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Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 30 2007

Maryam Namazie speaks to Humanist MPs

Maryam Namazie was a guest speaker at a meeting on October 29 with Humanist MPs held at parliament. The meeting was organised by the British Humanist Association. Maryam spoke about the importance of the Council of Ex-Muslims and the need for a concerted effort against political Islam through the defence of citizenship rights, secularism and …

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Oct 29 2007

On Trade Unions and Islamic organisations

Today, October 29, the Muslim Council of Britain and London trade unions are holding a conference entitled: ‘Recognising Strenghts and Building Partnerships; Trade Unions and Muslim Organisations in London’ at City Hall. The conference is supported by the mayor of London. Here is the statement of the Council of Ex-Muslims on the conference and the …

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Oct 26 2007

Sex Matters

I will be speaking at the Humanist Society of Scotland’s annual conference tomorrow on sex, violence and Islam. To find out more about the conference, visit their site.

Oct 26 2007

Mina Ahadi on BBC’s Radio 4 and NSS Newsline

To listen to Mina Ahadi’s interview on BBC Radio 4 broadcast last night, click here. It is 32 minutes into the programme. Also, to read the National Secular Society’s press release on her, click here.

Oct 25 2007

Johann Hari: Why do we ignore the plight of ex-Muslims?

Published today on The Independent 25 October 2007 Imagine a woman – let’s call her Beth – who has been an unthinking atheist all her life, just because her family and her friends are, too. One day, she decides to convert to Islam. As soon as she dons the hijab, her neighbours start to swear …

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Oct 25 2007

Congratulations Mina Ahadi!

Maryam Namazie’s congratulatory message to Mina Ahadi on winning the National Secular Society’s 2007 Secularist of the Year award, October 25, 2007 Dear Mina Your winning the 2007 Secularist of the Year award is a cause for celebration for people across the world. This well-deserved honour reiterates your leading role in the battle for secularism, …

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Oct 23 2007

Footage of the NSS Secularist of the Year award ceremony

Thanks to Reza Moradi for the following footage of the National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year Award ceremony: Part 1 Part 2: This is the bit that the NSS introduces Mina and Mina’s speech Part 3

Oct 22 2007

One law for all

October 22, 2007 The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain notes with concern the Islamist campaign to give legal weight to Sharia law within British law. The campaign seeks to influence family and legal practitioners into dealing with particularly children of Muslim parents in accordance with Sharia law. Universal principles and laws must apply to all, …

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Oct 21 2007

On 2007 National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year Award Winner Mina Ahadi

Congratulations to the brilliant Mina Ahadi who won the 2007 Secularist of the Year award this Saturday October 20! I will pass on any messages of congrats you post here or email me. Here is what Richard Dawkins said: I have long felt that the key to solving the worldwide menace of Islamic terrorism and …

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Oct 21 2007

Condemn the Attempt to Assassinate a Labour Activist from Sanandaj

On October 18, Majid Mohammadi, one of the worker activists of city of Sanandaj was attacked by masked armed men of the Islamic Republic and got wounded seriously. At the present, he is in Amir Alam Hospital in Tehran. The worker-communist Party of Iran strongly condemns this criminal act. The Party will use its entire …

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Oct 18 2007

Support for the Workers in Iran

Support for the Workers in Iran at the Solidarity Week of the International Transport Workers’ Federation To: The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) Dear Comrades We have been informed that your federation has decided on a number of actions in defense of Mansoor Asanlou, the chairperson of the Union of Municipal Transportation Workers of Tehran …

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Oct 15 2007

Against political Islam and US-led militarism and in defence of the people of the Middle East

To see my speech at the counter demonstration against the Islamic regime of Iran’s Al Quds Day on October 7 in Piccadilly Circus, London, click here.

Oct 11 2007

A healthy society cannot privilege religious belief

Press Release Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain 10.10.07 British Universities have a public duty to immediately terminate the studies of any medical students refusing to attend lectures or answer exam questions on alcohol-related or sexually transmitted diseases. If a medic is not competent to deal with such diseases then there can be no question of …

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Oct 08 2007

Capital punishment: the most deplorable form of deliberate murder

In commemoration of the International Day against the Death Penalty on October 10, I refer those who have not yet done so, to read Mansoor Hekmat’s piece in opposition to what he calls the most deplorable form of deliberate murder. You can read the interview by clicking here. *** I have just read that the …

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Oct 08 2007

End it now.

Oct 02 2007

Against Al Quds Day in London

Time for a Counter Demo 12 pm, Sunday 7 October, Piccadilly Circus on the Islamic regime of Iran’s Al Quds Day in London. Join us. To download the poster, click here.