Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 04 2013

Calling ex-Muslim Imams and Mullahs


I spoke to Catherine Dunphy, Executive Director of the Clergy Project, at the Washington DC Women in Secularism conference end May about incorporating ex-Muslim imams and mullahs into the Clergy Project which is a confidential online community for faithless clergy. If you are an imam and mullah who has finally seen the light, please get …

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Jun 03 2013

Protests in Turkey continue

Dozens have been injured, two have been killed, four have permanently lost their eyesight after being hit by gas canisters or plastic bullets, and more than 1,700 people arrested in 235 demonstrations in 67 cities in Turkey. Here’s a video showing brutal attacks on protesters by security forces. İstanbul/İzmir/Ankara Occupy Gezi-The Police Violence from Aybars …

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Jun 02 2013

Release Amina and FEMEN activists now


On 30 May, FEMEN activist Amina Tyler went on trial on charges of ”desecration of a grave” and “carrying harmful weapons”. She had scrawled the slogan FEMEN on a mosque wall and had pepper spray for her own protection with her. The judge decided to keep her jailed and added the charge of “attack on …

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Jun 02 2013

A kiss and the finger for Erdogan

By the way, 85 women’s groups have released a statement supporting Canan Arın, advocate and founder of Mor Çatı who is currently being charged with “insulting” Mohammed and President Abdullah Gül. During a conference on “Violence Against Women and Women Rights Law”, Arın mentioned that child marriages was a common practice in Turkey’s history mentioning …

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