Interview with Broadly in Vice on Criminal Code

Omar Ha-Redeye was interviewed by Gabby Bess of Broadly on Vice about the Criminal Code amendments on witchcraft,

“The witchcraft provisions in the Criminal Code reflect a culture, perspective, and legal system of an entirely different era. They are reminiscent of a time when women who did not conform to societal norms were not only shunned, but penalized,” Omar Ha-Redeye, a lawyer at Fleet Street law in Toronto, told Broadly.

“These provisions also reflect a primarily Christian mindset, where non-Christian traditions, including what we now may refer to as Wicca, totemism, or animism, or other traditions, were demonized as being evil. It’s perhaps no surprise then that even today these provisions are used primarily against women or against people who follow non-mainstream religious traditions.”

The interview was covered in the Metro in New York City on July 15, 2017 and in Paper Magazine, Dazed Digital, and Refinery 29.