une loi autre, et vivent en parallelle de notre societe ?

 

En temps que francaise, et catholique pratiquante, la separation de l'etat et de la religion est inscrite au plus profond de moi.  J'ai toujours du mal a accepter et respecter les multiples connections et relations entre les deux au Canada, ne serait-ce que des references faites par de nombreux elus.  La loi est la loi de l'etat, etablie par des representants elus, et s'applique a tous les citoyens quelle que soit leur couleur de peau, religion, langue, musique preferee...  Sans cet element central, comment un pays - a plus forte raison un pays a influences multiples comme le Canada - peut-il maintenir son unite et ses valeurs fondatrices ?

 

J'espere de tout coeur que votre combat et victoire decourageront tout autre tentative d'eclatement du systeme judiciaire de ce pays, le Canada - par l'intermediaire de l'Ontario - ayant maintenant officiellement montre sa maturite et sa determination a defendre ses valeurs democratiques qu'elles que soient les influences.

 

Avec toute mon admiration et les plus sinceres remerciements.

 

Helene Taylor (avec accents...)

Toronto

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 5:11 PM

Subject: Re: Visual Report on Tour of Homa Arjomand in Europe

 

Homa,

 

You are amazing, I applaud all you have done and are doing.

You are awaking the world to this problem - society cannot

pretend to be alseep anymore.

 

Thanks,

Tessa House

WHAM

Women of Halton Action Movement

Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 4:48 PM

Subject: CFUW Georgetown

 

Dear Homa:

Thank you so very much for the wonderful evening on Tuesday. You are a
fabulous speaker with a message straight from the heart. Your sincerity and
the faith of your convictions made a very strong impression. Even if a
person does not agree with what you are saying, they can still respect the
messenger because it is obvious that your belief is total.  I absolutely
admire your dedication and energy and your selfless devotion to your
mission.

You have given us all alot to think about and I wish you as much success in
the next step of your battle as you experienced in the last.

Lisette Logan
,

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Friday, October 07, 2005 6:45 PM

Subject: HELLO

 

Dear Mrs. Arjomand:

I, Shahin Basiji, one of your admirers, want to thank you, congratulate you and show my appreciation for your sincere efforts in winning against the sharia law and condemning Fetwa in Toronto.  Muslin women support and appreciate you and your group for your strength and shown bravery in defending these women for our rights and priviledges.
Thank you again and God Bless You!
Shahin Basiji
Toronto

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:51 AM

Subject: RE: [Possible Spam]Sharia Law,The Globalization of Political Islam and women's rights

 

good luck on the journey, congratulations on the victory, Dave Bleakney

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:12 PM

 

Hi Homa,

 

I am truly happy that the fight against shariah law was won. I congratulate all who have led this fight.

 

However, I question how long our victory will last. As you know, all religions have been welcomed in Canada where multiculturalism has been widely accepted. Unfortunately this openness leaves an opening for unscrupulous extremists who would like to change this. How do we guard against extremists from gaining control as more and more are allowed in our western culture? Your thoughts would be appreciated.

 

Gaëtane Dagenais

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2005 9:50 PM

 

Dear Homa: The list Sheila has compiled shows you how deep the feeling of relief is among those who consider that all citizens are equal before the law. Your efforts have been exemplary. I say this unequivocally as a politically conservative male atheist. The democratic fight you have put up more than suggests to me that you should be sponsored as the next governor general of Canada. (I understand we have just got a new one.)

D.J. Laurie Kennedy

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 11:33 PM

Subject: RE: Victory Letters (test)

 

Thank you Homa,  for your courage and strength and perseverance in this fight for Islamic women's rights and standing up to this corrupted version of the
Koran.
Women all over the world are so grateful to you.
Ilse Phillips
British Columbia

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 12:10 PM

Subject: Re: Victory Letters (test)

 

Dear Homa,
Thank you very much for this list . I want to had my most sincere congratulations for your success in Ontario.
Is it possible to put me in contact with someone  or a group that is very concerned about this issue in Vancouver because   I would like  to be involved  in such a group for a battle that is not won here..
Keep on  the good work..I am very impressed that you have succedeed  to influence &help peoplle in France  too..
BEST REGARDS  

Louise Plamondon

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به هما ارجمند : براي تغيير جهان چه کم داريم

           6/7/84
     
            منصور تر کاشوند

   من هم خوانده ام که منصور حکمت ، کسي که در سياه ترين
سا لهاي" جهان" براي" کمونيستها" از تر ويج کمونيست و
رسوا کردن تر فند هاي بورژوازي لحظه اي گوتاهي نکرد،
براي تحقق پروژ ه اي حزبي ، چک ليست تهيه مي کرد و بعد
با دقت و تلاش  وهمتش کار را پيگيري مي کرده است
حا لا او نيست ، جايش  براي هميشه در همه سمينار ها
گنگره ها ، اطاقهاي پالتا کي.... خا لي است و ما بايد به
پاس زحماتش به پاس اشتي نا پذيري اش در جنگ نا بر ابر ،
در بد ترين سا لها براي ارمان برابري براي سوسياليسم
براي کمونيزم ، در تمام تجماعت جدي حزبي در صندلي که مي
شود گفت، اگر بود، اينجا مي نشست، دسته گلي زيبا بگذاريم
 اما پاس داشت و گرامي داشت واقعي فقط وقتي ميسر است که
راهش با همان دقت که مي خواست ادامه پيدا بکند سخت ترين
کار هر کولي همين است. ما، او، نمي شويم. اما با تلاش
مضا عف با کوشش شبانه روزي مي توانيم با پذيرش اين که
خطا هايي خواهيم داشت با باز خواني نوشته ها  وبکار گيري
متودش مي توانيم راه را ادامه بدهيم راستش تا مدتها بعد
از پيروزي مشکل خاصي قا بل مشاهد نيست به همت او خيلي
کادر هاي توانا خيلي ادمها عاقل وقا بل، تر بيت شده اند
برنامه اي به وضوح و دقت" يک دنياي بهتر" تدوين شده است
انواع اقسام تر فند هاي بو رژوايي رسوا شده اند
 اگر براي دگر گوني جهان امروز کمر همت ببنديم چه کم
داريم؟
 ما راه را بلديم ميدانيم سر مايه چيست، مي دانيم دنياي
وارونه چه چيز هاي را درست وچه چيزهاي را غلط جلوه مي
دهد. هر يک از ما را رها کنند، در مورد خيلي چيز هاي اين
جهان  از ادبيات و هنر گرفته، تا سياست و اقتصاد پاسخ
داريم" حرف و راه تغيير" در چنته داريم کوچه پس کوچه هاي
يک دنياي بهتر را بلديم

 کمپينک هما ارجمند يک الگو يک ملاک تغيير در ان چيزي
است که وجود دارد بايد به او تبريک گفت ودستش را فشرد
افرين به تو رفيق. تو ثابت کردي" حکمت" هست تو ثا بت
کردي راه او ادامه دارد، تو به سهمي قا بل اعتنا، اسم و
حدف او را به جهان امروز معرفي کردي. کاش من جاي تو
بودم! به شخصه به هيچ چيز هيچ کس جز انسانيست و کمونيزم
اش حسا دت نکرده ام به شما حسوديم مي شود
 ما براي تغيير جهان همتي مثل همت تو نياز داريم الحساب
در چک ليست تغيير جهان اين اولويت اول است
 زنده باد هما ارجمند

 

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:24 PM

Subject: Theo van Gogh Society, Inc.

 

Dear Homa,

 

We recognize the danger of militant Islam to free society.  We congratulate you on your leadership of the movement against Sharia law in Canada. There is no such protection in Iraq.  There will be no secular society there and Sharia law will apply.  

 

See our position paper attached.  Please join in our movement to have citizens in Canada back the reformation of the proposed Iraqi Constitution to protect all religions and women.We need your leadership and input.

 

Bill

 

William S. Scott, J.D.

Executive Director

Theo van Gogh Society, Inc.

940 NE 79th Street. Suite A

Miami, FL 33138

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To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 3:23 PM

Subject: Re: Victory Letters (test)

 

What a outpouring of gratitude and love. It was a privilege to stand beside you. The whole world owes you gratitude for the precedent you have set. hugs,

June Callwood

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 1:36 PM

Subject: Re: Victory Letters (test)

 

Dear Homa,

Let me add my congratulations to this chorus. When I first became aware of the sharia debate in Ontario, I felt sickened but also powerless, because I wasn't aware of anyone really standing up to the government and the clerics. I thought to myself "it will just happen because people will be indifferent and decide it's just a Muslim problem." So when I heard of your fight, I was overjoyed, and the more I learned about you and the International Campaign Against Sharia Court in Canada, the happier I was. For me, it doesn't get much better than an Iranian socialist woman kicking the asses of both the Liberal government and the imams (and, as an added bonus, the Catholic church and the Orthodox too!). Obviously an international campaign consists of more than one person,
but you were the heart and soul of this movement, and put so much of yourself into it. Once again, congratulations, and if there's any work left to be done, I'd be happy to volunteer my time and English skills.
Thank you,
Ryan Hardy
Toronto

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Subject: sharia law

 

I am a health care technologist.    I try, at every opportunity, to speak to anyone about Sharia Law and treatment
of immigrant women in Canada. One of the things that has stunned me is the lack of awarenes and
interest from some Muslim women. It was brought to my attention that prayer services at the mosques do
not concern themselves with teaching men about the laws in Canada regarding the treatment of women.
There must be some way to encourage Muslim men and women to become involved. Please keep pushing against the bringing of Sharia Law into any country.
Thank you. 

Margarey Byrne

 

 

To: Homa Arjmand

Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 3:00 AM

Subject: Congratulations

Homa,

I can see your smile from here. Congratulations on your success. The task you took on was a monstrous one (nothing is ever easy). Your dedication and the efforts of those who supported you is commendable.  You are my go to woman now.

Love and solidarity always

Clancy Teslenko

Calgary

 

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Sent: Saturday, September 24, 2005 7:43 AM

Subject: Congratulations For A Great Victory Against Religion And Reaction And Violence

 

Dear Homa

 

I often think about what you fought for and accomplished. You saved a lot of human beings, particularly women and children, from being subject to religious reaction and superstition and violence. You showed the world that we CAN organize people against barbarism of religious power and politics. This can be beginning of a universal movement against religion and reaction. You also defeated the racist theory and practice of relative centralism and multiculturalism. You reminded the world of such things as universal rights and freedom. Universal rights of women and children.

