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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 24 2012

Gone to the Beach

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I will be away until 6 September and will begin blogging regularly when I return. Have a good rest of the summer!

Aug 18 2012

Religion not Pussy Riot is guilty of hooliganism

Three members of Pussy Riot were found guilty of ‘hooliganism’ driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail for staging an ‘obscene’ ‘punk prayer service’ at the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow as part of a protest against Putin. If anything it is religion that is part …

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Aug 18 2012

Ex-Muslim Women Coffee Morning

Ex-Muslim Women’s Coffee Morning The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is organising a second meet-up for ex-Muslim women after the summer term to provide a safe space for meeting like-minded friends and discussing concerns. The second meet-up will be held on Friday 7 September from 11:30am-1pm in central London. If you would like to join …

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Aug 18 2012

One Law for All has changed the public debate on Sharia

Dear Supporter, I wanted to write to give you a quick update on some of the things we’ve been doing recently, as well as some of our plans for the near future. Thank you, as always, for your support. Meeting with Trevor Phillips Recently, Maryam and I met with Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equality …

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Aug 03 2012

Sex and Secularism

I am off today to Montreal, Canada where I will be speaking on Sharia law, the veil and sexual apartheid on Saturday 4 August at the Sex and Secularism conference hosted by Humanist Canada, the Quebec Humanist Association and the Quebec Secular Movement. More details can be found here.

Aug 02 2012

There is still a lot to do!

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Aug 02 2012

British Police: You did the Islamic morality police proud

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join the FEMEN action against Sharia law and Islamism at the Olympics today as I am really sick and travelling tomorrow for a conference in Montreal (which I would most likely have missed since they were arrested). Reza Moradi was there and filmed their action and the police’s brutal arrest. …

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Aug 02 2012

FEMEN activists arrested

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Police were brutal towards the FEMEN activists protesting Sharia law and Islamist states in the Olympics. I got a text today saying that four activists had been arrested at their action today. This report says five. Shame on the British police. They have arrested the wrong people. There are plenty of representatives of Islamic states …

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Aug 02 2012

A victory for women!?

Have you seen the new Egyptian channel called Maria where women must all wear the niqab and full Islamic veil to work there? An Islamic ‘scholar’ says this is a ‘victory for women’. Really? Is anyone else finding absurd the contradiction of hiding women away in a mobile prison and then putting them on television …

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Aug 01 2012

Topless activism against the Olympics and Sharia law

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  As you know, we’ve been involved in some protests against the International Olympics Committee’s violation of its principles of gender equality and neutrality with regards Islamic states, veiling and inequality. On 25 July, One Law for All co-organised an event on this at which activist Sundas Hoorain spoke. Here is her speech. Tomorrow, FEMEN is organising …

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Aug 01 2012

August 2012: I am my body

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August 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of atheist writer and blogger, Greta Christina, who was one of the first women to agree to take part in the calendar. When Greta was asked why nudity and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar, she said: Sexuality is one of …

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Aug 01 2012

I’m back blogging

I am back blogging after a few weeks away. Thanks for all your kind messages and emails whilst I was taking time off to work out some personal problems. I had gotten used to just bulldozing ahead whilst my life fell apart so it was nice taking a break and sorting things out. Everything is …

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