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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 24 2011

New 5 by 5 anti-veil movement in Iran

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Today is the beginning of the anti-hejab 5 by 5 movement in Iran. As of today, every Thursday (Thursday is panjshnabeh in Persian and has a 5 in its name) at 5pm women will unveil for 5 seconds in the Iranian cities of Tehran, Mashad and Shiraz.

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Nov 24 2011

They finally killed writer Rafiq Tagi

In 2006, Ayatollah Lankarani issued a death fatwa against Azerbaijani writer Rafiq Tagi for his writings. In 2007, a Baku court sentenced him to three years in jail for criticising Islam and Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He was pardoned and released later that year. But now they have finally killed him.

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Nov 23 2011

I would rather be naked than silent…

From Firoozeh Bazrafkan

Nov 23 2011

This week’s Jinn and Tonic Show

I was a guest co-host on “The Jinn and Tonic show” on November 19th, 2011. The Jinn and Tonic Show is a bi-weekly live Internet chat show discussing Islam, including calls from Muslims. It is the sister show of The Magic Sandwich Show and is akin to an Islamic oriented version of The Atheist Experience. …

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Nov 22 2011

She is… Blasphemy Day by Nesrine

Hassan Radwan just sent in the following translation – It’s not subtitled but this is my translation below – btw the narrator is Nesrin is a Lebanese member of CEMB and bornwithoutreligion is the woman in the video:

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Nov 22 2011

Calling All Nude Photo Revolutionaries

Remember Calendar Girls when a group of women posed nude to raise money for charity? As a follow up to the photo of Israeli women who stripped in solidarity with Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, why not make a calendar of Nude Photo Revolutionaries in homage to Aliaa and also to raise awareness on free …

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Nov 22 2011

Don’t utter her name but feel free to mention who she belongs to

23 year old Afghan university student Khaleda Mohammadi was beaten by her husband and prevented from leaving home for three weeks. Why? One of her male classmates uttered her name in public.

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Nov 22 2011

I wish I were there with you

A lawyer living in Iran sent in the below message when he found out about today’s seminar on Sharia and the Childrens Act. Whilst today’s seminar addresses Sharia courts here in Britain, it is astounding how similar Sharia rulings are no matter where you live.

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Nov 22 2011

Seminar today on Sharia Law and the Children Act

One Law for All will host a seminar to explore the terms of the Children Act and whether these are compatible with the tenets and practice of sharia law. It will look at the protections provided to children by the provisions of the Children Act and ask if children in Britain, by virtue of their …

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Nov 21 2011

Some women are deficient in intelligence…

Mona Salah, an Egyptian parliament candidate for the Islamist Salafi Movement told Al-Sharq Alawsat (an Egyptian newspaper) ‘Women are deficient in mind and religion’* and are not permitted to have authority by taking on the position of Presidency.

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Nov 20 2011

Love without limits: Homage to Aliaa Magda Elmahdy

Dozens of Israeli women stripped in support of Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, the Egyptian blogger who posed nude as a scream against Islamism.

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Nov 20 2011

Screams against Islamism

‘I will be celebrating my 27th birthday in a few days and as I enter into a new year of my life, I think it is time to renounce religion openly…The CEMB is doing a great job by providing a forum for Ex-Muslims and taking a stand against the brutality of this religion.’ – Hassan …

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Nov 19 2011

Forget breasts, cover those tempting eyes!

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The Saudi Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (yes, it’s really their name), can order women with ‘tempting’ eyes to cover them up.

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Nov 18 2011

Aliaa is not obscene; you are!

The disgusting Islamists have taken legal action against Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and her blogger boyfriend for ‘violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam’.

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Nov 18 2011

Nude photo of Egyptian blogger is a scream against Islamism

Student, atheist and blogger, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, posted naked pictures of herself on her blog to show her “screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”. Showing her body particularly at a time when Islamists in Egypt are trying to secure power is the ultimate act of rebellion. Don’t forget …

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Nov 17 2011

Maryam Namazie on 19 November Jinn and Tonic Show

Maryam Namazie has been confirmed as a guest co-host on “The Jinn and Tonic show” on November 19th, 2011. The Jinn and Tonic Show is a bi-weekly live Internet chat show discussing Islam, including calls from Muslims. It is the sister show of The Magic Sandwich Show and is akin to an Islamic oriented version …

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Nov 17 2011

Not to worry, the hidden imam will sort us out

Sign says: ‘Women’s entry into work and society has caused youth unemployment, their inability to marry, and corruption in the Islamic society. I give my condolences to all Muslims in Iran and the Mahdi*.’ [*The Mahdi is the hidden imam who just won’t come out of hiding until it’s the ‘End of Days’.

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Nov 16 2011

Letter to Allah: When you planned on this did you count every tear?

‘I don’t understand why so many die and suffer. What is the reason I cannot see why… When you planned on this, did you count every tear? Was your ultimate purpose that we tremble in fear?

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Nov 16 2011

Osama was tender and kind!?

Osama bin Laden was ‘tender’ and ‘kind’ according to the new head of Al-Qaeda. 

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Nov 16 2011

Women: how not to get punished!

Here’s a good video for women who keep getting punished. It’s unnecessary as long as you remember to ask permission and to know your place…

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