 History will always remember you for taking political Islam and religious reaction head on and defeting it. This is greatest victory against reaction and stupification and religious violence and religion all together, after French revolution and October revolution. I am delighted and amazed what you just accomplished. You defeated Islam and religion and reaction in Canada and world at large. Many congratulations from bottom of my heart. I hope to work with you and help you in your fight against religion and religious violence against woman, children, and humans at large. Your fight for a better world. 

Congratulations.

24, sept, 05

Habib Talesh, Canada

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 2:37 PM

Subject: No to Sharia

thank you thank you thank you!

David More

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:59 PM

Subject: RE: THANKS

Dear Homa,

Great congratulations! I am so happy. It is your hard work that has resulted in this effort. We are still fighting small battles at school, but I have a sense that the climate in the larger society is changing, and the students' ideas are changing too. Thank- you again for all your hard work.
Viva La Vida , Kathy

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:30 AM

Subject: RE: Fw: Request for your political campaign expertise

Homa Jan,

I want to congratulate you on your victory. Finally, your efforts have been rewarded and secularism and women's rights have more protection in this world. This is a great victory for women of Middle Eastern dissent in Canada (who were the first victims of this arhcaic system) and an important step in securing hope for women around the globe. This has, I'm sure, not only dissapointed the Islamic Institute of Civil Justice and their all male board, but also the ranks of Islamists around the world, who are now witness to the failure of their pet project in the Canada. Way to go!!!

Haydar Ketabchi

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 11:29 PM

Subject: defeat of Dalton

 

Thanks for all you did, so that :The government of Ontario felt his job was consuming. you shaked Daltons bed foot.

Bravo.Your voice was load and clear, so Dalton finally got the maessage!

I really appreciate you. By the way Atwater Library in Montreal would like to invite you for speech, If you agree please let me know.

 Thank you in advance

Regards

Zia Norouzi

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:09 PM

 

Its so wonderful to hear about the great service performed by you for the Canadian society> I come from India where the Indian Hindu society has tolerated abuse of this law to appease the Sharia crowd.All hats off to you valiant efforts.Good luck.

Rakesh Bhandari

 

 

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19547

Ontario: A Shari'a-Free Zone

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:48 PM

Subject: Re: Your efforts against shari'a law in Ontario

Shalom,

 I read about your valiant efforts in Ontario to stop shari'a law from imposing its will on the citizens in Ontario. You fought an uphill battle and it took a great deal of courage and devotion.

 

Sincerely,

Adina Dzikansky

NJ

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To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:41 PM

Subject: Congradulations and Thank you!

 

My name is Claudia Wilson and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your dedication and courage to stand up against the strong forces to put in place Shariah Law in Ontario.

You must be held responsible for this incredible success. I have said a prayer for you that you may be blessed. You have done a wonderous thing and I am in awe of your accomplishment.

You inspire the millions out there who have seen what you have accomplished!

Sincerely,

Claudia Wilson

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:40 AM

Subject: Thank you!!!!

 

Dear Homa Arjomand:

Thank you for working so hard to eliminate sharia law in Ontario.  You are very courageous and your work will help many people.  Church/state separation forever!

Yours truly,

Diana Blackwell

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:34 AM

Subject: Thank you Ms. Arjomand

 

Dear Homa,

Thank you for your tireless effort on behalf of women's rights. Thank you for battling the evils of political barbaric islam. It is long past due that women take their unconditional equal place along with men. Women, particularly in the primitive islamic world, have been mistreated, exploited and oppressed for far too long. You have my gratitude and complete support.

Khalil A. Khavari

Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

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Hello Homa,
I have just returned from a celebratory party hosted by Abbas and Farideh. We all enjoyed hearing your happy voice over the telephone. Heartiest congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment.
All the best,
Ron Tomlinson
HAC Director
VSHA Director
Victoria

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 10:02 PM

Subject: victory for women

 

Dear Homa:

Congratulations on leading the fight to ban sharia law in Ontario.I have written several articles encouraging women from all walks of life to get involved in fighting against sharia law. I was elated at Premier McGunity's announcement.The struggle continues.

Evelyn Myrie

Hamilton Black History Committee

 

Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2005 9:34 AM

Subject: Last Night

 

WOW!  It was so great to celebrate! Thankyou so much for making last night happen. It was wonderful to dance , the food was delicious, but mostly, just knowing what had been accomplished and the magnitude of what it really means!  Onward we go.  Love, Bev Lefrancois

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:06 PM

Subject: kurdish site

Hello dear homa:  Congratulation for the big victory about rejecting sharia law.  But actually icouldent help you as it need.

 Dear, since I am a writer and a journalist, and i work with the kurdish web sites and the news paper in kurdistan, i wrote an article abaut event of sharia law in canada and the campain against it. now the artical and your picture is at the top of the site. i wll send you the link of the web site you can see it by your self.  i'll sent you the article to which is on the web site too.

 please open her www.dengekan.com

 finally i'll see you on sept-17-at the celebration.

 with my regards

 kajal hama rashid

 

Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 10:44 AM

Subject: Irshad calling Homa - Sept 16

 

 Hi Homa,
I've been traveling intensely for the past several days and am still on the road (literally - am emailing you from a car en route to Seattle).

 I simply want to send you a big congratulations for all your hard work and the results it has generated. I know the issue isn't dead. Quite the opposite. This battle will likely continue all the way to the courts, so I'll continue speaking up about it.
 I also know that you're having a celebration tomorrow night. Sorry I won't be in Toronto to attend. But I'll be there in spirit. Please send my best to Sally Armstrong. Persist in your work -- you're making a concrete difference in the lives of so many.
Love and respect,
Irshad Manji

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 12:19 PM

Subject: Belated Congratulaions

Homa: It is only because of your dedicated hard work and unwavering strength that this finally has come to the RIGHT conclusion. You literally stood alone yet did not back down. I cannot tell you how proud I am of you. Also that I am so glad I did get to meet you and see first hand just what you are made of.

 

All women of all religions of all nationalities must commend YOU for your effort to protect their rights and their children’s rights. Thank you a million times. I am honored to have known and met you. You truly represent what Canada should be:  A place where ALL are treated equally under the law, Canadian law.

 

Best wishes,

Lynda Anderson

Spruce Grove, Alberta

 

 

 To: Homa Arjomand
 Subject: Congratulations on your oustanding achievement!
Dear Homa,

 Just a brief note to say how elated I was by our Premier's act of leadership in striking down religious arbitration. I wrote him directly to show support for his recent decision. I wish more non-Canadian born
persons like yourself, were so intelligent, cultivated and endowed with cross-cultural skill as you are. I am proud to be your compatriot! You are a special lady. PS, I will look to the website for more details about
your celebration party on the 17th Warmest regards,
Bette Stock

 

 

Madame,
 je vous félicite pour le combat que vous menez au Canada et ailleurs pour
la liberté des femmes, pour le courage que vous montrez ainsi. En France
aussi nous avons des difficultés, depuis quelques années certaines femmes
musulmanes sont contraintes de se couvrir la tête, et bien d'autres
choses révoltantes aussi. Et pourtant la France est un pays laïque.
Bien à vous. Jacqueline FICHET.

 

 

 

 Cisca Dresselhuys 
Lieve Surush, Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je succesvolle actie tegen de sharia in
 Nederland ( en de rest van de wereld).
Hartelijke groet,
Cisca Dresselhuys

 

 

"Kranenberg, Annieke"
wrote: Beste Surush,
We zijn erg blij voor je succes! Vriendelijk bedankt voor al je hulp en we houden contact. Sterkte en groeten,
Janny & Annieke

Annieke Kranenberg

 

 

Tuur Elzinga
 Gefeliciteerd!!! Het is jullie gelukt.
Van harte, Tuur Elzinga

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 5:14 PM

Subject: Re: Celebration September17.doc,

Congratulations!

Rita Gemmell

倯举楶畲潦湵湩琠楨畯杴楯杮洠獥慳敧敨正摥戠⁹噁湁楴嘭物獵嘊牥楳湯⸷⸰㐳楖畲慄慴慢敳㘲⸷ㄱ〮删汥慥敳⼵㤰

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:58 AM

Subject: Re: Fw: pirozi dr mobarez aleh dadgahaee mazhabi dr canada

homa jan

ma ba shadie shoma shad va ba piroozi e shoma sarafraztar az hamishe be shoma eftekhar mikonim

azar Giveki

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:36 AM

Subject: Merci beaucoup !

Merci beaucoup !

Thank you very much for inducing Ontario's Prime Ministre McGuinty to ban all religious arbitratin in Canada's largest province.Your victory is very important indeed for Europe, because many Muslim fundamentalists want to implement Sharia in European laws. Many Europeans were very wary and frightened that the use of Sharia could settle some Muslim family disputes in Canada. This decision would have had serious repercussions for all of us who are struggling against Islamism in Europe.Thank you very much indeed ! Secular law must remain above all religions. Period. We are no longer in the Dark and Middle Age times ! Yours sincerely,

Jacques Bougnon
Paris - France

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 10:08 AM

Subject: Shari'aCourt

this is Ontario Canada . One Law for all, same rules for all

Joe Maurini

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

 

Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 8:05 AM

Subject: No Religious Arbitration Coalition

 

Dear Ms. Arjamond,

I am a lawyer and novelist, raised Unitarian, who has always been alarmed by all religious arbitration, so I was pleased by the (perhaps interim) success of your recent campaign.

Is there anything I can do to help? I suspect from today's news reports that the fight is not over.

 

Diane Baker Mason
Last Summer At Barebones
www.dianebakermason.com

 

 

To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:52 AM

Subject: RE: Job Well Done

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:00 PM

Subject: Congrads

 

Ms. Homa Arjomand ,

 

I would like to congratulate you on yours, and every humanists, mission of preserving the ideals and values of secular democracy.  The final decision of the government on the appeal to institute Sharia law in Canada is a big blow to those intolerant Muslims who, from this incident, will learn that their world and the modern world are completey incompatible.  They wish to export Islamic revolution from where it once started, Iran, to the west.  I only hope this can set a revolutionary platform for the Middle East.  If it happened somewhere as small as Ontario, it must be expanded and carried abroad.

 Thank you.

