- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 29, 2011
- 1 Comments
- one law for all, Sharia
10 December 2011 will be One Law for All’s third anniversary. We were established in 2008 to oppose Sharia and religious law courts and demand one secular law for all.
Several years back, a campaign similar to ours (and one that I was involved with) managed to push back religious courts in Canada’s Ontario province. The same can and must be done here.
Whilst Sharia courts and religion’s role in society is more entrenched here in Britain, the battle is one that must continue to be fought until we are able to get rid of Sharia and religious courts and uphold one secular law for all.
As you can imagine all of this takes time and hard work. Just this past month, we organised the third edition of the Passion for Freedom art competition, co-initiated a manifesto in support of a free and secular Middle East and North Africa, held a seminar on the Children Act and Sharia law courts, and joined a campaign calling for a ban of sex-discrimination and gender apartheid at the Olympics.
In the comings weeks, we will be debating the Left’s support of Islamism, and whether Sharia law negates human rights. On 13 December, we will also be briefing Peers in the House of Lords on the adverse effects of Sharia law in support of the Cox Equality Bill.
We are grateful to the many committed volunteers who have made it all possible and to the over 18,000 groups and individuals who have supported us. We are especially grateful to those of you who have donated to our cause. Thank you!
To celebrate our third anniversary, we ask that supporters send us an end-year donation so that we may continue our campaign with full force over the upcoming year. Please give generously.
To donate to the crucial work of One Law for All, please either send a cheque made payable to One Law for All to BM Box 2387, London WC1N 3XX, UK or pay via Paypal.
We need regular support that we can rely on and are asking for supporters to commit to giving at least £5-10 a month via direct debit. You can find out more about how to join the 100 Club here.
If you shop online, please do so via the Easy Fundraising’s website. It won’t cost you anything extra but can help raise much needed funds for One Law for All.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
One Law for All