[Imc-beirut] International Womens Day on 8 March, Say No to Islamic law and US Occupation in Iraq
mo at aktivix.org
Sun Feb 26 23:27:32 PST 2006
Call from the Organization of Womens Freedom in Iraq- abroad representative
To make International Womens Day on 8 March a day of saying No to Islamic
Sharia law in Iraq
To all womens, progressive, secularist and labour movement organizations
Iraqi women are facing a historic threat. The US/UK occupation has strengthened
political Islamist groups, who now constitute a majority in the US-installed
parliament and have a dominant position in the new constitution based on ethnic
division and the principles of Islamic Sharia law.
Iraqs personal status law will now be abolished and all marital and family
matters will be conducted on the basis of Sharia and other forms of
religious-tribal law. This means the enslavement of Iraqi women under a system
of laws developed hundreds of years ago in the dark ages. Iraqi women will not
accept their subjugation. We will stand firm against both the occupation and
political Islam in Iraq.
To do this we need your solidarity - please support us in our struggle.
Please sign the following statement and send it back to us:
"The war and the occupation of Iraq by the US and UK have opened the way for
reactionary forces in Iraqi society to impose a constitution based on Islamic
Sharia and other forms of religious-tribal law. We the undersigned
organizations and individuals condemn the introduction of religious law. We
demand freedom and equality for Iraqi women and support their Struggle for a
democratic, secular and egalitarian constitution."
For further information please contact Houzan Mahmoud:
houzan73 at yahoo.co.uk
Tel: +44 79 56 88 3001
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