22 April 2013

Subordination of Muslim Women in Great Britain

Posted on behalf of Mike Burden:

How timely it is that Leicester Secular Society welcomes Anne Marie Waters (One Law for All) to speak at Secular Hall next Sunday (28th April 6.30pm), Having watched tonight's horrific Panorama on Shari'a Councils in Britain

We need to know more. Where are the Shari'a councils in Leicester? Are they open to the public? Who are the judges? Who holds them to account? We need to know. 

The terrible injustices and inequalities handed out to the women in the programme demolishes any idea that Islamic Law has any place in our Society.  

Support Anne Marie, a brave woman, who is at the forefront in opposing this evil and inhumane form of 'justice'.

Shame on you Margaret

Posted on behalf of Mark Lucas
‘... nowhere in the Bible is the word democracy mentioned.  Ideally, when Christians meet, as Christians, to take counsel together their purpose is not (or should not be) to ascertain what is the mind of the majority but what is the mind of the Holy Spirit – something which may be quite different.’  M. Thatcher, 21st May 1988

So there we have it in a nutshell:  the thoughts of the Great Iron Female Leader.  Sod the majority (illegally if it was up to her).  She was not in Parliament because of democracy, but in spite of democracy.  She quickly lost the blessing of the majority, but that matters not one iota because she has ghosts on her side.

As for that other pillar of the Church and the Party – the Family – the evidence shows us that she and her family were either unchristian, hypocritical (a mortal sin the last time I looked), or incompetent.  According to Prof. Bernard Crick, grocer daddy Roberts was a well-known ‘toucher-upper‘ of nubile shop lasses (in today’s post-Savile world that description would certainly not have sufficed).  She in her turn committed all manner of sins both Christian and legal (after generally changing the law to suit her designs).  As for that world-renowned gun-running son Mark, the less said the better.  No wonder Denis preferred the G&T.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher (née Roberts), as the first democratically elected female leader of these Isles you had a unique and special opportunity to change the political and social face of this country for the better after two thousand years of patriarchal testosterone-fuelled wars and an under-civilised society.  What did you do instead?  You practised and perpetuated patriarchy and nepotism with your hereditary baronetcy to Denis.  You blew it Lady.
We cry not for you but for what could have been.

Mark Lucas

Further reading:
For a critique of her religious posturing:  God, man and Mrs Thatcher by Jonathan Raban; ‘The religious mind of Mrs Thatcher’ by Antonio Weiss: http://www.margaretthatcher.org/commentary/displaydocument.asp?docid=112748