19 February 2016

Human rights activist: ‘Sharia Bill is vital legislation’

.... Speaking about her Bill, Baroness Cox said it “seeks to tackle gender discrimination in arbitration proceedings, informal mediations or pseudo-courts.

“It ensures that Muslim women have genuine access to knowledge concerning their rights.”

Rogers compared the proposals to William Wilberforce’s historic campaign for the abolition of the slave trade saying it “seeks to end the slavery of thousands of women in Britain today”.

He also noted that the Bill has already received “widespread support from a diverse range of people and organisations”.

This includes the Muslim Women’s Advisory Council, the National Secular Society and Passion for Freedom, as well as cross-party support from Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat Peers and MPs. [The Christian Institute] Read more