Religious Killing Threatens Religion


It must be recognized that all of the evidence will not be made public until the trial of Aqsa’s father. Those who worked with Mr. Parvez saw him as a religious man. “He was always stopping to take breaks and pray: three, four times a day,” said a fellow taxi cab driver.3 If the allegations prove to be true, this case will be the most blatant form of religiously inspired domestic violence in modern Canada.

According to Beverley Baines, religion is “equality’s nemesis,”14 and in discussing the threefold strategy that feminist scholars have advanced to combat religion, she states, “I don’t think we fully grasped the threat that the major religions—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—would pose for women’s equality rights.”15 The three-part strategy: first, argue in the Supreme Court for the hierarchy of rights—with equality trumping religion when they conflict; second, joint governance of religious practice between the state and religious authorities; and finally, privatizing religion—thereby eliminating religion as an enumerated protected right in the constitution.

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