 Best regards,

 Reza Farabi

 

 

Subject: No Sharia law in Canada

So pleased at this news. Kind regards

Simon Baddeley
Inlogov, School of  Public Policy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15  2TT, UK

 

 

 

 

Subject: Fw: mobarak - dar morede dadgah e Sharia

 From: "Jafar Alsayed Noor" <
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 9:32 PM
 be name khoda i had heard this news before in iranian.com as well, any way please if you have contact with mentioned campaign tell them ''khaste nabashid''. now in my openion the newxt step is making strong international campaign against
sources of terrorism like K.S.A Pakistan and Jordan thanks
JAFAR ALSAYED NOOR
 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

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You (Zari) and Homa are the ones that deserve the Congratulations. Pat and I were very pleased with the response of the Premier. However, I am not sure the argument is over, if the Jews and some Muslim groups are taking this matter to a higher court, on a charter principal, on our side the govt. of Quebec is said to be very against the principle, which is good. Pat and I would really like to keep in touch - and not just because of the possibility of further action.
Perhaps we could meet for coffee one day I have a friend who is lives on Vancouver Island who is very concerned about what are now called faith based schools-which as someone who went to one I have never thought much about. Of course, attending a faith based scool does not have to mean that you will keep your religion for ever, I didn't, nevertheless I can't see why the tax payer should fund what seems to be a very divisive issue. Look forward to hearing from you TERRY DOBROSLAVIC

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:22 PM

Subject: RE: Join us to the celebratethe victory achieved for "there will be no Shariah law in Ontario. There will be no religious arbitration in Ontario

 

HI Homa. What wonderful news eh? I’m sorry but I will be out of town this weekend, so can’t join the celebration. Have a great time! Bev

 

Beverley Wybrow, Executive Director

Canadian Women's Foundation/Fondation canadienne des femmes

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To: homawpi@nosharia.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 11:52 AM

Subject: RE: Job Well Done

Hello Homa,

You may recall, I was one of the panel organizers for the Sharia Law topic at the Osgoode Hall Law School and U of T law school discussion held last year. 

I just wanted to say congratulations on your campaign. You stuck to it and now you are seeing the fruit of your efforts. You are a true leader and your determination is inspiring.

All the best with your future endeavors.

Best,

Radhika Lakhani.

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:43 AM

Hello.

I am delighted that McGuinty has decided to reject sharia in arbitration in Ontario. I wrote letters to many politicians, attended panel discussions and protested in the rain last week. But I must say that I was surprised that he announced a plan to overturn all faith-based arbitration in Ontario. I fully support the idea, but I worry that the suddenness of the announcement has further galvanized forces in favour of religious arbitration. Is there a strategy to support the Premier in what will possibly become a legal battle? If you know of any groups dealing with this in Ottawa, please let me know. I would like to get involved to make sure these recent decisions actually see the light of day.

 

Thank you and congratulations!

 Céline Heinbecker

 

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:22 AM

Subject: Re: invitation for victory.doc

 

Homa, I would love to be at that celebration but I am giving an out-of-town speech Saturday to the Hospice Association of Ontario, and that will be all I can handle in one day. Congratulations on this historic victory -- everyone (almost everyone) is thrilled you pieces and YOU DID IT. Hugs,

June Callwood

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 8:15 AM

homa aziz salam xaste nabashid

 piroziye shoma va rofoqa ra aleyhe dadgahaye mazhabi dar canada tabrik migoyam

 man az shoma entezar daram in dadgaha dar iran ra tatil konid

movafaq bashid

changiz ava      

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 7:54 AM

Subject: Re: [Bulk] join us to celebrate the courageous decision made by the Premier Dalton McQuinty,no religious arbitration"

Homa,

 congratulations, you have achieved a magnificient success, through fortitude and a lot of hard work.

But there is still much to do : Mr McGuinty's decision must still be put into law and this law must stand the test of the Courts (some groups have already announced their intention to fight FOR religious arbitration).

Don't worry, we're still there with you until the happy end!

Good day!

Emmanuel

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شريعه در كانادا  شكست خورد!

اسلاميها ميخواستند كانادا را نيز به يك مركز ارتجاعي تبديل كنند٬ ميخواستند به جاي قوانين  مدني اين كشور قوانين  ارتجاعي هزار ساله دادگاه مربوط به شريعه را ايجاد نمايند ٬ (هما ارجمند ) يكي از زناني بود كه با  ايجاد اين پروژه ارتجاعي از طرف اسلاميها دست بكار شد و دهها فعاليت جمعي و فردي  را عليه اين پروژه سازمان داد ٬ او توانست زنگ دمكراسي و سكولاريسم را در اين جامعه به صدا در آورد تا جلو اين اقدام سياه را بگيرد ۰

ما از طرف سايت ده نگه كان ( صداها )  به همه افراد خستگي ناپذير كه بدون وقفه براي اين شكست تلاش كردند تبريك مي گوييم ٬ به ويژه خسته نباشيد و تبريك خودمان را تقديم هما مي كنيم ۰

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:50 AM

Subject: Thanks for all your work

Dear Ms Arjomand,

 I was at the demonstration you organized on September 8th and I was extremely impressed by and grateful for all your hard work and dedication.  It is thanks to you that the premier of Ontario has decided to outlaw religious arbitration in Ontario.  You must be 
thrilled and you deserve every accolade.Thank-you for working to tirelessly for something that benefits so many.
Sincerely,
Amy McConnell

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 11:58 PM

Subject: [Bulk] The victory over religious arbitration

 

Hello Homa:

 

Heartiest congratulations to you!  Your huge amount of work to stop sharia arbitration has paid off splendidly.  And then there is the added benefit, inevitable if justice is to be respected, that no other religion's law will be allowed to supersede Ontario family law.

 

Perhaps the NDP will start pushing for the good ideas they recommended -- in a press release, I believe -- to help women be better informed and able to insist on their equal rights. This approach sounds so worthwhile.

 

The support you were able to get from Europe was wonderful. It surely had a large impact on our government, and I think the publicity in Canada has helped people to clarify this problem of religions trying to interfere with hard won human rights. Humanists everywhere are especially aware of this problem, and appreciate your strong commitment to womens' rights.  I like to hope that this success in Ontario will spread beyond Canada as people become better informed.

 

I hope you can put your feet up and have a rest now, even if only a short one.  And thank you again for all that you have done. Most of us don't recognize that we need to defend democracy every day.

 

Sincerely

Blodwen Piercy

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:31 PM

Dear Homa:

I did send a letter to congratulate the Hon. Dalton McQuinty.  From here all the board of directors, staff, volunteers of Changing Together are celebrating and both Linda, Judy and Vern are joining our celebration.  God bless you, I wish to be with you but in the spirit all of us with you. 

Sonia Bitar.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:15 PM

Subject: CONGRATULATIONS

 

DEAR HOMA,

THUMBS UP TO YOU AND ALL PEACE LOVING HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER TOWARDS ENSURING THAT THE CONSERVATIVE ISLAMISTS ARBITRATION BASED ON SHARIA LAW SYSTEM FOR FAMILY MATTERS WAS FINALLY EXTERMINATED IN ONTARIO,CANADA.

ONE MAY NEVER UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OR THE DIMENSION IT COULD HAVE TAKEN IF IT WAS ALLOWED TO PASS. AS A LAWYER AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST HERE IN NIGERIA I KNOW HOW MUCH SLEEPLESS NIGHTS WE HAD IN THE WAKE OF THE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SHARIA LEGAL SYSTEM IN SOME OF THE NOTHERN STATES IN NIGERIA.

ONE CANNOT JUST HELP BUT WONDER HOW SOME PEOPLE IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS WILL THINK THAT SUCH UNPOPULAR,ANTISOCIAL SYSTEM WHICH DOES NOT ACCORD WITH NATURAL LAW , EQUITY AND GOOD CONSCIENCE COULD OPERATE  IN OUR CIVILISED SOCIETY.

THANK GOODNESS THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE SOME SLEEPLESS NIGHTS FOR THE PEACELOVING AND CIVILISED ONTARIANS.

I AM A MEMBER OF AWID AND SOME HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS.I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST SHARIA COURT NOT ONLY IN CANADA BUT I  ALL CIVILISED SOCIETIES AROUND THE WORLD WHENEVER I AM CALLED UPON.  I WISH YOU MORE POWER TO YOUR ELBOW AS TOGETHER WE SHALL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE RESTORATION OF HUMAN DIGNITY.

----------IGNATIUS C.ACHILEFU ESQ.

          LL.B(HONS)BL

          LEGAL OFFICER, CRIME VICTIMS SERVICES.

 

 

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:58 PM

Subject: Victory of defeating Shiria Law in Ontario

 

Congratulations on a job well done.  You're correct, there are other nations, and individual's not knowing their rights, facing the threats inherent in Shiria Law.

 

God take care of you,

 Marsha R. Harris

 

 

 

پیام تبریک

 

 به هما ارجمند  مسئول کمپین بین المللی علیه دادگاههای اسلامی در کانادا

 

هما عزیز!

 پیروزی کمپین بین المللی علیه دادگاههای اسلامی  را به تو و به همه فعالین  این کمپین تبریک میگویم.   دولت انتاریو پس از قریب دوسال فعالیت خستگی ناپذیر شما ناگزیر شد طرح دادگاههای اسلامی و هر نوع دادگاه مذهبی را پس بگیرد و اعلام کند  همه شهروندان مشمول قوانین مدنی و یکسانی خواهند شد. این برای سکولاریسم و مدنیت و جنبش آزادی زن نه تنها در کانادا بلکه در سراسر جهان یک دستاورد ارزشمند است که باید آنرا پاس داشت و از آن فراتر رفت.

پیروزی این کمپین همچنین تاکید دیگری بر این واقعیت بود که پرچم آزادیخواهی و سکولاریسم ومدنیت در دست جنبش کمونیسم کارگری است. این پیروزی را باید در کنار پیشرویهای ما در عرصه ها دیگر نبرد علیه اسلام سیاسی، مبارزه علیه حجاب کودکان و قتلهای ناموسی در کشورهای اروپائی و برعلیه سنگسار و اعدام و قصاص اسلامی در ایران و دردیگر کشورهای اسلامزده به ثبت رساند و بعنوان سکوئی برای تعرض بیشتر علیه اسلام سیاسی بکار گرفت.

 

  این موفقیت را یکبار دیگر به تو، به جلیل بهروزی وهمه فعالین کمپین علیه قوانین  شریعه تبریک میگویم.

