Category Archive: Arab Spring

Apr 01 2012

Nudity is freedom


I just got back from yesterday’s brilliant FEMEN Paris action in support of women in the Middle East and North Africa. Most certainly, nudity is freedom… Censored Femen: Paris Nudite – Liberte manifesto… by TECHNOLOGOS In addition to FEMEN Activists and I, other protestors included popular Lebanese actress Darina Al Jondy and well-known French women’s …

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Feb 27 2012

A debate with ‘Human Rights’ Watch

If you recall, a while back, I and a number of other campaigners and rights organisations wrote an open letter to ‘Human Rights’ Watch Director Kenneth Roth criticising his apologetic stance towards Islamism. The letter was recently published in the New York Review of Books Blog along with a response from the organisation. It’s basically …

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Feb 10 2012

To Human Rights Watch: Separation of religion from state is the most basic guarantee of rights

An Open Letter to Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Dear Kenneth Roth, In your Introduction to Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012, “Time to Abandon the Autocrats and Embrace Rights,” you urge support for the newly elected governments that have brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Tunisia and Egypt. In your …

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Jan 22 2012

Human Rights Watch – You are Disgusting!

Human Rights Watch director Kenneth Roth says in the group’s annual report that the past year’s Arab Spring uprisings across the region have shown it is vital for the West to end its policy of backing ‘an array of Arab autocrats’ in exchange for supporting Western interests. So far so good. But then the organisation …

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Nov 18 2011

Aliaa is not obscene; you are!

The disgusting Islamists have taken legal action against Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and her blogger boyfriend for ‘violating morals, inciting indecency and insulting Islam’.

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Nov 18 2011

Nude photo of Egyptian blogger is a scream against Islamism

Student, atheist and blogger, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 20, posted naked pictures of herself on her blog to show her “screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy”. Showing her body particularly at a time when Islamists in Egypt are trying to secure power is the ultimate act of rebellion. Don’t forget …

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Nov 13 2011

Why we rejected Islam: In solidarity with Arab-speaking athiests and agnostics

Here’s a video of those who have rejected Islam speaking in solidarity with Arab-speaking atheists and agnostics:

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Nov 04 2011

On the ‘Arab Spring’ and its links with the 99% movement – A must read!

Here’s the edited transcript of a TV International interview I did with Hamid Taqvaee on the Arab Spring, broadcast during October 2011. He’s leader of the Worker-communist Party of Iran. Interview with Hamid Taqvaee Maryam Namazie: Is the Arab Spring linked to the global 99% movement? Hamid Taqvaee: Of course it is linked! First of …

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