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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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Jan 22 2014

When will LibDems side with us?

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It’s not surprising that the Liberal Democrats have again sided with Islamist values at the expense of Muslims, ex-Muslims and others. Not surprising but frustrating nonetheless. In the latest saga, they have decided to admonish their candidate Maajid Nawaz who has received death threats for merely stating the obvious: he – like many Muslims – …

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Jan 22 2014

Support ex-Muslim atheist Nasir Irshad! He must be granted asylum in the UK

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is pleased that an Afghan atheist recently gained asylum and protection in Britain for his atheism. Whilst this is being hailed as the first case of its kind, the CEMB has worked on countless asylum cases over the past several years with a rising number securing asylum based on …

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Jan 16 2014

End Ban on Female Fans in Iran; Stadiums for All

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Today, over 130 distinguished signatories are calling for “Stadiums for All” and an end to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 34-year ban on female fans in the run-up to the June 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Signatories to the open letter include Alda Facio, Founder and First Director of the Women’s Caucus for Gender …

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Jan 16 2014

UK’s smacking law like Sharia

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You can smack a child in the UK if it’s for “reasonable chastisement and does not leave a serious mark”. It reminds me of the Sharia law that allows men to beat their disobedient wives as long as they leave no marks (or at least according to the “Islamic feminist” interpretation). The Children’s Commissioner for England, …

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Jan 14 2014

To UN: UK Public institutions continue to fail to uphold an environment free of discrimination

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14 January 2014 Ms. Farida Shaheed Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Dear Ms. Shaheed, We write to draw your attention to the increasing incidence of gender segregation on public university campuses in the United Kingdom, and to seek your intervention …

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Jan 10 2014

In support of professor Grayson and gender equality at York University

York University is standing by its sexist decision to allow a student to be excused from a group project because the presence of women interfered with his “firm religious beliefs” even after his professor refused the request. To defend professor Grayson and gender equality, please sign the petition here. Here’s a letter we have signed in …

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Jan 07 2014

Joint statement on legal note to Universities UK against their guidance condoning gender segregation

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Joint statement of Southall Black Sisters, One Law for All, Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation and LSE SU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society We are pleased to learn of the legal note submitted to Universities UK (UUK) yesterday in the name of Radha Bhatt, a student of Cambridge University, against their Guidance condoning gender segregation. …

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Dec 31 2013

Fitnah’s Unveiled: Against Gender Apartheid

Unveiled A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation January 2014 Volume 2, Issue 1 Editor: Maryam Namazie Design: Kiran Opal Read PDF file here. Against gender apartheid: Mixing is the future of humanity Interview with Marieme Helie Lucas Maryam Namazie: What is the nature of the recent sex segregation scandal at Universities UK …

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Dec 29 2013

Campaign against gender segregation will persist

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Dear friend Thank you so much for all your support during 2013, particularly for our most recent campaign against gender segregation at universities in the UK, which we organised in conjunction with Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, Southall Black Sisters, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and LSE Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society. Nearly 9,500 …

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