 

با آرزوی پیروزی وموفقیتهای بیشتر

 

حمید تقوائی

دبیر کمیته مرکزی حزب کمونیست کارگری ایران

12 سپتامبر 2005

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:26 PM

Subject: Congratulations on your oustanding achievement!

 

Dear Homa,

 

    Just a brief note to say how elated I was by our Premier's act of leadership in striking down religious arbitration. I wrote him directly to show support for his recent decision. I wish more non-Canadian born persons like yourself, were so intelligent, cultivated and endowed with cross-cultural skill as you are. I am proud to be your compatriot! You  are a special lady. PS, I will look to the website for more details about your celebration party on the 17th

 Warmest regards,

 

Bette Stock

 

 

Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC)
Conseil canadien de surveillance et d'accs aux traitements (CCSAT)
ttt
P.O. Box 116, Stn "F" t Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2L4 t Canada
Phone and Fax (416) 410-6538 t Email ctac@ctac.ca t www.ctac.ca
Dear Homa Arjomand,

On behalf of the Canadian Action Treatment Council, I would like to thank you and congratulate you and your colleagues on the tremendous effort put forward to the end religious arbitration in Ontario, and more specifically Sharia Law.

The Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) is an organization built on the foundation of political activism; and strives to build coalitions with other supporters of basic human rights. It is for this reason CTAC feels it was important that we support this issue of equal rights for all of Ontario’s citizens.
Without your enduring efforts over the past several years the province of Ontario would not made this historical announcement of “One law for all Ontarians”
Once again, thank you, and congratulations.
Brian Finch
Ontario Representative
Canadian Action Treatment Council

Canadian Treatment Action Council (CTAC) is a national, non-governmental organization directed by people living with HIV/AIDS. CTAC provides public policy advice to relevant stakeholders about systemic access to treatment issues and education on these issues.

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:41 PM

Subject: I'm glad we took photos!

We will remember this as "the beginning" of us working together, Homa - Congratulations on your success this week and I will be in touch on stuff for the party

Rita Smith

 

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 4:06 PM

Subject: congrats!

Homa, 
Just a quick note to say congrats.  It's good to see hard work result in positive change.
Thank you.
OdeliaBay

 

 

From: "Catherine M Burns"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:46 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Sudbury rose to the occasion

Hooray! It was an amazing feeling to see the resistance of the people! There was a 3 hour demo in Sudbury...so the many places that said NO to Sharia  weren't even reported, but the message was clear. Our community will
celebrate at Take Back The Night, Sept. 15. In Solidarity.Cate in Sudbury
 Catherine Burns

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:25 PM

Subject: Ontario

Hello Homa! 

The decision from Ontario politicians to reject sharia law is a victory for secularsim, and it is also a victory for your hard work against to introduce these laws.

 Best regards

Paul Nilsson

 

 

 

From: "lucien khodeir"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:53 AM

Subject: Shari'a Law

Good morning Homa,

As soon as I heard the news, I thanked Dalton and Marion.
I then congratulated you.
We met a few months ago during an atheist gathering organised by Kathy
Meidell.
 Lucien Khodeir

 

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 10:42 AM

Subject: Sharia Law

 

Dear Homa:

 CONGRATULATIONS. 

We were delighted to hear of your success in putting an end to Sharia Law in Ontario, and, we intend to send an

e-mail to Dalton McGinty thanking him for his astute judgment.  There will be a lot of oppostion to his decision, and,

I'm sure we will hear further on this in the press.  At any rate keep up the good work.

Our best to you and your family,

 Vern & Judy   

 

 

از طرف فعالین کودکان مقدمند در سوئد                           

به رفیق هما ارجمند

 

رفیق عزیز هما جان ما فعالین کودکان مقدمند در سوئد این دستاورد بزرگ را به شما تبریک می گویم تلاش بی وقفۀ دو سالۀ شما بر علیه دادگاههای شریعه و عقب راندن دادگاهای یهودی و کاتولیک که در دفاع از  حقوق برابر و  سکولاریزم  بود به پیروزی آنجامید این قدم بزرگ و امیدوار کننده ای است که بتوانیم دست مذهب را در جامعه کوتاه کنیم حرکتی هم که در اروپاه  بر علیه مدارس مذهبی و سمبلهای مذهبی  در جنب و جوش است قدم بعدی ما خواهد بود امید آن می رود که به پیروزی بینجامد.

 

پیروز و موفق باشید

کریم شاه محمدی  

 

 

Dear all

First of all I congratulate you. This was a great achievement. But as we talked in Paris we should go further and make our movement stronger. Organisation for women's liberation is organising an European tour for Homa Arjomand the co-ordinator of No Sharia Campaign. I am trying to organise this tour. I was wondering if you would be interested to help us  organise one in Paris, or/and Lion. We are very short of funds, have absoloutely no money. Would you be willing to help out with her travel costs and costs of hiring the hall and so on. This tour is being arranged for middle of October, as we should do it as soon as possible. I appreciate you prompt reply.

Best wishes

Azar Majedi

organisation for women's Liberation



www.medusa2000.com
fax:+44 870 135 8385

Sazman e azadi zan
azadizan@yahoo.com

Mansoor Hekmat Foundation
www.m-hekmat.com

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:20 AM

Subject: Good news!

Hello Ms. Arjomand,

Please relay my appreciation and support to the Premier and his Cabinet for taking this stand.

Yours truly,

Greg Yarrow

Executive Director

Adult Learning Disabilities Employment Resources (ALDER)

 

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:15 AM

Subject: Wonderful news!

 

Dear Homa Arjomand,

 

Congratulations for your courageous victory against the Shariah law in Ontario. Canadians, and feminists,  humanists and progressists all over the world are proud of you!

The reject by the Premier was one of the best news I have heard for a long time.

All the best to you and your family.

Annick Perrot Bishop 

 

From: "Martine Mottet"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 7:01 AM

Subject: Congratulations and Thank You!

 

Madame,
Je tiens à vous féliciter et à vous remercier
pour le combat que vous avez livré et remporté
contre l'introduction de la charia en Ontario,
qui menaçait toutes les femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs.
Martine Mottet
Doctorante
Didactique du français
Faculté des sciences de l'éducation
Université de Montréal

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:51 AM

Subject: Congratulations!

 Dear Homa
Congratulations & well done! Fantastic! A historic victory.
 Bahram Soroush

 

From: "Denis Nolan"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 5:20 AM

Subject: Sharia Law

Congratulations on your courageous and effective campaign. Your struggle has been watched all over the world and it is difficult to say how important this victory is. It is just crucial that you have stopped this in its tracks.
Best of luck in the future.
 Denis Nolan
 Bristol, United Kingdom

 

From: "Marlene Westfall"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 3:16 AM

Subject: Victory

 Hi Homa,
I tried calling and got your VM but your mailbox was full so I left my number.  Congratulations on a  good fight
 I posted on my blog...before the announcement on Sunday...that I was going to make a submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission launching a complaint against the Law Society, the Ministry of Justice and Joe Comartin. Women's access to legal services, including divorce proceedings has been all but systemically dismantled by LSUC & the Ministry since 1994 when the Rae government was in.  If there were supports in place in Ontario for women, which there aren't, then perhaps Sharia may have appeared more equitable. These general problems in the legal system haven't been fixed, so I think
> it's necessary for the OHRC to finally look at them now. Not sure if you've seen the CEDAW review but there are concerns about legal access http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw28/ConComCanada.PDF  the
recommendations start at item 23
>Marlene Westfall

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 2:26 AM

Subject: Congradulations

Hi Homa,
We heard the good news. We are all excited here and have to say, good work. This is a great victory. Take care and good luck.
 Sholeh/Davood


To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:22 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

I almost had tears in my eyes, I'm sooooooo happy
congrats and thank you

Ali A

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:52 PM

Subject: Salam

Dear Mrs. Arjomand

 I was just watching your arguments with those "stupid" guys on CP24. I guess you made your point very well and there was no point to fight them. If they want their own backward type of life, okay, let them get it. They deserve it.

 I am an Iranian man (26 yr old) and I am against all types of faith based programs, however I am politically conservative. Once again, I just wanted to express my happiness for this victory. We are proud of you.

 Just wanted to congratulate you on your great triumph and tell you that we are with you!

 

Regards

Khashayar

 

From: "Michel Virard"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:32 PM

Subject: Congratulations from AHQ

All the Québec Humanists want to join in to congratulate you. You did a superb job and everybody in this country should know it. Not only sharia did not pass, but you managed to actually get Ontario to moved forward one step toward true separation of churches from the state. Great work!
Michel Virard
for the Association Humaniste du Québec

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:09 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Sharia Law

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand,

 

I would like to congratulate you in your stand on Legal Briefs this evening.  I have been speaking out against the Sharia Law proposal over the past 2 years.

There was an article print in the Toronto Sun a few months ago  Yours very truly,

 

Trish DeSantos

Mississauga, Ontario

(Letter 1)

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:49 PM

Subject: Congratulations

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand

Congratulations to you and your your fellow activists for a fight well fought and a well-deserved success. I have been following the Sharia Law issue for two years and it filled me with dread. Today's headlines came as a huge relief to me as a woman, as a feminist and as a Canadian. You are an inspiration to me and to many others.

 

best wishes,

Rita Nugent

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:33 PM

Subject: congradulations!!!!!!

 

Homa Joon and Jalil Aziz

 

Thousand times, Congradulations! YOU did it , You did it, You did it.

I still can not believe it. It was a GREAT VICTORY. You pushed back the political Islam on SEPTEMBER 11, 2005.

I'm looking forward to see you on celebration.

I love you both!

 Susan A. 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:07 PM

Subject: No Sharia Law

 

Dear Arjumand,        

Congratulations .

 

PARMINDER SINGH,M.D;FRCP(C)

32-15300 105TH Ave Surrey B.C.

V3R 6A7.

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:49 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Homa - this is amazing news. Good for you. You deserve all the credit. Vulnerable women in this Province are safe now thanks to you. There will be a backlash but we'll fight it with you. Congratulations. I'm very proud of you.

Best

Sally Armstrong

 

From: "Sherry Ardell"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:35 PM

Subject: The victory!

