Category Archive: event

Apr 17 2014

I’m at American Atheist Convention

I’ve just arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah for the American Atheist Convention which starts Thursday! I’ll be speaking on apostasy and nude protest as challenges to Islamism and Islam. More details here.

Nov 05 2013

My speaking engagements this month

I will be speaking in Brighton tomorrow 6 November at a meeting organised by the Brighton Secular Humanists at 730pm at Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton University, Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0JY. More information available here. After that I will be speaking at NYU during 15-16 November at the Global Secularisms Conference at New York …

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Aug 10 2013

I’m in Edinburgh this weekend

I will be speaking in Edinburgh, Scotland tomorrow 11 August 2013 from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at: The Jam House, 5 Queen Street, EH2 1JE at Skeptics on the Fringe Festival. I’ll be speaking on “Secularism is my right; freedom my culture”. More details here. I know I’ve received a lot of responses to my two recent blog …

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Feb 20 2013

I am away for a week

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am away this week and won’t be blogging. I’ll be at the below events the following week: 25 February 2013 Ex-Muslim apostate and refugee meet-up group from 11:30am-1:00pm. To RSVP and receive further details, email [email protected] February 26, 2013 Birmingham Reason Week 26 February 2013 Birmingham, …

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Nov 07 2012

Panahi’s This is Not a Film

I will be in Jersey from tomorrow where I will be speaking at the Amnesty International Jersey Human Rights Festival on the situation in Iran and free expression after the screening of Jafar Panahi’s film – ‘This is not a Film’. More details here. I won’t be blogging until Monday.

Nov 02 2012

Where I’ll be this month

I’ll be at the following places this month: Tomorrow 3 November 2012, I’ll be attending and speaking at One Law for All’s Passion for Freedom Art Festival private view from 6.30-9.30pm. More details here. During 8-11 November 2012 I will be speaking at the Jersey Human Rights Festival on the human rights situation in Iran, censorship and Sharia law. More …

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Aug 18 2012

Ex-Muslim Women Coffee Morning

Ex-Muslim Women’s Coffee Morning The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is organising a second meet-up for ex-Muslim women after the summer term to provide a safe space for meeting like-minded friends and discussing concerns. The second meet-up will be held on Friday 7 September from 11:30am-1pm in central London. If you would like to join …

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Aug 03 2012

Sex and Secularism

I am off today to Montreal, Canada where I will be speaking on Sharia law, the veil and sexual apartheid on Saturday 4 August at the Sex and Secularism conference hosted by Humanist Canada, the Quebec Humanist Association and the Quebec Secular Movement. More details can be found here.

Jul 10 2012

Coffee morning for ex-Muslim women

Join the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s Coffee Morning for Ex-Muslim Women The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is organising monthly coffee mornings for women who want to meet like-minded ex-Muslims to chat, discuss concerns and make new friends. The first coffee morning will be held this Friday 13 July from 11:30am-1pm in central London. …

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Jun 27 2012

I’ll be on Aljazeera’s The Stream tonight

Al Jazeera’s social media-driven show, The Stream, will be speaking with Richard Dawkins on atheism, religion and culture tonight. It goes live at 19:30 GMT (8:30 p.m. in London). I’ll be participating in a Google+ Hangout panel which can ask Dawkins questions and make comments. I’ve never used Google+ before but hopefully I’ll be able to …

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Jun 21 2012

It’s on Saturday

Join us to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain on Saturday 23 June 2012 from 13.00-16.00hours in London. There is still space so book your tickets today if you can join us! Speakers and acts include: Renowned Philosopher AC Grayling Writer and Documentary-maker Gita Sahgal Comedian Kate Smurthwaite Theoretical Physicist …

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May 24 2012

Where do you draw the line?

On 26 May 2012 from 4.30 – 6pm at the Brighton Dome, Pavilion Theatre, I will be joining a panel discussion staged by Index on Censorship and Free Word as part of this year’s Brighton Festival called ‘Where do you draw the line?’ Open dialogue is the key to a healthy, cohesive society, but some …

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May 18 2012

Kamloops here I come

I am off to Kamloops, BC Canada to speak at the Imagine No Religion 2 Conference being held during 18-20 May 2012. For more information on the conference, click here. It’s been sold out. I’m looking forward to seeing some of the greats there (I’ll be seeing PZ again, yay!) but am not looking forward …

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Apr 28 2012

I’m off for a week

As I mentioned before, I will be away 28 April – 6 May 2012 during which time I’ll be joining the Centre for Inquiry’s River Cruise to speak about Sharia law and Secularism as well as Free Expression and Islam. Other speakers will be Richard Dawkins and Ronald Lindsay. Here’s more details. I will have …

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Mar 13 2012

Sharia Law and Human Rights: Take Two

Tomorrow is 14 March – International Day to Defend Blasphemers and Apostates. To mark the day, Anne Marie Waters and I will be speaking on ‘Sharia Law and Human Rights’ at Queen Mary. Sounds familiar? Yup; this is a repeat of the meeting that was cancelled by organisers in January after Islamist threats. Well we’re …

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Mar 09 2012

I am soon off to Manchester

I am soon off to Manchester for the QED Science and Skepticism Conference that will take place during 10-11 March 2012 at the Piccadilly Hotel. I’ll be speaking on Secularism, Multiculturalism and Citizenship on the Sunday. For more information on the conference, visit here. If any of you are coming, I’ll see you there!

Mar 04 2012

Sharia Law – Divine Claims and Harsh Realities

I’m back from a really good panel discussion on secularism in Ghent. I’ll post my talk when I manage to type it up but am madly working with Sonya Barnett of SlutWalk to finish up the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar, which is looking quite beautiful, thanks to Sonya. We’re sending it off to the printers …

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Mar 02 2012

Only secular values are universal

I am soon off to Ghent, where I will be speaking on a panel Saturday morning on whether there can be universal values other than secular ones. I think not. Here are details: ‘Freethinking Women’s Organisation of Oost-Vlaanderen’ has organised a debate on 3 March 2012 in Ghent, Belgium on ‘Can universal values be other …

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Feb 01 2012

Sheffield and Stockholm

I will be speaking in Sheffield on Sharia law today. Details: 1 February 2012 Sheffield: Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a meeting organised by the Sheffield Humanist Society on Wednesday 1st February at The Friends Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield S1 2EW from 6:30 to 8:00pm. The talk will be on “One …

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Aug 28 2010

Thousands came out in over 100 cities

PR No. 55 August 28, 2010 August 28, 2010, registered as a historic day in the struggle against the barbarism of the Islamic Republic of Iran Today, August 28, thousands of citizens in 32 countries came out in response to the call by the International Committee Against Stoning, the International Committee Against Execution, Mission Free …

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