No To Islamic Law Shari‘a In Iraq

No to Islamic law ( Shari‘a) in Iraq
No to an Islamic regime in Iraq
Yes to a secular state in Iraq
Yes to an egalitarian law in Iraq

Statement of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq on the Governing Council’s adoption of Islamic Shari’a

In a step aimed at eliminating all progressive gains achieved by the Iraqi women through years of tireless struggle, and against the aspirations of women and the progressive and egalitarian masses in Iraq, the Governing Council has announced the abolition of Iraqi family Law in place of Islamic Shari’a. Saddam’s regime had already repealed many articles of the Iraqi family law in order to implement articles of centuries-old Islamic Shari’a including those condoning honour killing. They beheaded sex workers and launched the so-called faith campaign to impose compulsory veil on women.

However, today’s announcement by the US puppet Governing Council goes well beyond Saddam’s compromises with the Islamists. Their closed door decision replaces the Civil Personal Status Laws, which date back to 1958, with religious law and Islamic Shari’a; a move which will wipe out all women’s rights gained in decades of relentless struggle.

The Iraqi society will not stand for the implementation of laws which became invalid a half century ago. The Iraqi society is a secular society. Iraqi women and men never imagined overthrowing Baathist fascism only to replace it with an Islamic dictatorship. The Governing Council, soon after its inception, changed International Women’s Day from 8 March to another Islamic date in order to pave the way for imposing Islamic laws on Iraqi society. They plan to recreate the miseries of women in Afghanistan, Iran, and the Sudan who are striving to emancipate themselves from the hell of Political Islam as soon as possible.

The Governing Council, installed by the USA, absolutely does not represent the Iraqi masses. Rather, it stands firmly against them in their aspirations for equality and liberation. This body has no legitimacy to create laws and impose them on the Iraqi masses.

The Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, from its inception, has stood against these imposed governing bodies. OWFI called in its founding statement for the establishment of a secular and non nationalist state, which achieves gender equality. We demand a secular constitution that treats all Iraqis on bases of equal citizenship. OWFI strongly condemns these laws which will be catastrophic for women and goes against the will of the Iraqi masses.

Secular government in Iraq that adopts a secular institution, separation of religion from state, education and all governmental institutions, full gender equality are urgent demands not subject for compromise.

Our protests in Baghdad and all over the world will deny the Islamic groups any chance to impose their medieval laws on the masses of Iraq.

We call on all defenders of gender equality and women’s freedom to add their voices to the voices of women in Iraq. The swards of Islam and Islamic Shari’a are in sight threatening the lives and the rights of women in Iraq.

For full gender equality
For a secular state in Iraq

Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq
January 14, 2004

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11 comments for “No To Islamic Law Shari‘a In Iraq

  1. Monsieur Michel
    December 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    just animals

  2. koolhandluke59
    December 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Ya, we really need to let this shit into our country…damn, these people
    are living back in the cave man days….keep them out of my country…

  3. Broccoli Guy
    December 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    you can kiss my ass islam rules!

  4. jamil ribeiro (jaribeiro)
    December 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    These people have cave men mentality

  5. Flip Flop
    December 15, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    This is why all those supposed women and children refuges are all men
    countries are stupid to let them in they know it’s not women and children

  6. marcel kemen
    December 16, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Fck Bastard Islam dogs…..

  7. James Braithwaite
    December 16, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Sharia is intrusive, barbaric and unjust. It has no place in civilised

  8. assian damian
    December 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Allah is the devil…Quran says that..but the ppl are idiots and dont
    undersrand it..

  9. snakezardog
    December 17, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Christians rally together against islam.

  10. Svetla Nikolova
    December 17, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Read the quran know the enemy and speak out always! Use your freedom of
    speech to expose them and teach a muslim is never to be trusted in any
    shape or form! Read know and expose!

  11. Micky DeLaoch
    December 17, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Obama is not an American a foreigner can not be president! I want to know
    How the hell was he a damn senator Do they not check any documents they
    check to be able to even run for office! If I ever saw him in my city he
    would be shunned by every man. He wants sharia Hes already got an
    appointment to the UN! That’s also why the UN needs to be dismantled!
    America is Broke! thanks goes to bush, Obama and the lying Clintons! The
    men in this crowd throwing a cement block on her and crushing her skull!
    All the men need to fed to the hogs!

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