Anti-dhimmitude in Canada. It is gratifying to see feminist groups and human rights activists finally waking up to the threat of Sharia. From CBC News, with thanks to Scaramouche:
Almost 100 organizations around the globe will protest Thursday against a proposal that would allow Islamic law to be used in family arbitration and mediation cases in Ontario.
Canadian and European feminist groups, dissidents from some Islamic states such as Iran, human-rights activists, writers and journalists will march Thursday in six European cities, and at least five Canadian ones. Protests will take place in Ottawa, Toronto, Waterloo, Ont., Montreal and Victoria, and in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Gutenberg, Stockholm, London and Paris.
Speakers at the Canadian events will include journalists June Callwood, Irshad Manji and Sally Armstrong.
Sohaila Sharifi, an Iranian emigrant who is organizing the London protest, said the protests are part of a global battle between secular societies and “political Islam.”
“If [hardline Muslims] win this fight in Canada, there is always the possibility that they would see it as a victory that could bring them one step forward,” Sharifi said in an e-mail exchange with the Canadian Press.
“They would use the same argument to establish the same religious system here in Europe and elsewhere.”