 Dear dear Homa,
Congratulations Homa!!!  What a victory!  And all because of your leadership
- steadfast and tenacious. We need a party to celebrate!
Thank you Homa,
Sherry Ardell

 

From: "Stefan Matess"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:34 PM

Homa!
Congratulations to Y O U and all those who have helped you on this amazing achievement. A JOB WELL DONE.  Can you imagine how those "MEN" feel now.....they should know....WOMEN are much much more "powerful".....in any   way. Now
you should try and eliminate the veil which covers the " b e a u t i f u l  f a c e s" and smiles of the Muslim Women especially on extremely hot and humid days while the men get to wear what they chose to wear, they do not have to suffer the heat and humidity like them. Muslim women were definitely "blessed" with beauty and I don't think it should be hidden, take yourself, when I saw your picture, I saw  a lot of beauty, not only on the outside but on the inside as well....You are a "GREAT PERSON"  for taking on such a big undertaking.....
 Sincerely
> Fran

 

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:27 PM

Subject: victory at last

I was so happy to read of the decision that was made against the sharia on Canadian soil, my joy is
imeasuarable, thankyou from the bottom of my heart

Joanne Scullion Montreal

 

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:53 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

 Dear Homa:
>
Congratulations for your victory over the dark minds who wanted to apply sharia law in Canada. I salute your fighting spirit and i encourage you to keep your fight against the dark minds who work against human rights.
 Although i am still living in a part of the world which applies sharia law and still suffering from it but your victory still gives me hope to see a better and a free future soon.
Best Regards.
  Fredy Peniamin.

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:41 PM

Subject: Thank You

 

Thank you for your leadership,your hard work and for all of the speeches you made

I was privileged to meet you when you spoke in Peterborough on Aug.31st. Until that time I had been writing my member of parliament and calling him but felt that I was getting nowhere.

You inspired me .Since then ,I spent 2hours each day phoning, e-mailing people,giving people information packets and just generally trying to get the word out.I was able to get over 100 people writing.

You have done a marvellous job and I'm sure that you are exhausted.

Thank You.

Margaret Fleming

 

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:37 PM

Subject: Refusal of Sharia Law

 

Dear Homa Arjomand:
You probably don't remember me - I have a new email address. I had written an opinion piece regarding why Sharia law in Ontario would be so dangerous, in the hopes that this article would be printed in either EYE WEEKLY or NOW magazine. Sadly, neither journal thought the article "important" enough. However, it appears that your hard work and that of the NoSharia organization has finally paid off. I am elated!!!
Thanks again, Homa and keep up the good work. You are all heroes to us!!!
Susan Taylor

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:55 PM

Subject: Bravo!

 

Monday, September 12, 2005

Bravo! And congratulations! Thanks a lot for your efforts in the name of all the smart/affranchised women!

 

France Dombrowski

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:04 PM

Subject: VICTORY

 

WELL DONE HOMA!  I hope you and your colleagues are very happy today.  It was a privilege to try to help you CONGRATULATIONS   

Mary Harlan President - Toronto Women's Liberal Association

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:06 PM

 

Homaye aziz,

dorood bar to ke zendegie millionha zan ra nejat dadi va hatta dolate kanada ra ham motie xodet kardi dar morede piyade  kardane in  ghanoone gheyre ensani. omidvaram sarhal movafagh , porenejitar az hamishe bashi.

behet in piroozi ra tabrik migam. Be omide didar

Farzane  Elidjani az Berlin

 

 

From: "Tirdad Shirvani"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 4:26 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Congratulations!

Congratulations! Khasteh nabaashid!
 Job well done!
 Tirdad Shirvani"
Persian Club Victoria, BC

 

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 4:23 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Well done Homa! But, I am sure the fight is not over.
Sunny Dicum

 

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 4:09 PM

Subject: Congratulations and Thank You

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand:

Just wanted to thank you profusely on your tireless efforts in ensuring that sharia law did not succeed in working its way into our legal system through the backdoor. Thank goodness the McGuinty Government heeded the advice provided by yourself and the MCC,and made the courageous decision to eliminate all faith-based arbitration.
 Thank you and khasteh nabasheed,
 Ali Ehsassi

 

 

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:36 PM

Subject: Greetings from the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand,

My name is Sarah Bollozos, and I am a member of the Canadian Voice of, Women for Peace (VOW).  First, I'd like to congratulate you on your work with the International Campaign Against Sharia Courts in Canada; most recently, the news that Dalton McGuinty supports no religious arbitration. This is a significant accomplishment. I attended the
protest at Queens Park last Thursday, and was moved by your words.

VOW is hosting an educational series focusing on the theme of women,leadership, and human rights. We would be honoured if you could speak on the affect of faith based arbitration on women's rights, and your work with the Campaign. The event is scheduled for Wednesday October 12th 2005; this date is flexible and we are willing to accommodate
your schedule.

This event is the first of three segments in our educational series. The goal of this series is to highlight women's leadership within our
community and increase public awareness on human rights issues. I look forward to speaking with you, and hopefully working together. My
telephone number is:
Warm Wishes,
Sarah Bollozos
Canadian Voice of Women For Peace, http://home.ca.inter.net/~vow/

 

 

 

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:14 PM

Subject: Re: Press release in response to the Attorney General statement

Congratulations and thank you all for your efforts and work!
I am deeply touched, and I am glad it is over - here in Canada.
thanks and best,
Ursula, Vancouver

 

 

               Congratulations

Homa jan xaste nabashi baraye in kare bozorg. Vaqean tabrik migam. Be omide pirozie socialism, Ba bosehaye faravan

Afsaneh Alinia 

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:57 PM

Subject: [Bulk] congratulations

Nous avons gagné.

Les mouvements européens, le notre en particulier, largement relayé par les médias canadiens, les centaines de messages que nous avons remis, notre entretien à l'ambassade du Canada à Paris. Tout ceci a permis aux femmes canadiennes de confession ou de filiation musulmane, d'avoir les mêmes droits que toutes les autres femmes.
Ce sont bien tous les arbitrages religieux qui sont abolis, donc c'est une immense victoire contre ceux qui veulent enfermer les femmes dans des traditions théocratiques patriarcales.

 

Amicalement,
Michèle Vianès

Courageuse décision prise par le premier ministre de l'Ontario Dalton Mc Quinty

Pas d'arbitrage religieux

Il n'y aura plus de sharia law in Ontario

Il n'y aura plus d'arbitrage religieux en Ontario

La loi sera la même pour tous les Ontariens

Dalton Mc Quinty 11 septembre 2005

 

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand,

 On behalf of the Humanist Association of Ottawa, I would like to extend my, congratulations on your successful campaign to stop the introduction of Sharia "courts" into Ontario, and to roll back faith-based arbitration of  matters properly belonging under family law.  This is an important step in  maintaining personal freedoms and equality, and protecting our society from dogmatic individuals of all stripes who would erode those freedoms.  I would like to add my personal thanks for the efforts you and your organization  have exerted in this campaign over the last few years, and also to thank
those members of the HAO who have been involved in this effort.
 Sincerely,
Chris Roberts
 President
 Humanist Association of Ottawa

 

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To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:42 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Equality under the law

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand

 

Congratulations on your success in lobbying against using Sharia law in Ontario.

 

You did a noble thing for all Canadians and I am disturbed that this issue went as far as it did.

 

It took one thousand years of human rights struggle in the heritage of this country to achieve Equality under the Law to be enshrined in the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982.

 

"15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability."

 

Sincerely

 Terry Mulcahy

 

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Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2005 11:43 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

This is indeed wonderful news, it allows us to breathe a little easier, however, let us not disband yet.  First, we need to see the exact wording of how Attorney General Bryant will introduce the outlawing of any religious arbitration, and then we need to see what will be introduced.

Homa, thank you for your tiredless effort and commitment to this cause.  You have inspired thousands of people locally and internationally.    You have proven the old saying, "if there is a will there is a way."  You had the WILL and found the WAY.    I am so glad to have met you. 

Heidy  Schmidt  

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Homa,

 On behalf of all the members of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies (CCD), I wish to extend our sincere congratulations to you and the many Muslim women (and men) who worked to stop Sharia in Ontario and Canada.

Salim Mansur, CCD's Senior Fellow was glowing  in his praise for your efforts. He as well was an activist doing his part.
Again, many congratulations.

 Best regards,
Naresh Raghubeer
----------------------
Naresh Raghubeer
Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Democracies
PO Box 72602 - 345 Bloor St. East
Toronto
, ON Canada
M4W 3J0

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:51 PM

Congratulations Homa, Well done!!

Hilrie Reimer

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Hello,

I live in Elliot Lake but have been on vacation for a week, so did not know that McGinty shot down the idea of using Sharia or any other kind of religious law in Ontario. Now it has to be stopped right across the country.

Congratulations to all...wish I could be with you in person but will be there in spirit!

Katherine Croxson, Elliot Lake

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Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:40 PM

Congratulations. I have read that McGuinty has said no to Sharia Law. This
is wonderful news. I hope it is not proposed again, in the future.

Christiene White Harper

 

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Dear Ms. Homa Arjomand,

I want to thank and congratulate you for your struggle to persuade the Ontario government to disallow Sharia law based family tribunals in this province.   I have been following events for some time now, ever since I attended a meeting of the Humanist Association of Ottawa a couple of years ago where you were the guest speaker, both through the media and through the regular e-mails I have been receiving from you on this matter.  Many of your e-mails I have forwarded to my MPP (Richard Patten) as well as to Premier Dalton McGuinty himself, along with my personal comments supporting what you have been trying to do.  What mystifies me is why it took the Premier so long to come to a decision on this.  While his final decision is clearly one that reflects the values of the vast proportion of the people of Ontario (as demonstrated in several public opinion polls) , it was naturally a delicate and controversial one as well, but it was the only right decision if we are to maintain a clear separation between religion and the state.  I was appalled at the wrong-headed recommendation made by Marion Boyd in her report - and I said so many times to my MPP - when she recommended approval of these religious tribunals.  It would have been a grievous mistake and a dreadful precedent.

In any case, I am deeply relieved that the Premier has finally announced a decision solidly against religiously based tribunals (particularly based on Sharia law) and I hope that this will lead soon, to the complete abolition of the Arbitration Act of 1991.  Religion is a strictly personal matter that each person may or may not subscribe to, but it has no place in public policy, government or in the justice system of this country.

Sincerely,

Patrick Mates / Ottawa

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:12 PM

Congratulations!

Dr. Linda Gruson

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I think the idea of a celebration is great!

Homa, your hard work, never give up attitude has paid off. Congratulations to you!!!

Congratulations to all of us who have been with you throughout this past year and a half.

