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Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 31 2011

Happy New Year!

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(Via Cathy Gianelli on Facebook)

Dec 30 2011

They always lie; Sakineh is not safe

I had mentioned earlier that the head of the judiciary in East Azerbaijan had said that the prison did not have the “necessary facilities” to carry out Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s sentence of stoning and that therefore they were considering hanging as an alternative. Two days after the news of Sakineh’s imminent execution spread, he has …

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Dec 30 2011

We are not an atheist community

Rebecca Watson has recently blogged about the outrageous abuse and misogyny directed at a 15 year old atheist on Reddit saying it makes her hate atheists. But this shouldn’t surprise any of us. After all just because someone’s an atheist doesn’t necessarily mean they are pro-equality, anti-war, socialist, secularist, and so on. I mean how …

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Dec 28 2011

We will not let them kill Sakineh!

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced plans to execute rather than stone Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. We can’t let this happen. Please take the time to send an email, letter or fax to the authorities demanding that her execution be stopped immediately and that she be released. Here’s a list of things you can do …

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Dec 28 2011

That is better

Do you remember I posted a link to the Islamic Diversity Centre team where the women were all represented by one photo of the same woman in a niqab with only her eyes showing. Well, they have now removed the photo for the women on their team altogether. Much better! (Via Anne Marie Waters)

Dec 27 2011

Be afraid; be very afraid!

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country ‘and we should not be afraid to say so’ in a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. And he staunchly defended the role of religion in politics and said the Bible in particular was crucial to British values. …

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Dec 27 2011

Iran does not have necessary facilities to stone Sakineh to death so want to hang her instead

Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of the judiciary in East Azerbaijan, said on Sunday that the prison does not have the “necessary facilities” to carry out Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s sentence of stoning!! Therefore, he said, they are considering hanging as an alternative. Really? Have they run out of stones and hired Islamic sadists? More likely, …

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Dec 26 2011

The Islamic Republic of Iran is considering Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s execution

International Committee against Stoning Press Release 26 December 2011 Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of East Azerbaijan province’s justice department, has announced that the Islamic Republic of Iran is considering changing Sakineh Mohamadi Ashtiani’s stoning sentence to execution by hanging and said that they are waiting for the go-ahead from the Ministry of Justice to …

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Dec 25 2011

And again, Merry Christmas!

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas… (Via Inna Kholondovych on Facebook)

Dec 24 2011

Very diverse!

The Islamic Diversity Centre team is diverse indeed! (Via Anne Marie Waters)

Dec 24 2011

We intend to step up pace against Sharia law in 2012

Dear Friend, We want to thank you for your support throughout 2011 and to give you a reminder of the important steps we took throughout the year, none of which would have been possible without you. One of the most significant events this year was the introduction of the Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Bill which …

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Dec 21 2011

Can you please respect the man and move to the back?

Tanya Rosenblit, a woman passenger on a public bus to Jerusalem was told to move to the back of the bus by an Orthodox male passenger. When she refused, the man held the door open and would not allow it to move. The driver called the police who took the man aside for ‘a pleasant …

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Dec 21 2011

Thousands of women protest Egyptian military’s brutality

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Today, thousands of women protested the Egyptian military’s brutality. Egyptian security forces have killed 14 people and injured more than 900 since Friday. One particular incident, which has enraged the world, is a video clip of Egyptian soldiers dragging a woman protester on the ground by her shirt, exposing her underwear, then clubbing and stomping …

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Dec 19 2011

Merry Christmas

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas… (Via Inna Kholondovych on Facebook)

Dec 18 2011

Religion isn’t a personal matter

I just found an in-depth interview I did with Virginia Haussegger on Australia ABC News 24′s One Plus One programme which aired in September 2011 on Youtube. In the interview, I talk about everything from apostasy, sharia law to death threats and moral relativism and how religion isn’t a personal matter…

Dec 18 2011

MEPs condemn the assassination of Islam critic, Rafiq Tagi

In early December, Mina Ahadi, Nick Cohen, Richard Dawkins, Taslima Nasrin, Salman Rushdie, Joan Smith and I wrote a letter to the European parliament calling on them to condemn and investigate the assassination of Islam critic Rafiq Tagi. Mina Ahadi delivered our letter during her meeting with the office of the European Parliament President. Mina …

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Dec 17 2011

Beating your wife honours her

Here’s a video clip of an Islamic ‘scholar’ speaking about the wife-beating ‘etiquette’ in Islam; he says ‘Allah honours wives by instating the punishment of beatings’. Yes, it is such a sign of respect and honour not to have a man shake your hand, to be segregated, to be veiled and to be beaten, amongst …

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Dec 16 2011

I’d say, no… fuck you.

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(Via Richard Dawkins on Facebook)

Dec 16 2011

Christopher Hitchens has died

Christpher Hitchens, a leading voice of secularism, atheism and rationality died yesterday. He’ll be sorely missed. Below is a letter sent to him from the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain some while back and his response: Dear Christopher Hitchens, We at the Council of Ex-Muslims wish to convey to you the sincere thanks and good …

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Dec 16 2011

Islamic Titanic

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(Via Aliaa Magda Elmahdy on Facebook)

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