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Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 07 2012

This is why we’re defending free expression – for the likes of Hamza Kashgari

Hamza Kashgari, a young journalist, was banned from writing in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi Minister of Information and has reportedly been forced to flee after being accused of blasphemy, atheism, and apostasy and following calls for his head. His crime? Tweeting about Mohammad, Islam’s prophet, including about how he’s equal to him and how …

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Feb 07 2012

11 February: Be there or be square!

Join the International Day for Free Expression Defend the right to criticise religions and beliefs Saturday 11 February 2012 London, UK Rally at Old Palace Yard (across from the House of Lords) 2:00-4:00pm Speakers are: Richard Dawkins (Scientist); A C Grayling (Philosopher); Alex Gabriel (Blogger); Anne Marie Waters (One Law for All); Caroline Cox (Peer); …

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Feb 07 2012

If not now, when?

If not now, when? It’s Khamenei’s turn to go via people’s protests… (Via Facebook)

Feb 06 2012

You don’t need to speak Arabic to know that Sharia stinks

I had a ball in Sheffield when I went to speak about Sharia law at the invitation of the Sheffield Humanist group. Some Islamists came to the meeting to try and win their case. Poor things. They spent the entire time giving me the evil eye and whispering about their strategy and all they could …

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Feb 06 2012

If we are really a majority, which I believe, can we please see it on the streets for a change?

One Law for All spokesperson Maryam Namazie was interviewed for this week’s Pod Delusion at the recent Centre for Free Inquiry conference on Blasphemy. She spoke about the need to support Atheist societies on campus and called for people to take to the streets to defend free expression on 11 February. “I think the rally …

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Feb 01 2012

Sheffield and Stockholm

I will be speaking in Sheffield on Sharia law today. Details: 1 February 2012 Sheffield: Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a meeting organised by the Sheffield Humanist Society on Wednesday 1st February at The Friends Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The talk will be on “One …

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