Really iERA? Legal action?

Below is an email I just received from iERA – the organisation we recently exposed  as a hate group (not charity) in our report entitled Evangelising Hate.

They are now threatening the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) and myself with legal action unless we remove one paragraph on my blog (though they are also “taking legal advice on the whole report”).

Really iERA? Just one teeny tiny little paragraph though we have over 40 pages of the organisation’s hate speech documented in our report?

In the letter, the hate group says they have never called for anyone’s death. Well, we beg to differ and we think the facts speak for themselves.

And to prove our point, after the report was published, a number of iERA supporters/activists have called me a “murtad” and “munafiq”, which are clear death threats for anyone who knows the Islamist movement. There have been death threats against me on their Facebook page (which have now been deleted). Plus one of their speakers we exposed in our report, Adnan Rashid, has been calling me Janazie (which means a corpse)…

iERA: If anyone should face legal action it is you lot.

And no we will not be removing anything.

Here’s their letter, which if looked at carefully just exposes them even more…

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to you in relation to your “Evangelising Hate” report against iERA as well as further comments made by Maryam Namazie on the website entitled FreeThoughtBlogs ( where she wrote:

“The iERA has sent the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) two T-shirts. You know, the yellow ones which their dawah teams wear on the streets of Britain to hate-preach misogyny and death to apostates, gays, Jews, unveiled women, Muslims who don’t agree with them….”

We are taking legal advice on the report as a whole because we believe there are some blatant untruths and twisting of many matters. As for the paragraph above, this contains outright falsehood as iERA has never called for the death of anyone. In fact, iERA does not know of any mainstream organisation in the West who has called for the death to unveiled women or Muslims who don’t agree with them. We advise you to take down this paragraph as this puts Ms. Namazie and your organisation at considerable risk of legal action.

I look forward to your confirmation of taking down this quote.

Yours faithfully,

Abdurrahman bin Jaseem


  1. says

    “iERA does not know of any mainstream organisation in the West who has called for the death to unveiled women or Muslims who don’t agree with them”….Seriously! how pathetic and funny at the same time!

  2. Janet says

    To prove they’re not making death threats, Adnan Rashid calls you a “corpse”. And he puts that in writing.


  3. vulcan29 says

    iERA are a joke. A sick joke but a joke all the same!
    Take down the paragraph from your blog. NO!
    Take down iERA. YES. YES.!
    When will the iERA have the courage to come out into the open with their intentions? Too gutless to do that.

  4. Richard Green says

    Hah! Notice he says they have never called for the death of unveiled women and Muslims who don’t agree with them but leaves out apostates, gays and Jews. So they are upset with two out of the five death threats but are not quite so sure that their members/supporters haven’t threatened to kill the others.
    Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough.

  5. says

    This seems very much like a knee jerk childish reaction by this organizatoin (iERA). a bimch of novices), with no thought given to its consequences. Consequences which, in the least -will become an embarrassment for them -as they show that if they don’t follow it up, carry out their ‘idle threat’, and go to Court, they will then be seen by what followers they do have -as stupid, and not the right people to listen to or follow.

  6. wondersofPOSITIVEfreethoughts says

    We had enough NEGATIVE free thoughts on this blog …Let us think about the following to be honest to ourselves and be POSITIVE FREE THINKERS.(positivefreethoughtblogs)
    “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” (Muslims & Bukhari)

    “What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.” (Bukhari)

    “The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self.” (Bukhari)

    “Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.” (Muslim)

    “When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.” (Muslim)

    “If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like.” (Abu-Masud: Bukhari)

    “It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.” (Bukhari)

    “Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” (Muslim)

    “It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss.” (Muslim)

    “The best of you are those who are best to the women.” (Tirmidhi)

    “Whoever loveth to meet God, God loveth to meet him” (Bukhari)

    “Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know.” (Bukhari)

    “ you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another.” (Iyad b. Hinar al-Mujashi: Muslim)

    “A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation.” (Muslim)

    “Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds.” (Abu Huraira: Muslim)

    “The best richness is the richness of the soul.” (Bukhari)

    “Keep yourselves far from envy; because it eats up and takes away good actions, like a fire eats up and burns wood.” (Abu Dawud)

    “Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these.” (Bukhari)

    “When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

    “Verily, it is one of the respects to Allah to honor an old man.” (Bukhari)

    “I command you to treat women kindly…” (Bukhari)

    “Strive always to excel in virtue and truth.” (Bukhari)

    “He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

    “Allah is One and likes Unity.” (Muslim)

    “The best of alms is that, which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of.” (Bukhari)

    “The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry.” (Ibn Abbas: Baihaqi)

    “He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.” (Ibn Abbas: Tirmidhi)

    “No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself.” (Abu Hamza Anas: Bukhari & Muslim)

    “Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

    “The proof of a Muslim’s sincerity is, that he pays no heed to that, which is not his business.” (Abu Hureira: Tirmidhi)

    “Conduct yourself in this world, as if you are here to stay forever; prepare for eternity as if you have to die tomorrow.” (Bukhari)

    “The human being does not fill up any vessel worse than his stomach.” (Tirmidhi)

    “The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.” (Tirmidhi)

    “Women are the twin halves of men.” (Tirmidhi)

    “A father gives his child nothing better than a good education.” (Tirmidhi)

    “The strong person is not the one who can wrestle someone else down. The strong person is the one who can control himself when he is angry.” (Bukhari & Muslim)

    “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim.” (Tirmidhi)

    “Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.” (Muslims & Bukhari)

      • unique g says

        Cosy thought.

