11 July is the International Day against Stoning – a day we would do well to mark especially given that Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani faces imminent death in Iran by stoning for adultery.
Appealing on her behalf, her two children have said: Today we reach out to the people of the world. It is now five years that we have lived in fear and in horror, deprived of motherly love. Is the world so cruel that it can watch this catastrophe and do nothing?
Dont stand by and watch. Lets end this once and for all.
To show your condemnation against stoning and support for Sakine, during the week of 5-11 July, take stones to your city centres, universities, media outlets, workplaces… and put them in a public place, with a message in support of Sakine and against stoning and executions (http://iransolidarity.blogspot.com/2010/07/on-11-july-place-stones-in-public.html). Send letters of protest and sign a petition opposing stoning: http://iransolidarity.blogspot.com/2010/06/please-help-our-mother-return-home-stop.html.
With daily reports of such brutality, some will still not stop asserting that Sharia law is misunderstood and wrongly associated with medieval punishments - yet this is what Sharias penal code demands. The image of Sharia law is draconian because the reality is such.
But what of its civil code – that which is being widely implemented in Britain? A new report Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights reveals the shocking effects of Sharia law on women and children in particular. To read Spokesperson Maryam Namazies piece on the new report in the Guardians law website, click here: www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/jul/05/sharia-law-religious-courts. You can also read the report here: www.onelawforall.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/New-Report-Sharia-Law-in-Britain.pdf.
One Law for All will be sending the report to MPs, the Archbishop of Canterbury and others but needs your support to do this, particularly since media coverage on the report has been appalling. If you can, please purchase a copy or more of the new report so we can send it on to the Government and others free of charge. To purchase the report at £5. 00 plus £2. 00 Shipping and Handling each or to donate to the work of One Law for All, you may either send a cheque to our address below or pay via Paypal by visiting: www.onelawforall.org.uk/donate/.
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