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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31 2011

Maryam will be speaking at European Atheist Conference in Dublin on 5 June

I’ll be speaking on building secular coalitions in the morning and giving a keynote address from 12.30-1.15pm on Sunday 5 June at the European Atheist Conference in Dublin. For more information, click here.

May 31 2011

Maryam Namazie speaking at Howthelightgetsin 2011 philosophy and music festival at Hay

Saturday 4 June 2011 10:30am Venue: International Tent Philosophy Session – The Scimitar’s Edge Lauren Booth, Iain Edgar, Maryam Namazie. Mary Ann Sieghart chairs. Islam is the most widely discussed religion in the West. Is its ‘success’ due to its beliefs, its certainty or its function as a political force? AreIslamic values compatible with western …

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May 23 2011

June speaking engagements

I’ll be speaking on Sharia law and Islam in Hay on Wye, Dublin, Lymington, Genoa, and Newcastle in June, including at Howthelightgetsin Festival and European Atheist Conference. Join me if you can. Anne Marie Waters will also be speaking in Dublin on the blaspehmy laws. By the way, One Law for All is holding a …

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May 20 2011

And they say only Islam is anti-woman…

A Jewish newspaper airbrushed Hillary Clinton from the photo of White House staff watching the mission to assassinate Osama Bin Laden because – wait for it - they don’t print photos of women! And they say it is only Islam that is anti-woman… See the article on it here.

May 20 2011

The outrageous executions of brothers Abdullah and Mohammad Fathi

On 18 May hundreds of people went to pay respects to the mother and spouses and families of the two brothers executed on 17 May. Mohammad and Abdullah Fathi, aged 27 and 28 years old, were hurriedly executed as Moharebeh [Waging War Against God] in Isfahan in the early hours of the morning by the …

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May 20 2011

Muslim music artist and activist speaks out against honour killings

Norwegian born music producer and activist Deeyah, in association with friends, volunteers and supporters, starts an online place of remembrance for victims of honour killings. Deeyah is a critically acclaimed singer, composer, music producer from Norway and a prize winning human rights activist.  Born to immigrant parents of Pashtun and Punjabi descent, Deeyah encountered harassment throughout her …

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May 19 2011

International Committee against Stoning’s visit to Brazil

A delegation from the International Committee against Stoning, spearheaded by its spokesperson Mina Ahadi, was invited by Millenium Institute to come to Brazil for a series of engagements. The focus of the trip was the case of Sakineh Ashtiani and the gross human rights violations in Iran. The delegation had several high profile meetings with …

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May 16 2011

Maryam Namazie in Birmingham tomorrow

Maryam Namazie will be speaking on Sharia Law and Women’s Rights in Birmingham tomorrow 17 May in a public meeting organised by Birmingham Humanists at Moseley Exchange, 149 Alcester Road B13 8JP from 19.30-21.00. For more information.

May 11 2011

Douglas Murray, Immigration and Multiculturalism revisited

In the past, I have argued against scapegoating immigrants and blaming them for all societal ills, including Sharia law and multiculturalism. I came across a brilliant piece by Kenan Malik that addresses the issue and also Douglas Murray’s stance on it. It’s a must read: I’m still a critic of multiculturalism, honest BTW I’ll be …

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May 09 2011

International Committee against Execution officials meet Brazilian government

PR 123 May 5, 2011 A delegation of International Committee Against Execution (ICAE), consisting of Mina Ahadi and Patty Debonitas (also Spokesperson of Iran Solidarity) met with the Millenium Institute based in Rio de Janeiro today with a series of politicians of the Brazilian government to discuss the human rights violations in Iran, specifically stoning …

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May 06 2011

Of course multiculturalism is a failure

I will be proposing the motion that “This House Believes that Multiculturalism has Failed” at Oxford University Union on 6 May 2011 from 20.30-22.30 hours. Other debaters are: In Proposition: David Goodhart – Founder and Editor-at-Large of Prospect magazine, the respected London-based intellectual monthly. He is currently writing a book, Citizens, which will examine themes …

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May 05 2011

Osama won’t live on

Andrew Brown, editor of the Guardian’s Comment is free Belief section, says Osama bin Laden ‘will live on.’ It’s not surprising really. I mean his comparison of the vile Osama with the abolitionist John Brown and wonderful labour activist Joe Hill says more about him than anything else. But of course nothing could be further …

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May 04 2011

Not a royal wedding

This UNICEF advert on child ‘marriage’ is absolutely brilliant. I’ve scanned it here so you can sign up to the campaign and support an end to what is effectively paedophilia:

May 04 2011

Campaigning against Sharia law and for human rights

Dear Friend, Our battle against Sharia law persists, but we continue to need your help. Since we last wrote to you, we held a very successful conference on Sharia Law, Women’s Rights, and Secularism (see conference report and video footage here). This was held to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and was …

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May 03 2011

[Not] Forgetting May 1

Chicago is full of factories. There are even factories right in the centre of the city, around the world’s tallest building. Chicago is full of factories. Chicago is full of workers. Arriving in the Haymarket district I ask my friends to show me the place where the workers whom the whole world salutes every May …

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May 02 2011

One World, One Movement!

“One World, One Movement!” This is the theme of the May Day’s march of the workers in Vancouver this year. But is this not the true essence of every May Day gathering in Stockholm, Moscow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Cairo, Tehran and every other corner of this world? For nearly two centuries we have known …

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