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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 18 2011

On Scotland and the veil

See my interview on the veil in the Scotland Herald here. Whilst attacks on veiled women intolerable, the veil remains a tool for repression. Socially speaking it is never a choice for a vast majority of women. Islamists don’t understand choice; they give none when in power.

Apr 17 2011

Do Not Deliver Mohammad Mehdi Maleki to the Fascist Government of Iran

Open Letter to the Swedish Migration Office Mohammad Mehdi Maleki, Iranian asylum-seeker, born on 28 January 1985, case no. 10-983677 Maleki has been a student political activist against the Islamic Republic. Mohammad Mehdi Maleki is among the activists who, using the internet and in various other ways has struggled against the regime in Iran until …

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Apr 11 2011

Away until 3 May

I will be away until 3 May so will most likely not be making many entries on my blog. See you when I get back.

Apr 08 2011

Report on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism Conference

To mark and celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day, a one day conference was held on 12 March 2011 to discuss the impact of religion on the lives of women. The conference was organised by One Law for All and the International Committee against Stoning, Iran Solidarity, and Equal Rights Now. The day started …

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Apr 03 2011

Maryam will be speaking at Bradford University tomorrow

I’ll be speaking at an event organised by the Atheist and Humanist Society at the University of Bradford about the perverse influence of religion and in defence of secularism on Monday 4 April 2011 at 5pm.