Sharia Law

The Movement To Ban Religious Law is Racist and Bigoted

Faisal Kutty | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

The movement to ban foreign and/or religious law, according to the New York Times, is the brainchild of an Islamophobic lawyer, David Yerushalmi, who has been described by the Anti-Defamation League as having a record of "anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-black bigotry.

Obama and Kerry Are Going Too Far To Prove We Are Tolerant and Inclusive

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

This ethic came under attack in the 20th century when Frans Boaz and Bertrand Russell introduced moral and cultural relativism. Boaz wrote there were no inferior or superior cultures, that all were equal and couldn't be ordered in an evolutionary scale. Russell believed the survival of democracy required tolerance and understanding of others.

Perhaps I Was Too Harsh on Québec

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I have written about Quebec before. Let's just say that I won't be beatified any time soon. But I think the Québecois deserve a badge of courage for...

Reversal of Fortune in Egypt: How the Muslim Brotherhood Fumbled

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 09.05.2013 | Canada
Firas Al-Atraqchi

There has been a lot of debate about the nature of Egypt's changing political landscape in the past few days -- did a coup remove President Mohamed Morsi or was the military acting on behalf of a massive popular uprising? But one thing almost everyone agrees on is how quickly the 85-year-old Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi lost favour with the people.

Iranian Woman Could Be Deported From Canada, Stoned To Death

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.20.2012 | Canada Living

Fatemeh Derakhshandeh Tosarvanda is in danger of being sent back to Iran from Canada, where she could be stoned to death for an adultery charge, the T...

Are Those Daisy Dukes Rape Bait?

Peter Worthington | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The main message in so-called "Muslim cleric" and street preacher al-Haashim Kamena Atangana's tirade against provocatively-dressed women is what it says about some Muslim men. Apparently, men are such lustful creatures that they can't control themselves if they spot a short skirt. He would favor a law requiring women to wear long robes that cover all parts of skin.

"Pull Her By the Ear, Beat Her By Hand or Stick"

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.27.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The 160-page book, A Gift for Muslim Couple, is rumoured to be sold out in an Islamic book store in Canada and seems more Monty Python than something that borrows from the Quran or sayings of Muhammad. In fact, it is based on dictums of Sharia law which is no laughing matter.

Intolerance and the Religious Right

Farzana Hassan | Posted 03.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Farzana Hassan

The most retrogressive segments of Muslim society often angrily conclude that reformist Muslims only speak from a position of ignorance when questioning orthodox religious practice. Progressive Muslims are ignorant, self-serving, heretical, and hypocritical according to these conservatives, who consistently accuse revisionists of being fifth columnists with nefarious ulterior motives.

Islamic World Must Unite to Condemn Attacks on Christians

Farzana Hassan | Posted 02.24.2012 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

While the Vatican and Western leaders have condemned the attacks on Christians as heinous and cowardly, an unequivocal denunciation must also come from the Islamic world against Nigeria's Boko Haram and other radical Islamic groups terrorizing Christian communities in their midst.

Canada's Libyan Misadventure

David B. Harris | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics
David B. Harris

Canada charged into a military mission with no guarantee about which of our enemies might ultimately run Libya as a base targeting Canadians. Muslim Brotherhood? Al-Qaeda? Iran? Sudan? Some combination? And to reinforce the risks, we supported international funding of Libya's new jumble of leadership, a leadership that is proving sympathetic to Sharia impositions.

Sharia Comes to Libya (Thank You America)

Tarek Fatah | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

With the installation of Islamists in Libya, the election of so called "moderate" Islamists (whatever that means) and the upcoming Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt, Osama bin Laden must be smiling in his watery grave at the bottom of the Arabian Sea.

Libya's Sharia Law: A Different Kind of Tyranny

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

True democracy and Sharia law are irreconcilable. Women are officially inferior. Apostasy -- the changing of religions, or abandoning Islam for Christianity -- is a crime. And running a country with a banking system that allows no interest payments poses problems on the international stage.

HuffPost Exclusive: Sharia Banking Goes Bankrupt

Tarek Fatah | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Business
Tarek Fatah

The leading promoter of Sharia banking in Canada, UM Financial Inc. has gone into receivership. The consequences of this bankruptcy may effect thousands of Muslim homeowners. The troubles at UM Financial did not come overnight

Dalai Lama to Extremists: "Your Enemy is Your Best Teacher"

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.08.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

It was probably no surprise to the Dalai Lama that his participation at the Second Global Conference on World's Religions, organized by Montreal's McGill University, caused unease among some. By following a path of gentle, persistent, non-violent resistance the Dalai Lama drives Beijing nuts.