Perhaps in response to last weeks pro-sharia demonstrations in London, which took place after canceling a Saint George parade on the grounds that it was “racist “. “Hundreds expected at anti-sharia demo in London,” by Ruth Gledhill for Times Online, March 6:
One Law for All, the group that campaigns against the adoption of Islamic law or sharia in the UK, is planning a mass demonstration in the centre of London tomorrow, Saturday. ‘We know we have a huge fight ahead and can only win if we do this together. We must mobilise a mass anti-racist movement that defends people’s rights and lives and gives them precedence over culture and religion,’ says organiser Maryam Namazie. The protest is timed to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Maryam says: ‘This is your chance to voice your opposition to sharia law and all religious-based tribunals in Britain and elsewhere, demand one secular law and full citizenship rights, demand an end to cultural relativism and racism, and defend universal rights.'[…]
‘Iranian Muslim by birth, Namazie, 41, is friendly and softly spoken. But she does not mince her words. It takes nerve to start an organisation for people who have rejected Islam. In Islamic law, apostasy is punishable by death. Namazie receives periodic threats, usually on her mobile phone: “One said, ‘You are going to be decapitated‘…I went to the police.
They were very attentive at first because they thought it might be linked to the attempted bombings in Glasgow . But when they realised it wasn’t, they never bothered contacting me again.” Doesn’t she worry about her safety? “Yes, I do, frequently. I worry about whether I will live, especially now I am a mother. If I see someone looking at me strangely, I wonder…