Invitation to legislate misogyny

The lying Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (also known as a Sharia court) has been sending out letters to lawyers inviting them to legislate misogyny. As I’ve explained countless times, sharia law – or any religious law for that matter – is discriminatory and unfair (at best), and medieval and barbaric (when it’s at its best). Yes, Sharia’s family code is not stonings and amputations (that’s its criminal code) but the denial of women’s and children’s rights in the family are pillars of suppression in countries under Islamic rule.

There will of course be loads of lawyers willing to take them up on their offer – money talks after all – lawyers like Aina Khan who have made it their business to defend Sharia and not people. Here’s their letter: [Read more...]

Strike!

Prime Minister Cameron says today’s public sector strike is ‘irresponsible and damaging’. Chancellor George Osborne says the strike will weaken the economy and cost jobs. Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude condemns the strikes as ‘irresponsible, inappropriate and untimely’ and regrets the ‘disruption to the lives of heard working parents and pupils’. Soon we will be told that the strike is responsible for the war in Afghanistan and world hunger… [Read more...]

If it’s alright with the Guardian, we won’t welcome Islamism

You have to love the Guardian. They never waiver from defending political Islam every which way they can.

They have published yet another article on why we should support Islamism in the Middle East.

Wadah Khanfar, the director general of al-Jazeera tells us that Islamism is just Muslims involved in the public sphere.

To me that’s like saying Stop Islamisation of America or Teabaggers are just Americans involved in politics or the English Defence League is just Britons involved in the public sphere. Err is that what they are calling far-Right fascist politics today and if so I must have missed the memo. [Read more...]

Hired goons not students

‘Dear BBC, could you please stop referring to these hired goons of the regime as ‘students’. They have never taken an entrance exam nor written any papers; they are nothing short of brainwashed twits who are emblematic of what the Islamic Republic has always been and are only making manifest the rhetoric of their leaders. Dear citizens of Britain, I urge you to storm the Iranian embassy; it is high time that you begin to put pressure on your own government to stop dealing with Iran.’ – Samira Mohyedin via Facebook

Religious trauma in ex-Muslims

CBT Today, the magazine of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, recently published a feature on the psychological effects (fear of hell and guilt) in ex-Christians. Ed is writing an article on the effects in ex-Muslims. In response, Hassan Radwan writes: ‘Hell is one of the main reasons I left Islam and it is still an issue that I keep coming back to and have made videos about it on Youtube. [Read more...]

Atheist Saeed Khalid must not be deported to Pakistan

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is supporting ‘apostate’ Khalid Saeed’s demand for asylum in Sweden. We are astonished to hear he has been refused asylum and urge the Swedish authorities to reconsider and grant him protection.

Mr Saeed is a long-time member of our organisation. We are an organisation made up of people who have publicly renounced Islam in order to break the taboo that comes with doing so. Although, we in the west are free to make such decisions, notwithstanding the threats and intimidation, in other countries, specifically in this case Pakistan. Given the high exposure of our organisation as well as the well-founded fear of persecution he faces, we believe his life would be in danger if he were to be returned to his country of origin. Mr Saeed has already been attacked for his views on Islam in Pakistan and fears for his safety and life if he is forcibly returned.

To support Mr Khalid’s right to refuge, please sign the petition here.

Celebrate our third anniversary by donating to One Law for All

Dear friend

10 December 2011 will be One Law for All’s third anniversary. We were established in 2008 to oppose Sharia and religious law courts and demand one secular law for all.

Several years back, a campaign similar to ours (and one that I was involved with) managed to push back religious courts in Canada’s Ontario province. The same can and must be done here. [Read more...]

Anyone looking for a job?

The women’s basij group (the Islamic regime of Iran’s paramilitary militia) has trained 52,000 ‘experts’ to ‘promote chastity and veiling’ in the society. Maybe some of those ‘progressives’ who so love the hejab can join the women’s basij as they are also looking to create an Institute for chastity and veiling and a group of scholars and experts on – you guessed it – chastity and veiling. [Read more...]

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and RAWA support it – so should you!

More than 2,000 people have signed on to the Manifesto for a Free and Secular Middle East and North Africa including Women Living Under Muslims Laws, Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Writer Salman Rushdie, European Women’s Lobby, and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). [Read more...]

Azerbaijan’s ‘Salman Rushdie’ murdered

Jahan News has gleefully reported that ‘Azerbaijan’s Salman Rushdie has been murdered’. The Islamic regime of Iran’s mouthpiece says writer Rafiq Tagi was despised by the people of Azerbaijan for his attack on Islam’s prophet Mohammad.

Actually, it is for that very reason that he was renowned and beloved…

Via Mina Ahadi