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March 7 was One Law for All's "first warning to the British government and the political Islamic movement".
Women had been fighting fundamentalism on the streets of London for years before The Satanic Verses, writes a member of Southall Black Sisters, Rahila Gupta, on Comment is Free.
"We have just avoided discussing or dealing with this matter head on. There has to be a culture change."
A woman who fled Iran after her girlfriend was arrested and sentenced to death in Tehran has won her battle to be granted asylum in Britain.
A young woman has been saved from a forced marriage after police used new legal powers to prevent her father from taking her to Pakistan.
A British law went into effect Tuesday that allows courts to prevent someone from being forced into marriage — a move that comes as governments across Europe confront immigrant practices that sometimes clash with more liberal values.
"Born in 1952 to a Methodist father and a mother of Muslim heritage in Maryland, Ms Wadud, who has written books on the Koran and memorised most of it, first delivered a Friday sermon in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 1994."
"Hundreds of children fearing for their lives have called a new national helpline set up to assist victims of forced marriages since its launch four months ago, The Independent has learnt."
A devout Shia Muslim has been given a suspended prison sentence for forcing two boys to beat themselves during a religious ceremony.
The Muslim Institute, Britain’s foremost Muslim think-tank, is to launch a new standard marriage contract (nikah) for British Muslims wishing to marry under Muslim law. To download the marriage contract please see attachment.
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