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Nov 12 2006

On ‘Muslims’ in Britain, the Veil and Secularism

  • On November 10, Maryam Namazie took part in a debate on ‘Muslim in Britain’ on David Starkey’s Last Word on More4 with two Islamists from the Muslim Council of Britain and Hizb ul Tahrir. More to follow on the programme. However, for now, to see a clip of the programme, click here.
  • On Monday 13th November, Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a talk in London entitled ‘Beyond the Veil: Perspectives on Muslim Women in a Western Secular Context’ as a part of a run up to the Goodenough Conference, The Mosaic of Multiculturalism: Pieces Falling? Changing Perceptions and Reality in Britain. She will be debating with Humera Khan, consultant on Muslim affairs, founder of An-Nisa Society for Muslim women and families in the UK and Maleiha Malik, Lecturer in Anti-Discrimination Law at King’s College, and author of the book, Feminism and Muslim Women. The talk will take place at the Churchill Room at 8pm. The talk is being sponsored by the Women’s Forum, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB.
  • On November 26 at 6:30pm, Maryam Namazie will be speaking on ‘Secularism and Humanism are not Religions or Belief Systems’. Namazie will discuss the dangers of regarding secularism and humanism as a form of religion, belief or dogma. She will argue that, in addition to this being untrue, it tends to prevent proponents of these ideas from challenging religion head on and putting human beings first. The Leicester Secular Society is the oldest secular society in the world. For more information, go to Leicester Secular Society site.

1 comment

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    Anonymous

    Hi Maryam, You never come to Birmingham. Perhaps there’s too many Muslims here and you might get hijacked? Or Salma Yaqoob might arrange your abduction (I can’t imagine her actually engaging with you in speech as she couldn’t even manage it with myself).Robin C

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