Most sincerely,

Linda Middaugh 

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Ms Homa,

 

Congratulations for  the results of such a long struggle to avoid Sharia law in Ontario. I am a transitional support worker for Oasis Centre des Femmes, a Francophone agency working to prevent Woman abuse, and at Oasis we have closely followed all your hard work in making such a big difference for women in Ontario and all over the world.

I support as well the work on Community education.

 See you there.

Dada.

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Dear Ms. Arjomand,

 

It was a huge relief to learn today of Premier McGuinty's decision not to allow the sharia-based arbitration board in Ontario. I am thrilled to see a political leader take a strong stand in favour of the equal rights of all the people of Ontario, regardless of their religion.

 

I had been following this story with increasing alarm over the past two years. To allow such faith-based arbitration in the province not only threatened the fundamental separation of 'church and state', it also potentially endangered the equality rights of Canadian Muslims, particularly women who may be vulnerable to 'unofficial' intimidation and coercion. Thank you so much for your hard work in raising awareness on this issue and organizing the campaign to stop faith-based arbitration in Ontario.  

Sincerely,

Lisa Duncan

Toronto

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Congratulations Homa and all the other comrades. A very nice victory. Please see the link. Outcry of the loosers!!!

 Thanks

Maryam Kousha

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:44 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa,

 Thanks for your great work. I am so delighted to see this victory. You have been a terrific leader on this issue. Thanks!!!!

Shelagh Day

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:42 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Congratulations on this incredibly good news.!!!!
Thank you for all the energy and time you have put into moving our country and world one step closer towards equality and fairness for all.
Sincerely
Vikki King MD

 

 

From: "Chaitanya Kalevar

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:31 AM

Congrats Homa.
Chaitanya Kalevar

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ba salaam bar Khanoom Arjomand-e Gerami;
I am proud of you and the other women who were activate on each one of the demonstration against Sharia in Ontario and congratulation for your victory.

I just left you a voice email to say my "tahniat" on the good news. Well done!
I am the editor of a women page in one of local newspaper. I would love to interview you over the phone for our newspaper.

I look forward to get connected to you,

Shahrzad Shaghaghi, MSc.
Clinical Counsellor

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To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:15 AM

Subject: congrats

Hi Homa

 I just wanted to congratulate you on this victory and thank you for all your hard work in this process.

Yours Truly

 Saba Sedghi

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Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:06 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

Dear Homa,
I met you last year at Cecile Street Community Centre with Roland Basha  (who was writing a story on you/this issue), and have since been  following your press releases and ongoing updates via email.  I was
extremely happy to hear the news yesterday, and want to commend you on your tireless efforts in this struggle. 
 Congratulations and thank you so much!
Best,

Kimberly Gibbons
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Homa,
Congratulations.
Best,
Christine Zaklama
Field Producer
Global Television Network

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Subject: [Bulk] RE: September 17 Celebration

 Congratulations for the hard work that has been done to get us to this announcement!!!!!
Homa's work in developing the international campaign cannot be underestimated.  Just this week I was in a community meeting with George Smitherman, the Minister of Heath, and the very first question raised in the Q & A was from a neighbour who had just returned from Europe and was  incensed at the damage to Ontario's international reputation because it was
unable to take a stand against religious arbitration. In a subsequent question, a call for the Government to act decisively on this issue got a huge round of applause from the meeting. George had clearly been affected by the equality and state responsibility issues that have been raised by Canadian women. CCMW's tireless efforts to build bridges between groups supporting women's equality, NAWL's work bringing together the working group and research  funding that resulted in Natasha's paper, the tremendous time and effort of all of the members of the Coalition to create consensus and keep that consensus before the eyes of sympathetic politicians and Saturday's Open Letter have clearly paid off. I agree with the comments of many so far this morning - we need to communicate our approval of this announcement and we need to stay vigilant to make sure the details of the reform match what has been promised especially as conservative forces mobilize in response to the Premier's
announcement...
 Cindy
 Cynthia Wilkey
Income Security Advocacy Centre

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:49 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Homa,

Congratulations.  You have done a splendid job.

Trenchard More

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To: homawpi

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:41 AM

Subject: congratulation

 Dear Homa,

 Congratulation for excellent work about sharia.

 I have read every things about your work in Ontario.

 I wish good luck for you.

 I have sure that you will win.

 My Best regards,

Efigenia Rocha.

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 یک پیروزی بزرگ برای انسان

 

هما ی و جلیل عزیز!

 دوسال تلاش بی وقفه و شبانه روزی شما بلاخره نتیجه داد. دولت کانادا در مقابل خواست به حق ما برای ممنوعیت دادگاههای شریعه عقب نشینی کرد. این موفقیت بزرگی است که در وهله اول ثمر تلاش و مبارزه خستگی ناپذیر شما برعلیه اسلام سیاسی است. مبارزه شما نشان داد که با متحد شدن صف آزادیخواهان و انسانهای مترقی میشود ارتجاعی اسلامی را به عقب نشاند. این پیروزی همگی ماست که مبارزه مان برای آزادی انسان و حقوق انسان یک مبارزه پیگیر و خستگی ناپذیر است.

از طرف فعالین کمپین بین الملی دفاع از حقوق زنان در ایران ،  به تو و جلیل بهروزی عزیز و دیگر فعالین کمپین علیه شریعه تبریک میگویم و دستتان را به گرمی میفشارم.

  رفقا ، خسته نباشید.

 

پروین کابلی

سخنگوی کمپین بین الملی دفاع از حقوق زنان در ایران

 

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ممنوعیت دادگاههای اسلامی در کانادا یک دستاور بزرگ برای آزادی زن

 

 امروز 12 سپتامبر 2005  وزیر استان انتاریو اعلام نمود که دادگاههای اسلامی در ممنوع اعلام خواهد شد. این یک پیروزی بزرگ برای هما ارجمند و جلیل بهروزی و جنبش ماست. این پیروزی ثمره زحمات و تلاش بی وقفه صدها انسان آزادیخواه و برابری طلبی است که با حمایت وسیع و بی قید وشرط خود از هما ارجمند و کمپین علیه دادگاههای شریعه دفاع نمودند. این یک پیروزی بزرگ است که باید جشن گرفته شود.

سازمان آزادی زن این پیروزی و موفقیت بزرگ را به همای عزیز و جلیل و همه فعالین این عرصه تبریک میگوید. این ناکامی و شکست  قدمی بزرگ در راه شکست جریانات مرتجع و ضد زن است و پیروزی بزرگی برای صف میلیونها آزادیخواهان در سراسر دنیا است.

 

                                        سازمان آزادی زن

 

                                            12 سپتامبر 2005 

 

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To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:23 AM

Subject: Busy Sunday night, Monday morning!!

 Congratulations.
You've been busy with updating your website! I was at the nosharialaw demonstration on Thursday last, and share with you  some excitement about the announcement by Premier McGuinty. It is a good decision he has made, and your team's leadership to raise public awareness about the dangers of Sharia have helped him make the correct decision.
 Even as you seek for secular laws for all, I pray you'll find peace and
blessing from Isa al Masih.
Sincerely,
Brian Johnson Toronto

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To: 'Homa Arjomand'

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:26 AM

Hi Homa:

So much credit goes to you on this.  We all worked together in our own ways and it worked.  We must now continue to work to make sure the legislation delivers the promise.

Enjoy today.  There are so few clear victories to celebrate!  Bonnie 

Bonnie Diamond

Executive Director

National Association of Women and the Law

 

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:16 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

Congratulations and now we can say that woman's right is human right.  I hope this will not be challenged again. 

Sonia Bitar, on behalf of the immigrant women in Alberta.  God bless you all.

 

 

پيام تبريك همبستگى – فدراسيون سراسرى پناهندگان ايراني

 به هما ارجمند و فعالين كمپين عليه شريعه

 

 

خبر عقب نشيني دولت كانادا در مقابل كمپين گسترده و بين المللي عليه قوانين شريعه ، يك اتفاق مهم براي همه فراريان از جهنم جمهوري اسلامي و از اسارت قوانين ضد انساني اسلامي بود·

 

ميخواستند زنان و دختراني كه از دست رفتار و سنتها و قوانين ارتجاعي اسلامي فرار كرده را در غرب باز به دست قوانين و سنت هاى ارتجاعى اسلامى اينبار با چتر حمايتى دول غربى به سپارند.

ميخواستند زنان و دختران فرارى از احكام اعدام و سنگسار و احكام به غايت ارتجاعي اسلامى را در غرب نيز به اين دادگهاهي ضد انسانى ارسال كنند.

ميخواستند سايه شوم قوانين ضدبشرى ترين رژيمها مانند جمهورى اسلامي را در قلب كشور به اصطلاح سكولار كانادا بر سر پناهندگان و مهاجرىن كله سياه حاكم كنند.

قبول دادگاههاي شريعه در استان انتاريوي كانادا يك اتفاق مهم بود كه اگر اعتراض نميشد و اگر كمپيني بر عليه آن سازمان نمي يافت، ميتوانست در اين استان، بويژه  زندگي زنان و كودكان بسياري را تحت تاثير قرار دهد و نه فقط اين بلكه ميتوانست زمينه ساز گسترش اين رفتار غير انساني و تشكيل دادگاههاي اسلامي در سراسر كانادا و بتدريج در كشورهاي ديگر شود·

كمپين گسترده عليه قوانين شريعه كه از سوي هما ارجمند شخصيت محبوب و سرشناس عليه اين قوانين به پيش برده شد، يك درس عبرت به دولتهاي ديگر غربي نيز داد·

اين يك پيروزي براي صف سكولاريسم و انسانيت بود و باعث خوشحالي هزاران و ميليونها زن و مرد فراري از دست قوانين اسلامي و سنتهاي ضد انساني اسلامي است·

همبستگي – فدراسيون سراسري پناهندگان ايراني كه مشغول سازمان دادن مبارزات فراريان از دست دولتهاي ديكتاتور و بويژه فراريان از دست حكومت اسلامي ايران است، اين پيروزي را بسيار مهم دانسته و از طرف همه پناهجويان و بويژه زنان و دختران فراري از ايران و كشورهاي اسلام زده ، اين پيروزي را به هما ارجمند به جليل بهروزي، به همه دست اندركاران اين كمپين و فعالين اين حركت عظيم تبريك ميگويد· 

 

همبستگي – فدراسيون سراسري پناهندگان ايراني

١٢ سپتامبر ٢٠٠۵

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:07 AM

Subject: my dear Homa

My dear HOma,
Congratulation and Hurrrrrrrra!!!!! It could be just you that changed this big decision. You that have a big heart with the real love for the people. It could be just your ideology for the best world for all the people. Sometimes I thought how could you? But you and your friends did it!!!!! I am proud of you.
Mahin Alipour

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To: 'Homa Arjomand'

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:04 AM

Subject: RE: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Dear Homa,

This is great news!  Congratulations on all the wonderful work you did to shine the spotlight on Sharia Law and link it to how it would impact women, regardless of religion.  Well done!

