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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 31 2013

I’m in Leeds today

I will be speaking at ‘Engage: Leeds Speakers Forum’ on 31 January 2013 at the University of Leeds in the Maurice Keyworth building G.31 from 1730-1900 hours on Islam in Public Policy: A look at Sharia courts in Britain, multiculturalism and gender inequality. For more information, email [email protected] There is no need to register for …

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Jan 25 2013

Saturday 26 January: Actions in support of jailed workers in Iran

با تمام قوا در دفاع از کارگران زندانی لندن (انگلیس) شنبه ٢٦ ژانویه، ساعت ٢ تا ٤ بعدازظهر محل: میدان ترافالگار، ضلع شمالی مقابل ناشنال گالری تلفن تماس: ٠٧٧١٢٨١٠٦٧٥ In solidarity with jailed workers in Iran London, Saturday 26th January, 2-4pm, Trafalgar Square, North Terrace (opposite the National Gallery)  Cologne, Germany کلن (آلمان): شنبه ٢٦ …

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Jan 25 2013

Where I’ll be in the next few weeks

I’ll be at the below events over the next few weeks: 28 January 2013 London, UK There will be an ex-Muslim women’s coffee morning in January from 11:30-1:00pm and an apostate asylum seekers meet-up from 1:30-3:00pm. To RSVP, email [email protected] 31 January 2013 Leeds, UK Maryam Namazie will be speaking at ‘Engage: Leeds Speakers Forum’ …

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Jan 24 2013

No place for Sharia

Sudanese atheist and ex-Muslim, Nahla Mahmoud, speaks her mind against Sharia law on channel 4Thought TV and says that Sharia has no place in Britain or the world and that there must be one secular law for all. The only other sane voice amongst the seven interviewed on “what Sharia can offer Britain” is that …

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Jan 23 2013

Muslim patrols: what about the others?

Two men have been arrested in connection with YouTube videos in which members of a group calling themselves “Muslim Patrol” [or rather Islamist patrols] confront members of the public, harass women and shout homophobic abuse at a young man. That’s all well and good but here’s my question. This type of harassment and abuse (at …

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Jan 20 2013

International Online event protests hereditary religion

Parents worldwide routinely commit their children to religious organizations to be groomed as members of the faith. Though the practice is widely accepted, a growing number of people around the world believe the practice violates the children’s human rights. In order to voice this concern, the second annual Day of Protest Against Hereditary Religion is …

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Jan 18 2013

I Insist

In a letter, Iranian political prisoner Behnam Ebrahimzadeh insists on being released to see his severely sick child stricken with cancer in hospital. Nine other political prisoners have also written a statement calling for pressure to be exerted on the Islamic regime in Iran to release Behnam. See both letters below: Letter from Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, …

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Jan 17 2013

Free Al-Baz now!

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged to learn about the arrest of Egyptian blogger and atheist Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Baz (also known as Ben Baz) in Kuwait for merely exercising his right to free expression, conscience and belief. He has been arrested since 2 January 2013 and charged with blasphemy. There will be a hearing on …

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Jan 13 2013

People of Marivan, Iran, stage a general strike against death sentences

Saturday, 12 January 2013 The people of Marivan, in the Kurdistan province in western Iran, have today staged a general strike to protest the death sentences against Zanyar and Loghman Moradi. The strike comes following a call for strike by the International Committee against Execution (ICAE) and the families of the Moradis and a worldwide …

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Jan 11 2013

Labour leader Reza Shahabi on five-day medical leave from jail

Campaign for his release continues! Imprisoned labour leader Reza Shahabi who has been on hunger strike for three weeks in protest against his imprisonment and maltreatment was on Monday released on a five-day medical leave. The brief release has come under the pressure of powerful protests in Iran and worldwide. Reza Shahabi, an executive board …

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Jan 10 2013

List of protests against Execution of Zanyar and Loghman Moradi

Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, two young men, face imminent execution in Iran on trumped up charges of “enmity against god” and “corruption on earth”. Zanyar asks: “Is the world so cruel as to stand by and watch [our] public execution and say and do nothing?”. Please say and do something now… Join below protests in …

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Jan 10 2013

I dreamed that god would be forgiving

UPDATED INFORMATION ON 11 and 12 JANUARY PROTESTS AGAINST IMMINENT EXECUTION OF THE MORADIS “I despair thinking of death; I do not want to be buried with my dreams.” This is 21 year old Zanyar Moradi’s plea in a letter distributed by the International Committee against Execution. He awaits imminent execution along with his cousin …

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Jan 09 2013

We need your urgent support in 2013

Dear friend The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy New Year! In the past year, in which we celebrated our 5th anniversary, we continued to challenge religious identity politics and Islamism, defend free expression of Muslims and Ex-Muslims alike, oppose blasphemy and apostasy laws, …

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Jan 07 2013

Protest against sexual violence in India

Join today’s protest organised by Southall Black Sisters against sexual violence in India 7th January 2013, 4-7pm outside the Indian High Commission, London WC2B 4NA Dear all, We have all been shocked by the recent case of a young woman who was gang raped by a group of six men on a bus in Delhi. …

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