Christian Institute defends women’s rights against sharia threat

The right-wing evangelical Christian Institute has a piece (“Sharia is good for women, claims Muslim lawyer”) attacking Aina Khan, head of the sharia law division at Manchester-based legal firm Russell Jones & Walker. The idea of the CI, which has campaigned vigorously for restrictions on abortion rights, as some sort of feminist pressure group is of course laughable.

The CI quotes Tehmina Kazi of British Muslims for Secular Democracy in support of their position on sharia. Not that this will bother Kazi and BMSD. They happily formed an alliance with right-wing Christian fundamentalist Alan Craig to campaign against the proposed Tablighi Jamaat mosque in Newham.