        Let not believers make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful – he that does this has nothing to hope for from Good – except in self-defense. God admonishes you to fear Him: for to God shall all return.

        Quran 3:28; “The Imrans,” Dawood, p. 52

        God’s curse be upon the infidels! Evil is that for which they have bartered away their souls. To deny God’s own revelation, grudging that He should reveal His bounty to whom He chooses from among His servants! They have incurred God’s most inexorable wrath. An ignominious punishment awaits the unbelievers.

        Quran 2:89-2:90, “The Cow,” Dawood, p. 13

        Lord…Give us victory over the unbelievers.

        Quran 2:286, “The Cow,” Dawood, p. 46

        “Lord…give us victory over the unbelievers.”

        Quran 3:148, “The Imrans,” Dawood, p. 67

        I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers.

        Quran 8:12, “The Spoils,” Dawood, p. 177

        Fight for the sake of God those that fight against you, but do not attack them first. God does not love the aggressors.

        Slay them wherever you find them. Drive them out of the places from which they drove you. Idolatry is worse than carnage.

        Quran 2:190-2:191, “The Cow,” Dawood, p. 28

        When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.

        Quran 9:5; “Repentance,” Dawood, p. 186

        Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. Hell shall be their home: an evil fate.

        Quran 9:73, “Repentance,” Dawood, p. 198

        Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.

        Quran 9:123, “Repentance,” Dawood, p. 206

        Garments of fire have been prepared for the unbelievers. Scalding water shall be poured upon their heads, melting their skins and that which is in their bellies. They shall be lashed with rods of iron.

        Whenever, in their anguish, they try to escape from Hell, back they shall be dragged, and will be told: “Taste the torment of the Conflagration!”

        Quran 22:19-20, “The Pilgrimage,” Dawood, p. 333

        Muhammad is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.

        Quran 48:29, “Victory,” Dawood, p. 514

        Those that deny Our revelations We will burn in fire. No sooner will their skins be consumed than We shall give them other skins, so that they may truly taste the scourge. God is mighty and wise.

        Quran 4:56, “Women,” Dawood, p. 86

        Those that make war against God and His apostle and spread disorder in the land shall be slain and crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the land.

        Quran 5:33, “The Table,” Dawood, p. 112

        When you meet the unbelievers in the battlefield strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly.

        Quran 47:4, “Muhammad,” Dawood, p. 506

        Let not the unbelievers think that they will ever get away. They have not the power to do so. Muster against them all the men and cavalry at your command, so that you may strike terror into the enemy of God and your enemy…

        Quran 8:59-60, “The Spoils,” Dawood, p. 183

        Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. They are friends with one another. Whoever of you seeks their friendship shall become one of their number. God does not guide the wrong-doers.

        Quran 5:51, “The Table,” Dawood, p. 116

        Believers, know that the idolaters [non-Muslims] are unclean. Let them not approach the Sacred Mosque after this year is ended.

        Quran 9:28, “Repentance,” Dawood, p. 190

        The unbelievers among the People of the Book [Bible] and the pagans shall burn for ever in the fire of Hell. They are the vilest of all creatures.

        Quran 98:6, “The Proof,” Dawood, p. 598

  7. says

    Sadly not surprising. Same goes for the comment on this post cherry picking quotes from the Q’uran and other sources.

    If they do manage to take you to court, please share the judge’s laughter and derision with us.

  8. wondersofPOSITIVEfreethoughts says

    @ unique g cosy thought,
    Those are the verses which you have mentioned were meant for the people who wage war against righteous people, humanity and truth.and you have mentioned those versus out of context….while i was posting those sayings i never thought you will think negatively and start inflicting hatred among visitors……I asked to think positive side of the versus (at 11) which has full of wisdom,love,mercy, charity and righteousness.

    • Holms says

      wondersofPOSITIVEfreethoughts posts:
      [Loads of positive stuff from the Koran]
      “Therefore Islam is peaceful! Yay!”

      unique g posts:
      [loads of negative stuff from the Koran]

      wondersofPOSITIVEfreethoughts posts:
      “OMG out of context! Inflicting hatred! Only the positive stuff counts!”


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