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Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...

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Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
Sources welcomes Omar Ha-Redeye
2009-01-30
Omar Ha-Redeye
Sources welcomes a new member: Omar Ha-Redeye. Omar Ha-Redeye is frequently interviewed by the media on subjects relating to health, security, law, politics, social media, disasters, minority rights a...

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Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Fundamentalists target Twitter and Facebook in unprecedented move
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the ruling by an Islamic court ordering a Nigerian human rights group, the Civil Rights Congress, to close its blog and stop hosting debates on Twitter and Facebook ...
My Stealthy Freedom: The Hijab in Iran and in the West
Mali, Malhar
Article
2017
Aero Magazine
An interview with Masih Alinejad, an outspoken critic of the forced hijab policy in Iran, about how the Islamic Revolution affected women, compulsory hijab laws, and her activism.
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Article
2008
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
Article
2016
Open Democracy
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...
The Perils of Faith-Based Multiculturalism
The Case of Shari'a in Canada
Rahnema, Saeed
Article
2006
Canadian Dimension
Conservative religious leaders have become more vocal and demanding, and governments are giving in to their demands without much regard for the serious consequences for democracy and citizens’ rights.
The St. Petersburg Declaration
Article
2007
We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free...
Sharia 'Courts': Why Regulation is Not the Answer
Patel, Pragna
Article
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?
Patel, Pragna
Article
2016
Open Democracy
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
Article
2010
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
Patel, Pragna
Article
2014
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...
UK: Walking a tightrope: Between the pro-Islamist Left and the far-Right
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2013
Europe solidaire sans frontieres
Opposing Sharia and Islamism in the west is like walking on a tight rope most of the time -- thwarting attacks from the Left, refuting cultural relativism, preventing alliances with the far-Right, exp...
What isn't wrong with Sharia law?
Namazie, Maryam
Article
2010
Guardian
To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.


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