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Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28 2014

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani attempted suicide

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According to Mina Ahadi and the International Committee against Stoning, Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani attempted suicide in Tabriz prison and was transferred to hospital on 23 February. After several days she was transferred back to the prison’s clinic and remains in terrible physical and psychological state. The Islamic regime of Iran must release …

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Feb 28 2014

David Bleines Tribute

David Bleines died yesterday. Our most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. David was a fine, kind and brave man. A secularist with a lively mind. He had once been a member of a cult and understood how hard it could be to break away from harmful beliefs and strike out without organisational …

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Feb 24 2014

Survey on Gender Segregation at Universities

Dear friend One Law for All, in conjunction with Southall Black Sisters and Fitnah, is conducting a survey as part of a research project investigating the nature and impact of segregation, specifically gender segregation, at universities in the United Kingdom. If you have experienced gender segregation at a university, please take a few moments to …

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Feb 15 2014

Will you support a free-thinking, taboo-breaking TV magazine?

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I and a group of activists want to start Bread and Roses – a weekly taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East as well as globally via satellite TV and social media. The programme will address crucial issues such as Sharia courts, sex segregation, Islamism, religion …

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Feb 14 2014

Do something useful on valentine’s day

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Why not do something useful on valentine’s Day (besides eating chocolate) and support political prisoners in Iran. Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran is organising protests today asking us all to remember that lack of medical attention in Iranian prisons has put the lives of hundreds of political prisoners in danger. The Islamic régime …

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Feb 13 2014

It takes courage to go against the grain

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By now you must have heard about the campaign by a 17 year old girl Fahma Mohamed with the Guardian to end FGM. The petition, which has received nearly 200,000 signatures, has succeeded in getting Fahma a meeting with the Education Secretary to raise a very simple yet effective solution to this horrendous problem in …

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Feb 12 2014

The Square makes your heart sing

Unfortunately the magnificent film Al Midan (The Square) on the Egyptian revolution by female director Jehane Noujaim is no longer available on Youtube but the trailer below is enough to make your heart sing. Go and see it when it comes to your city. You must. The revolution is coming back, no matter what… (Via Abbas …

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Feb 12 2014

HOLD THESE DATES: EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED

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UPCOMING EVENTS HOLD THESE DATES Fundraiser for Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain: Marlene Dietrich – an affectionate tribute Date: Thursday 27 February 2014 Time: 19:30-21:45 Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Join Terry Sanderson as he explores the extraordinary life and career of one of the 20th century’s great entertainers. Using …

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Feb 11 2014

Not an Islamic revolution

The Islamic regime of Iran celebrates the “Islamic revolution” today. But Islamism has only brought untold misery and brutality to the people of Iran (and the world). Islamism is not a cause for celebration; it only came to power on the back of a suppressed revolution and the slaughter of a generation. Whilst history is …

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Feb 10 2014

Happy

Young people in Tunisia are posting videos of themselves dancing to Pharrell’s Happy song as a form of defiance. Islamists have said the dancing is just ”debauchery and moral decay” but the videos have received tens of thousands of hits and loads of support. Their coming to power heralds the death of music and dance so …

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Feb 04 2014

Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is just plain offensive

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Editorial from latest issue of Fitnah’s Unveiled Rouhani’s “charm offensive” (including the “historic nuclear deal” and the promise of opening Iran up for business) is the other side of the coin of the regime’s intensification of repression. If you smile rather than scowl and utter sweet nothings and empty promises, the global powers that be …

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Feb 04 2014

On World Hijab Day

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World Hijab Day Editorial from latest issue of Fitnah’s Unveiled 1 February is World Hijab Day. What next? Maybe a World Mutilation Day to show support for women and girls who have been mutilated and World Child Marriages Day when we can marry off our under-aged daughters to show support and solidarity with religious and …

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Feb 04 2014

February 2014 Unveiled: anti-immigration confusion, World Hijab Day and on Hassan Rouhani

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Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation  February 2014; Volume 2, Issue 2 Editor: Maryam Namazie; Design: Kiran Opal Pdf version of publication available here. In this issue: Interview with Kenan Malik: Secularism, Islamism and the Anti-Immigration Confusion January 2014 Newsflash Campaign: End Ban on Female Fans in Iran; Stadiums for All Editorials: Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is just …

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