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Monthly Archive: February 2007

Feb 28 2007

Iran-US confrontation; the Veil; Assimilation vs. Multiculturalism

To see this week’s TV International programme, for Tuesday 27 February 2007, click here. In this week’s programme: Interview with Hamid Taqvaee on Hossein Derakhshan’s Guardian article entitled Stop bullying Iran. Taqvaee challenges Derakhshan’s claim that ‘The Islamic Republic is worth defending. Even at its worst, it is way better than anything the US or …

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Feb 25 2007

Free Karim Now!

22 year old Egyptian blogger Abdel Karim Nabil Soleiman has been imprisoned for four years for insulting Islam and the president. Islamists think this is too lenient and of course want him dead. Defend him now by joining the campaign to obtain his freedom.

Feb 25 2007

Save Delara Darabi from Execution!

Delara Darabi was sentenced to death at the age of 17 for a murder she did not commit. She is now in a state of shock and can no longer speak since being told that her execution is imminent. Mina Ahadi and Nazanin Afshin-Jam have begun a campaign to save her life. Join the campaign …

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Feb 23 2007

For 24 February anti-war demonstrators: You can be against both

TV International interview with Hamid Taqvaee Maryam Namazie: There is an escalating propaganda war between Iran and the USA reminiscent of the USA government’s propaganda campaign before the war on Iraq as a way of preparing public opinion for an attack. Hamid Taqvaee: Yes, it seems as if the US government is following in the …

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Feb 23 2007

Faith and State: Getting the Balance Right

Getting the balance right between faith and state implies that religion may actually have a positive role to play in society and that discussions need merely focus on the extent and nature of its role. That somehow there is a point at which we can find stability and equilibrium and even a more integrated society. …

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Feb 18 2007

Secularism and Humanism are not Religions or Belief Systems

I spoke on the topic of ‘Secularism and Humanism are not Religions or Belief Systems’ at the Leicester Secular Society today, including the dangers of regarding secularism and humanism as forms of religion, belief or dogma, and how it can prevent people from challenging religion. I will publish my speech there soon.

Feb 13 2007

Maryam Namazie speaks at an international gathering of secularists in Paris

On Saturday 10 February, I spoke at an international gathering of secularists in Paris, France, which was attended by hundreds of secularists on a panel regarding equality and political Islam. Here’s my speech: Political Islam and Islam are antithetical to women’s rights, equality between men and women, and other rights and freedoms. You do not …

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