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Historically, the major juristic schools of Islam traditionally accepted the institution of slavery. The Islamic prophet Muhammad and many of his companions bought, sold, freed, and captured slaves.
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
One woman's brush with Sharia courts in the UK: "It ruined my life forever"
Namazie, Maryam; Gupta, Rahila
The UK government is conducting an inquiry into the operation of Sharia courts which is being boycotted by a number of women's organisations because its remit is too narrow, and the panel of judges is...
Sharia 'Courts': Why Regulation is Not the Answer
Southhall Black Sisters
'Sharia' and other religious systems of arbitration are back in the news once again. There appears to be growing recognition of the profoundly discriminatory nature of religious arbitration systems wh...
The Sharia debate in the UK: who will listen to our voices?
Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence...
Sharia Law in Britain -- A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights
One Law for All says that Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are in violation of UK law, public policy and human rights.
'Shariafication by stealth' in the UK
Access to justice is being denied in the UK in the shadow of neoliberalism and religious fundamentalism. Minority women are being denied the right to participate in the wider political community as ci...
What isn't wrong with Sharia law?
To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.
Censorship in Islamic Societies
A study of censorship in Islamic societies, concentrating on key events throughout history. The text includes analysis of: censorship in Algeria the "fatwa" against Salman Rushdie Taliban repression i...
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