Susan Swackammer

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Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:02 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Norine Love

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To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:07 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Congratulations, Homa, you did amazing work. You unhinged the decisions and workings of the government! But more importantly, it is now recognized that there will be no Sharia law in Canada. Kudos to you and your supporters.

 

Steffi Conant

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Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:51 AM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Homa

You should be given the Victoria Cross for valour in the line of fire. You put yourself out in a way that I never could have. May he who gave you the strength and courage to carry this through make His face to shine upon you.

 Anu Bose, PhD
Executive Director & Project Mgr.
NOIVMWC

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:49 AM

 

Dear Ms. Arjomand,

 

I am an Iranian lawyer living in Montreal.  I have followed with great interest  and attention this debate regarding the introduction of Islamic tribunals in Ontario.  I know how involved you have been with this matter and I am have been very proud to see that an Iranian woman has been heading to opposition to this project.  I would like to praise your efforts and persistence and congradulate you on the outcome.

 

Thanks

Poupak Bahamin,
Heenan Blaikie srl

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:45 AM

Subject: Re: please join us to celebrate the courageous decision made by the Premiere Dalton McQuinty

You are absolutely right that Premiere Dalton MacQuinty made an extraordinary courageous decision.

 Congratulations again

Yolande Vendette

Québec

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:38 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Mrs. Arjomand : 

I am extremely happy that you (and all.) won your battle. You deserved that victory.

 CONGRATULATIONS,

 Sincerely,

 Yolande Vendette

Québec

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:37 AM

Subject: Re: please join us to celebrate the courageous decision made by the Premiere Dalton McQuinty

Homa, bless your heart and your determination. You did it.
Thanks.

 mahfoud belhadj

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:38 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Congratulations Homa. This is a victory for all women, not just Muslim women. It has been worth all the long struggle and heartache. Kumkum

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 9:07 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Congratulations Homa - your tireless efforts were certainly a deciding factor for this phenomenal result!  Women across the province (and much further afield) will truly have cause to celebrate.  Please enjoy the victory, and take some time for rest soon.   

Patti Bell
Executive Director
Sandgate, Women’s Shelter of Georgina Inc.

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 8:36 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

You made my day!  I am shaking with excitement.  Thank you Homa, very very proud of you. 

Shahin Dorafshar

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 8:29 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa,
Fantastic news!!
Best wishes from all at WLUML

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Hello Homa!
 
Congratulations!!!! Congratulations!!!!
Congratulations!!!!
No doubt it was your ceaseless efforts against, religious arbitration that have culminated in Premier, McGuinty's decision to not allow it. I contributed by signing petitions but that is just a tiny, tiny drop compared to the deluge of an effort that you had put in.Once more congratulations, Homa! It took a very passionate, very determined person with very strong
 convictions like you to mobilize the public against Sharia law implementation into Family Law arbitration.
 Kudos to you, Homa,
 Maria

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 8:00 AM

Subject: Congratulations

 

Congratulations, Homa, for this victory against darkness and for democracy. Please give me the address where to send your 6 books "Des tribunaux islamiques au Canada ?" just published by Les éditions Sisyphe.

Thanks again for your collaboration and best of everything,
Elaine Audet

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:48 AM

Subject: Great news!

 

Hello Elka, Homa!

 This is absolutely the greatest news I've heard in ages--McGuinty

is going to ban all faith-based arbitration!  Wow!  Fantastic!

Formidable!

 Congratulations all round!  You're a winner!

 We're all winners!

 Bill Broderick 

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 10:30 AM

Subject: Re: please join us to celebrate the courageous decision made by the Premiere Dalton McQuinty

 

Congratulations to YOU HOMA !!!!

You are an inspiration to everyone !!!!!

 

WELL DONE !  

 

Cecile

 

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يك پيروزي بزرگ، يك نمونه درخشان

از مبارزه عليه اسلام سياسي

 

كمپين عليه دادگاههاي شريعه در كانادا به موفقيت دست يافت· وزير استان انتاريو اعلام كرد كه دادگاههاي شريعه در اين استان ممنوع ميشود·

اين يك پيروزي درخشان در سطح بين المللي عليه پيشروي و دست اندازي اسلام سياسي به زندكي مردم حتي در كشورهاي اروپايي و غرب،  است·

اين پيروزي را به هما ارجمند فعال خستگي ناپذير بر عليه دادگاههاي شريعه ، به همه دست اندركاران اين كمپين و به جليل بهروزي كه شبانه روزي اين كمپين را به پيش بردند، صميمانه تبريك ميگوييم·

كمپين عليه دادگاههاي شريعه در كانادا نه فقط بدليل به سرانجام  رساندن خواست ممنوعيت دادگاههاي شريعه در استان انتاريو،  ، كمپيني موفق بود، بلكه از نظر جلب توجه افكار عمومي به اسلام سياسي و روشهاي خزنده پيشروي اين جريان سياه و ضد انساني در قلب كشورهاي غربي، در زمينه دفاع سرسختانه از سكولاريسم و در زمينه ايجاد اتحاد بين مردم مترقي و بشريتي كه  عليه اين قوانين ظالمانه است، كمپيني بود موفق و حاوي درسها و تجارب بسيار·

 

آخرين نمونه هاي كار بزرگ و جالب اين كمپين، كنفرانس عليه اسلام سياسي در تورنتو با شركت شخصيتهاي سرشناس جهاني عليه دخالت اسلام در زندكي زنان و مردم، و همچنين كمپين بين المللي هشت سپتامبر بود·

اين فعاليتها يكبار ديگر صلاحيت كادرها و فعالين حزب كمونيست كارگري ايران را براي رهبري و پيشبرد مبارزات مترقي و راديكال بر عليه اسلام سياسي و قوانين و سنتهاي ضد انساني و ضد زن نشان داد· فعاليتهايي كه همين امروز منشا اثر در زندگي انسانهاي زيادي  شده و رنج و درد و مشكلات آنها را كمتر ميكند·

يكبار ديگر اين پيروزي را به هما ارجمند و همه فعالين دست اندركار اين فعاليت گسترده،  تبريك ميگوييم·

 

مينا احدي 

١٢ سپتامبر ٢٠٠۵

minaahadi@aol.com

 

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 7:04 AM

Subject: Sharia Protest

 

Everyone who protested had their own individual way of expressing their opposition. In my case, I did not use reason, since that often does not work on politicians, I used the threat of the loss of their seats!  Last week I sent the following message to every member of the Ontario Cabinet. P.S. Thanks for all of your efforts.  Bill

 

 

 

To: 'Homa Arjomand'

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:00 AM

Subject: RE: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Congratulations Homa !

David Ouellette

 

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:56 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Dear Homa and team,

 

Congratultions on the success of your efforts. 

 

You brought us all together and achieved an important victory. 

 

Thank you on behalf of women everywhere!

 

in the strength and solidarity of sisterhood,

 

Kim Pate
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)
#701, 151 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5H3

 

 

 

 

Subject: The Sharia Law question.

Hello Homa,

 

        Congratulations!!!  I just heard the news about the Ontario

governments decision. What a relief!  I wish much happiness for you.

 

   I spoke with you when you visited the Universty of Victoria. You

will probably be interested to know that Abbas Mohammadi and his wife

joined the Victoria Secular Humanist Association today.

 

Again, my congratulations to you for a successful conclusion to your

admirable efforts.

 

Please take care,

Ron Tomlinson

Director, The Victoria Humanist Association

Director, The Humanist Association of Canada

 

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:18 AM

Subject: congratulations

 

Hello Homa,

    I am Alda Facio from Costa Rica and wanted to congratulate you and your coleagues for a wonderful campaign!  Your success is an important step in the struggle for women´s human rights around the world and we in Costa Rica join you in your celebration.

Alda Facio

 

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:15 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Dear Homa,

 

Congratulations on Mr. McGunity's decision to eliminate all forms of faith-based arbitration in Ontario! Your hard work and dedication to this cause played no small part in the outcome and serves as an inspiration to women everywhere.

 

Please let me know if there is anything the OWLC can assist you with in enhancing legislation in Ontario to ensure there are significant penalties for anyone who chooses to ignore the new law once it has been introduced.

 

Once again, thank you for all your efforts on behalf of all women in Ontario.

 

Kind regards,

Michelle Simson,
President, OWLC

 

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:32 AM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

What a release ! Thank you too for the job you made.

Nicole Ernest from France

 

 

To: homa arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:05 AM

Subject: Congratulations

Wonderful news Homa.

You more than anyone did this. I never thought they'd have the guts to say no to the small orthodeox Jewish community. But common sense ultimately ruled.

Hope to see you Sept. 17.

Well done!!

Sheila Wood

 

From: "Arash MS"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:48 AM

Subject: Shaadbaash

Congratulations Homa! You fought courageously. There couldn't have a
better outcome than this.

Regards

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 4:40 AM

Subject: Re: Press relese September 11, 2005

 

Dear Campaigners,
I am truly happy for this achievement
Please keep me informed on your future campaign to eradicate religion (all religions) from our legal systems
all the best
a roman catholic
Marco Frignati

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:07 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Congratulations and thanks to you, Homa, for your dedication and leadership in the struggle.
In solidarity,
Barry Weisleder

 

From: "deborah scroggins"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:43 AM

Subject: RE: please join us to celebrate the courageous decision made by the Premiere Dalton McQuinty

Way to go, Homa! Congratulations!

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 3:00 AM

Subject: Re: please join us to celebrate the courageous decision made bythe Premiere Dalton McQuinty

Congratulations Homa,  You and the campaign have saved the day.

Karen Kilbride
Surrey, B.C.


Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 2:08 AM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: [Bulk] RE: [Bulk] when and where is the Vancouver demonstration?

 

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR DILIGENT WORK AND CARE FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE.

 

Warmest regards,

 

G. Lass

 

To: Homa Arjmnad

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:49 AM

Subject: Thank you very much for saying No to Sharia Law!

