Monthly Archive: March 2014

Mar 28 2014

وقتی زن بودن یک جرم است، اعتراض عریان یک چالش سیاسی مهم علنی است

Cover-Amina Sboui-Maryam Namazie-Aliaa Magda Elmahdy - by Waleed El Husseini

انترناسیونال ۵۵۰ وقتی زن بودن یک جرم است، اعتراض عریان یک چالش سیاسی مهم علنی است مریم نمازی همه مذاهب دیدی تحقیر آميز نسبت به زن و بدن او دارند. اسلام  متفاوت از بقیه نیست. اما به دلیل اینکه امروز اسلام پرچم یک جنبش سیاسی است که قدرت دولتی را هم در دست دارد، بدن …

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Mar 28 2014

I’ll be in Poland at Atheist Congress this weekend

I will be speaking at the first Atheist Days in Warsaw, Poland on 28-29 March. The event starts on Friday (28.03) with an evening of atheist movies. On 29.03, there will be a march of atheists followed by the historical reconstruction of the execution of the nobleman Lyszczynski, the author of the treaty “On non …

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Mar 27 2014

The Law Society must withdraw its guidance on Sharia-succession rules


We, the undersigned, are appalled to learn that the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, has issued Sharia-related guidance on wills, succession and inheritance. The guidance says: “Certain principles of Sharia are different to English succession laws. For example, it is not possible to inherit under Sharia rules via a …

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Mar 27 2014

Who speaks for British Muslims

A few days ago, BBC Newsnight showed a programme by Maajid Nawaz entitled “Who speaks for British Muslims” (you can see it below). Over the past few days, there’s been a huge uproar about how he could have dared to include me – an ex-Muslim – as a “minority voice”. In the programme I explained …

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Mar 27 2014

Diversity Awards

Several people have nominated me for the National Diversity Awards as a positive role model. Thank you! Though I have a sneaky feeling that I am not the type of diversity they are looking for. Diversity is lovely, don’t get me wrong, but usually from the multicultural and culturally relativist point of view, diversity often …

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Mar 24 2014

Iran: Save Rayhaneh Jabbari from execution by hanging

Reyhaneh Jabbari - photo from rowzane

Reyhaneh Jabbari is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. In July 2007 she was alone inside a coffee shop and was speaking on her phone about architecture and design. Morteza, a physician and a former employee of the feared Iranian Intelligence Services, overheard the conversation, approached her …

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Mar 23 2014

I will be nude, I will protest, and I will challenge you to your core!


All religions have a disturbing view of the female and her body. Islam is no different.  Given that Islamism – a regressive political movement with state power and political influence in many places – is using Islam as its banner, however, women’s sexuality and bodies are policed and criminalised and misogyny is encouraged and imposed …

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Mar 20 2014

Happy Nowrooz!


Happy Nowrooz all! Here’s our Haft Seen table. looks a bit sad! There is a lot to be grateful in the New Year, including family, friends and loved ones and the fact that we have one life to live and need to make the best of it and do our utmost to leave this world …

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Mar 10 2014

در دفاع از برهنگى

 جديد مصاحبه ديروز من با فرانسه ۲۴ ****** دوستان زيادى دلايل اعتراض برهنگى ام را از من پرسيدند. بزودى توضيحات بيشترى خواهم داد (اما امشب کلوب کمدى کافر را دارم سازمان مى  دهم و پس فردا پرواز مى کنم به آمريکا براى سخنرانى در دانشگاه ميزورى) اما براى الان خوب است چند مطلب قديمى به …

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Mar 08 2014

Nude protest for Intl Women’s Day


Today, 8 March, International Women’s Day, Amina Sboui, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Solmaz Vakilpour, Safia Lebdi, Meriam Russel and myself protested nude in support of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa at the Louvre in Paris. I didn’t want to just hold the Islamic regime of Iran’s flag so I cut out the …

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Mar 06 2014

69 hours left to help…


37 wonderful people have given £1,790 to make our taboo-breaking, free-thinking TV magazine a reality. The donation that has pleased us the most so far is the £1 given by an Iranian asylum seeker who couldn’t afford more but we’re also very excited about every other donation up to £500! Thank you! But here’s our …

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Mar 03 2014

I’ll be in Missouri, Warsaw and Utah in the next few weeks

15-16 March 2014 Columbia, Missouri Maryam Namazie will be speaking at the Missouri University SASHA (Skeptics, Atheists, Secular Humanists and Agnostics) conference in Columbia, Missouri. More information here. 28-30 March 2014 Warsaw, Poland Maryam Namazie will be speaking at the first Atheist Days in Poland on 28-30 March. The event starts on Friday (28.03) with …

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Mar 02 2014

I am left cursing

Here’s a video of a young man being executed in Iran. He wants to say goodbye to his mother who can be heard screaming in the crowd. He struggles with the regime’s executioners, kicks one of them to cheers in the crowd but is then subdued and hung… You can then hear the regime’s mercenaries …

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