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Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug 31 2011

Maryam Namazie’s speaking tour in Australia a huge success

Maryam Namazie’s Australian tour in the last week of August 2011 was a huge success, attracting a high media profile and hundreds who attended her various speaking engagements, which included a fundraising dinner in Sydney, a talk at the Wheeler Centre organised by Melbourne PEN and WISA, a talk at Melbourne Free University’s open discussion …

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Aug 31 2011

DV8 physical theatre: Can we talk about this?

Lloyd Newson’s latest work, Can We Talk About This? deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production premiered in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by an international tour. From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and …

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Aug 17 2011

Veil, on no condition!

Conflict and dispute on the question of the veil among the factions of the Islamic regime in Iran is escalating. The paper of Iran supporting president Ahmadinejad, has called the veil “the worst kind of clothing” and attacked its black colour. The paper has even damned King Nasser al-Din Qajar (1831 – 1896) as the …

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Aug 16 2011

Maryam Namazie in Australia for the next two weeks

I am leaving for Australia early tomorrow morning and will there for the next two weeks. Here are the events I will be speaking at: Dinner and Talk: Should Australia follow Britain in accommodating Islamic sharia law?: 6.30 pm Monday 22 August 2011 Description: Talk by Maryam Namazie and fundraising dinner for One Law For …

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Aug 16 2011

Robert Spencer should be more honest and own up to his far-Right politics

Robert Spencer has responded to One Law for All’s report Enemies not Allies: The Far-Right by saying: ‘If Maryam Namazie’s One Law For All claims to oppose the jihad while attacking anti-jihadists and supporting the genocidal jihad against Israel, then it is simply a false-flag operation. He links to a press release of the Left …

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Aug 16 2011

Adam Barnett’s response to Robert Spencer

Adam Barnett co-wrote One Law for All’s Enemies Not Allies: The Far:Right report. Here he responds to Robert Spencer’s statement on the report. Following the publication of ‘Enemies Not Allies: The Far-Right’, our new report which investigates his and similar organisations, Stop Islamization of America director Robert Spencer has invited One Law for All to …

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Aug 15 2011

The Far-Right and Islamism are two sides of the same coin

Below is the conclusion of the new One Law for All report – Enemies not Allies: The Far-Right that was written by Adam Barnett and myself. It’s an important piece of research proving the racism behind groups like the English Defence League and Stop Islamisation of Europe and America and revealing how similar these groups …

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Aug 14 2011

New Report – Enemies not Allies: The far-Right

15 August 2011 A new report by One Law for All explores how the far-Right has attempted to hijack opposition to Islamism for its own ends. It focuses on the British National Party, the English Defence League and Stop Islamisation of Europe/America, and exposes how their activities, associations, opinions and intentions reveal a racist and …

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Aug 14 2011

August update on One Law for All from Anne Marie Waters

Dear friend New Report – Enemies Not Allies: The Far-Right A new One Law for All report explores how the far-Right has attempted to hijack opposition to Islamism for its own ends. It focuses on the British National Party, the English Defence League and Stop Islamisation of Europe/America, and exposes how their activities, associations, opinions …

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Aug 13 2011

Sharia-controlled zones not welcome

One Law for All Statement 13 August 2011 Recently, the Islamist group Muslims Against Crusades began what it called a campaign for “Islamic emirates” throughout Britain by putting up posters declaring areas of east London as “sharia controlled zones”. The posters stated that alcohol, gambling, and music were banned and the group said it was …

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Aug 12 2011

Australia must fight calls for Sharia law

Here is my op-ed in the Australian which has been published right before my visit there next week. To read, Australia must fight calls for Sharia law, click here. To see details of my speaking engagements whilst I am there, click here.

Aug 10 2011

The fight for free thought is a historical task and duty

Below is my speech at today’s World Founding Congress of Free Thought in Oslo, Norway: I am very pleased to support the founding World Congress of Free Thought. It’s particularly important in a world where religion, superstition, and archaic traditions and moralities are suppressing free thought and expression day in and day out. Today, we …

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Aug 08 2011

World Founding Congress of Free Thought in Oslo on August 10th 2011

I am off to Norway tomorrow morning to speak at the World Founding Congress of Free Thought in Oslo on August 10th 2011. The event is organised by the International Liaison Committee for Atheists and Freethinkers and will be held at the Oslo Congress Centre from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Other speakers include: Marc Blondel, Jacques …

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Aug 08 2011

Restrictions only seem to apply to atheist and secular groups not religious ones

As you know, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was recently refused charitable status. Below is our response to the refusal. You can also see the refusal letter from the Charities Commission following ours. Ms Caroline Jones Charity Commission Direct PO Box 1227 Liverpool L69 3UG August 8th 2011 Dear Ms Jones, Thank you for …

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Aug 05 2011

This is what happens when you join the neo-cons

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says Muslim women who want to keep their belief in god should become Christian if they cannot leave religion altogether. How thoughtful of her. That’s what happens when you mix with neo-cons and why you must keep as far away from them as possible. Mix with them too long and you start …

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Aug 05 2011

Letter on Sharia Law to Justice Ministry

Ms Judith Evers Civil Justice and Legal Services Division Access to Justice Policy Directorate 4th Floor, Zone B 102 Petty France London SW1H 9AJ August 5th 2011 Dear Ms Evers, Thank you for your letter of May 24th 2011. In your letter you state “Sharia councils help the Muslim community resolve civil and family dispute …

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Aug 03 2011

Never be afraid to doubt and voice dissent

Hassan Radwan, member of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s Executive Committee has made another brilliant video on the need to voice dissent. See it here:

Aug 03 2011

The Struggle for Secularism in Europe and North America

See the latest Women Living Under Muslim Laws dossier on the Struggle for Secularism in Europe and North America. I have an article in it entitled Religion is a Private Affair. Read it here.

Aug 03 2011

This is not about safety; it is about shielding the Islamic Republic of Iran

You can see a letter to DNA magazine about their excluding my quotes from their piece on the situation of gays in Iran by a reader of my blog, Martyn, and the response by the magazine below. Before you read it though I must say that I find it appalling that DNA magazine chooses to …

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Aug 02 2011

If you’re gay in Iran, please don’t make too much noise (per ‘gay rights’ activists)

I just received an email from Nick Cook of DNA, the largest gay magazine in Australia, saying that I have been entirely removed from a (larger) piece on the situation of gays in Iran because – get this – ‘Several of the other people [he] spoke to in the story convinced [him] to remove [me] …

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