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Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 29 2013

On Fitnah

Listen to an interview I did with Kylie Sturgess of Token Skeptic on Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation here or below:

Apr 29 2013

Support Amina!

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Dear friends, Amina is asking for support! She is preparing to escape from Tunisia for her own safety. Please join the campaign to support Amina by donating here. As has been previously reported, Amina was kidnapped by her family after posting a topless photo of herself for Femen Tunisia. On April 12, Amina managed to …

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Apr 26 2013

Update from One Law for All

Update from One Law for All Dear Friend, Thank you as always for your support of One Law for All.  As you might know, sharia is being increasingly discussed in the media quite regularly, including an undercover report by the BBC’s Panorama programme.  We write today to give a review of that programme, and to …

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Apr 25 2013

While we remember the dead, let us also remember those fighting to live

Today 25 April has been declared a day of mourning in Bangladesh for the victims of the nation’s worst factory disaster. The death toll of the collapsed garment factory has risen to 160; more than a 1000 have been injured. Rescuers continue to hunt for survivors. Those who died in the building collapse did not need …

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Apr 24 2013

BBC Panorama Programme on Sharia: It is enough now

One Law for All Press Release This week’s BBC Panorama programme “Secrets of Britain’s Sharia Councils” confirms why One Law for All has been campaigning against the discriminatory parallel legal system running counter to British law for nearly five years. As has been repeatedly stated, including in “Sharia Courts in Britain: A Threat to One …

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Apr 24 2013

Richard Dawkins and Mehdi Hasan

Andrew Brown of the Guardian accuses Richard Dawkins of “anti-Muslim tweets” for criticising the absurd beliefs of journalist Mehdi Hasan. Now I know the likes of Andrew Brown and Mehdi Hasan have made playing the victim card into a business wherever Islam or Islamism are concerned but in the real world, a criticism of one’s …

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Apr 23 2013

Leaving Islam is not a crime

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Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Press Release Morocco’s High Council of Ulemas (the highest government religious institution headed by the King) has issued a fatwa decreeing the death penalty for Moroccans who leave Islam. Currently, under Morocco’s penal code, those who impede or prevent worship face imprisonment and fines. An attack on apostates is clearly …

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Apr 23 2013

Defending bloggers, defends us all

25 April is the International Day to Defend Bangladeshi Bloggers. Islamists want 84 bloggers dead for speaking their minds. Rather than arrest and prosecute the Islamists, the Bangladeshi government has arrested 4 bloggers and promises to arrest more! And so the fight continues between Islamists and their appeasers on the one hand and freethinkers, secularists, …

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Apr 23 2013

It will not break our spirit

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Apr 22 2013

My Right, Woman’s Right

From Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation Here is some interesting footage of women in Iran at a football stadium. The regime’s female security is warning women to behave via loudspeakers and telling them to stop dancing and shouting slogans. As is the case in Iran, even attending a football match becomes political. Women continue …

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Apr 22 2013

Support “red-clothed” women of Marivan

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Fitna – Movement for Women’s Liberation Press Release On Monday 15 April 2013, the Islamic regime of Iran’s security forces paraded a man dressed in women’s clothing and a hejab on the streets of Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan in order to punish and humiliate him. A judge had sentenced three men from two feuding families to …

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Apr 19 2013

Fitnah! Movement for Women’s Liberation

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Today, we establish Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation. Fitnah is a protest movement demanding freedom, equality, and secularism and calling for an end to misogynist cultural, religious and moral laws and customs, compulsory veiling, sex apartheid, sex trafficking, and violence against women. We remind the Islamic regime of Iran and Islamists everywhere that the …

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Apr 19 2013

فتنه

بیانیه اعلام موجودیت از نظر همه مذاهب، اسلام وحكومت های اسلامی زنان منبع فتنه تلقی میشوند. امروز و به این وسیله ما آغاز به فعالیت “فتنه – جنبش برای رهائی زن” را اعلام می كنیم. فتنه یک حرکت اعتراضی است در دفاع از آزادی، برابری و سكولاریسم و علیه: – قوانین و سنتهای ضد زن …

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Apr 16 2013

Hands off our freethinkers!

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Celebrated Turkish pianist and atheist Fazil Say has been given a 10-month suspended sentence for Twitter comments “insulting Islam”. He will face imprisonment if he “re-offends” and has shut down his Twitter account. His Tweets included a verse from a poem by Omar Khayyám in which the 11th-century Persian poet attacks pious hypocrisy: “You say …

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Apr 16 2013

Amina: “I will continue the struggle in Tunisia”

Amina’s first talk with FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko after her escape from detention. Amina was kidnapped, denied contact with friends and FEMEN, beaten, taken to a psychiatrist, drugged, forced to read the Koran and taken to imams though she is an atheist, taught “morals”, given a virginity test… all because she posted a topless photo of …

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Apr 15 2013

Defend Bangladeshi Bloggers, Events, Ex-Muslims in Morocco and More

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Hello We are writing to give you an update on some important actions and events. 25 APRIL: INTERNATIONAL DAY TO DEFEND BANGLADESHI BLOGGERS The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and others have called for 25 April to be an international day to defend Bangladesh’s bloggers and activists. Please spread the word, sign this petition today, …

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Apr 13 2013

In defence of nude protest: freedom is my culture

News Flash: 15 April 2013: There are reports that Amina has escaped from her detention but is still not fully safe or free. We await the day she is free and safe – hopefully soon. More information here. 13 April 2013: Today, FEMEN activists stormed a conference at which Tunisian president Marzouki was speaking at in …

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Apr 11 2013

On 25 April 2013 we stand with Bangladeshi bloggers and activists!

In January, 29 year old blogger Asif Mohiuddin was stabbed. In February, 35 year old atheist blogger involved in the Shahbag protests, Ahmed Rajib, was brutally killed. Islamists continue to threaten prominent bloggers and have called for the “execution of 84 atheist bloggers for insulting religion”. Rather than defend freedom of expression and protect freethinkers, …

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Apr 07 2013

You must use the word Islamist!

The AP has revised its stylebook to no longer include the term Islamist. They explain why: Islamist” is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group’s Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation. Has the AP thought that maybe it carries a negative connotation because …

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Apr 05 2013

Yaay! Saudi Arabia lifts ban on female cyclists

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Yaay! There are reports that Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on female cyclists! A Saudi daily cited an unnamed official as saying women can now ride bikes in parks and recreational areas but must wear a full-body abaya, be accompanied by a male relative, and stay within certain areas. They are allowed to bike for recreational …

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