 

Dear Homa,

 

On behalf of myself and all my friends in Ottawa I would love to say thank you very very much for all you have done to stop sharia law in Canada. For sure, we are very proud of you as an Iranian women!

 

Hounastly, after receiving the wonderful news about cancellation on Sharia law in Ontario the first one I thought about was you, so:

Congratulation congratulatinn and then again congratulation

 

Love & Peace,

Lila Ghobady

Ottawa

 

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:16 AM

Subject: Re: Emailing: story Congratulation!!

 

Hello everyone,

This is truly fantastic news.  Celebrations are in order.
Let's all hope that the law is indeed changed swiftly.  Until it does, this statement may only have  broadened the debate in the media.  This is a huge victory but perhaps it's a bit too early to pop the champagne corks.   ...well, perhaps too early to pop the ALL the corks ;] .
Hats off to Homa, Amir, Polina and everyone who has fought for this.
My very best to everyone,
Shain Widdifield 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 1:07 AM

Subject: Re: Fw: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought (noxast vazer ontario dadgahay mazhaby ra mamnoo elam kard)

 

Congratulations dear Homa. Congratulation to Gelil and all our comrades. The battle goes on until we eradicate this babaric movement once and for all.

 Comradly,

 Issam Shukri

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:53 AM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Yes !!!!
I am SO happy.
Thank you for fighting so hard.
Sincerely,
Diane Williams

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:35 AM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: Fw:[Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Hi dear Homa!

Congratulation to you Homa. Thank you for all the hard work that you, your partner, your family and your team did. Once again it was proved that people have the power to chang thing and make them right. We must remain strong on our position in deffence of  human rights. As it has always been said: " The peple's united willnever be deffited".

In solidarity,

Abbas Mohammadi,

Victoria, BC.

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:29 PM

Subject: Congratulations!

 

I would like to extend my congratulations on your effort and success in this achievement today! It remains an important day in history now for multiple reasons!

 

I first heard about Shariah during the reign of the Taliban. Then i read about it when Sally Armstrong wrote about her visit to Afghanistan. Having worked in the middle east, I could not believe my ears when I heard that some men in the muslim community in Toronto (led by a retired lawyer i think, maybe 2-3 years ago) were lobbying the government to allow this method of discipline within their community. Being a Christian and just recently having returned from working a year in the middle east, I could not believe it when i heard Marion Boyd's recommendations to the government. I honestly do not believe that the muslim men in the community would abide by the stipulations she recommended. I spoke with women in the middle east and they literally indicated to me their lives were that of "handcuffed" women, in general.

 

I am proud to be a Canadian and that our country makes a superb effort at supporting human rights, particularly womens rights. This is especially important when women in so many parts of the world are treated so poorly and I have seen some examples of this. Had Ontario allowed religious rights to supercede women's legal rights would have disappointed me immensely. 

 

I will continue to follow this cause and I hope we see the status quo remain in Canada for the sake of women. I hope to see improvement for women around the world.

 

Best Regards,

 

Karen

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:07 AM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

ABSOLUTE SUCCESS !! ....... thanks to your efforts.......M.N. Levant

 

From: "Gordon Clark"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:06 PM

Subject: congratulations

I was so relieved to read today the the premier has agreed to ban
sharia law. I was among the people across Canada to write him about our
 concerns.I just read of your central work on the issue and wanted to say, Well
 Done!
 Congratulations
Gordon Clark
Vancouver, B.C.

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:12 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: [Bulk] congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Thanks for your hard work on this.

Gartane Dagenais

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 12:08 AM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Homa, Congratulations! And thank you on behalf of all the women who are going to benefit by this decision that you have so courageously led the battle for so long.

 Warmest wishes,

Sriya Wicks

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:36 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Greetings to Homa Arjomand,

 

Thank you for the news of your success in Ontario (and the good news for all Muslim women in Canada).

 I am a State trial judge (having general jurisdiction) in Kansas, USA. I know the value of the rule of law, and the protection of individual rights. Your battle against Sharia law has captured my attention because I know a little about your personal history, and the evils in your native country from which you escaped. I agree that Sharia courts would have imposed a great abuse on Muslim women who are unwilling or unable to escape their tormentors, and preventing Sharia courts is a great deliverance for them.

It seems most westerners have held a belief that Muslim cultural extremism is a problem for the Middle East. You have made us aware that it is a problem wherever and whenever it is allowed to prevail. Please continue your courageous efforts.

 

Your friend in Kansas,

Van Z. Hampton    

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:21 PM

Subject: Re: OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO PREMIER DALTON McGUINTY

homa, you are my hero!

Heather Walker

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 11:06 PM

Subject: News

 

Dear Homa,
I heard on the CBC news at 9.00 this evening that the Premier has announced that there will be no sharia tribunals in Ontario and also that there will be no religious tribunals of any sort allowed in the future.  That is great news and you must be very pleased.
Congratulations!  It's your hard work over the last year and more which has brought about this result.
That was a really good rally on Thursday - very interesting speakers.  I'm sorry it wasn't better attended however.
I wonder if it had any effect on McGuinty's decision - or if that wonderful letter from all these high profile women did it.  For whatever reason he made the decision, you and your colleagues deserve the credit and our thanks for bringing the whole issue to our attention and making us aware of what was going on.  
Ann Campbell  

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:45 PM

Subject: Salute

Homa

My salute to all of you. Significantly successful for now But still long way to go. Keep your confidence high.

Don't give up. The fight is not over.

 Hasan Mamun

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:14 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa:  Excellent. Well done!
Brenda Hogg
Regional and Local Councillor
Richmond Hill, Ontario

 

From: "Michelle Maron"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:12 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

To Homa and all those who worked so hard to coordinate this campaign
Heartfelt happiness at this wonderful news. There is most certainly
strength in unity and this decision is encouragement to all of us who
are working towards peace and justice. In peace, salaam, shalom, la paz
Michelle Maron

 

From: "Shahrzad Mojab"

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:05 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa, congratulations to all, what an amazing victory. Thanks also to
you for all your hard work.
Shahrzad
Dr. Shahrzad Mojab
Associate Professor and Director Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
OISE/University of Toronto

 

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:03 PM

Subject: Sharia Law

 

Dear Homa:

 

Stay the course in this endeavour until the matter is dealt with according to all Canadian women's wishes against Sharia law.  Thank you for what you are doing.  They (those who advocate for Sharia law) must not win this in our country.

Look forward to hearing you in Hamilton October 4th at Zonta.

 Sincerely,

Shirley Bailey

Hamilton, Ontario

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:42 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Congratulations, Homa! Without your leadership, this may not have happened. Now let's fight this barbaric system wherever it surfaces!

Ron Hart

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:32 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Réf. : congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

good work religion has nothing to do in the canadian law, keep up the good work

gerald menard 

 

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:24 PM

Subject: RE: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Chantal et Marianna Pelosse.
hello!
I heard that great new and I was ready to write to you but I wanted first to
be sure .It's beautiful for all the womans ...a great fight !!! bravo . Love chantal pelosse

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:14 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Fw: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Hi all

Women can make a change!!

I am really thrilled by this news.

Thanks to all feminists involved in the campaign "No to Sharee'a Law in Canada", which was initiated by Canadian activist Homa Arjomand.

Best wishes

Awatef Rasheed

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:13 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

And congratulations to you!  Were it not for your courage in tackling this issue, and your determination it is doubtful we would be celebrating this momentous outcome!  Thank you for all you have done.  I am sure it has not been easy for you, and no doubt the battle, while won for now, is not over yet.  We must continue to be vigilant to guard the rights of women everywhere.  Thanks again.  Wonderful news!  Lydia Macdonald, Port Hope, Ont.

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:08 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Most sincere congratulations to you for all your hard work and leadership.

Laurel Anderson

 

To: homawpi@rogers.com

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:05 PM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

YES!!!! Congratulations to YOU. I have heard you on the radio and always follow your actions. I admire your dedication to this cause. Not many would dedicate themselves in such a way. It was worthwhile and a victory for women.

Robyn Cobean

 

  

Congratulation to my dear comrades Hama Arjomad and Jalil Behrozi for this victory after over 2 years hard works on this Campaign. You DID IT.

We should celebrate this victory . Thank you to both of you.

 

Mitra Daneshi

Sept 11, 2005

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:41 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

HURRAH  HURRAH    Lois Wilson

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:33 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

thanks for all your hard work homa joon
 Samira Mohyeddin

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:17 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Wow!!

Homa, congratulations!!

 

I've been thinking ever since yesterday afternoon, when you sent the AG's press release, that I was looking forward to saying that.

Hurrah!!

Ophelia Benson 

 

 

 

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:14 PM

Subject: [Bulk] RE: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa,

Hats off to you. You never once wavered in your efforts. I salute you for building a coalition that worked.

May I say, God Bless You :-) She is on our side!

Tarek Fatah

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 8:01 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: Fw: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Dear Homa and Jalil,

 I would like to congratulate you for the battle against religious arbitration in last few years. Without your effort this victory was unachievable! Well done!

Kind regards

Siamak Amjadi  

 

 

To: "Homa Arjomand" <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:46 PM

Subject: Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

Dear Homa
Thank you for your leadership in this important women's rights issue!
Mary Ransom

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:46 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Hi Homa,  We need to celebrate and toast you for never losing heart and for working so hard for the women of this province and Canada.  Now the world.  Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou......Bev Lefrancois

 

 

 To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:18 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you

 

Hallelujah! Thank you for so courageously leading us, Homa. Even though we have never met, I feel as if I know you. Blessings on you. And let's be vigilant: This is bound to crop up again elsewhere. Thank you,

Carol Sutton.

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:16 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

and thank you to you for all your hard work

Margaret& David Stuart

 

 

To: Homa Arjomand

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 7:10 PM

Subject: [Bulk] Re: congratulation to you all for a battle well fought

 

Thank you my dear, We are all thrilled

Now what can we do with Mr. Haroon Siddiqui who writes for the Star.

 Please keep me on your list if you ever need any help with women's rights.

 Phyllis Galbraith                     

 

 

From: "soran ghareb"

To: <homawpi@rogers.com>

Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 9:59 AM

Subject: support

Hi dear HOma.....
 I do appreciate about the result of the International Campaign Against Sharia Law.  I hope all together look
for ward to save women rights and let Canada's government understand the real value of human being and women rights.. congratulation and I wish you the
 best..
 Soran