12 July Action: Free Labour Activists Now!

Worker-communist Party of Iran Abroad – UK branch is calling all Trade unions and labour organisations, human rights bodies and the public to support and join the international solidarity with imprisoned Iranian Labour activist Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzaden.

Reza Shabi is a member of the Executive Committee of Tehran Vahed Bus Company Workers’ Union has been on hunger strike since June 1st in protest to his being transferred to the notorious Rejai-Shahr prison to prevent him from receiving medical treatment.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a leading workers’ right activist who was kept in solitary confinement until June 29 was allowed to meet his family and immediately on the same night, the intelligence services of the Islamic regime of Iran raided his home and interrogated his 15 year old son Nima, who suffers from leukemia and has been under treatment.

To protest against the Islamic regime of Iran which is imposing life-threatening conditions on Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, we are supporting the international day on Saturday 12 July 2014 in solidarity with Reza Shahabi and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh and demand immediate release of these two and other jailed workers who have committed no wrong but defending workers right!

Solidarity Protest Saturday 12 July 2014
London: Trafalgar Square (National Gallery)
2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

For further information and to organise support please contact WPI–UK Branch fariborz_pooya@yahoo.co.uk ++ 44 (0) 7861 740 999

Women in the Revolutions

Bread and Roses TV – A Political Social Magazine on New Channel TV
With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya, and Bahram Soroush
Director: Reza Moradi; Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi

برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد
با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى
کارگردان: رضا مرادى٬ مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

THIS WEEK’S PROGRAMME/برنامه ها

زنان در انقلابات
۹ ژوئيه ۲۰۱۴
مصاحبه با مجدولين عبيده٬ فعال حقوق زن اهل ليبى

Women in Revolution
8 July 2014
Interview with Magdulien Abaida, Libyan Women’s Rights Activist


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20 July – International day to defy fasting rules during Ramadan

فارسى

A media outlet associated with the Islamic regime of Iran has condemned a Bread and Roses TV programme in which we drink wine and eat bread in solidarity with all the people who are faced with the Islamic regime of Iran’s security forces and thugs during Ramadan. Those who violate compulsory fasting rules face criminal offences and are met with harassment, beatings, 10 days to 2 months in prison and 74 lashes. (These restrictions can also be found in many others countries from Saudi Arabia to Morocco.)

Apparently, our programme entitled ‘happy fasting violations’ has caused a headache for the regime, given its quick response: “Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Soroush and Maryam Namazie, three mercenary counter-revolutionary elements, have in the past few days broadcast a clip entitled ‘happy defying fasting rules’ in cyberspace encouraging opponents of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran to defy fasting regulations! In this clip, Maryam Namazie, an immoral and corrupt woman who is considered a counter-revolutionary tool earning a living by doing anything to jostle a position for herself amongst the counter-revolutionaries, along with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush, drinks alcohol to the health of those who undermine the fasting rules; and according to her comes to challenge the system. She also encourages opponents to strike at the system by violating fasting rules”.

One can only laugh out loud at this nonsense. Of course I will encourage people to violate fasting rules! A regime that criminalises what people eat, drink and think and suppresses them deserves nothing less than our contempt. All the people who transgress its inhuman norms deserve our greatest support and solidarity.

Just as people in Iran violate gender segregation at stadiums, or unveil or … what could be better than defying fasting rules by eating in public during Ramadan?

I suggest that we hold an International Day to Defy Fasting Rules on 20 July at 1pm in support of all those who have been harassed, intimidated, beaten, abused, imprisoned, and flogged during Ramadan. At 1pm, I will be picnicking at Hyde Park with friends of Bread and Roses. Where will you be?

To join in the international day, send us details of your picnics, or email us video footage and photos of your picnics for broadcast on Bread and Roses TV.

From Iran to Maldives, Jordan to Iraq and Afghanistan, onwards towards an international movement of defying fasting rules!

Bread and Roses
نان و گل سرخ
Email: nanogolesorkh@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NanoGoleSorkh
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Telephone: +44 20 3287 6128

روز بين المللى روزه خوارى

English

مريم نمازى

یکى از سایتهاى وابسته به جمهورى اسلامى برنامه نان و گل سرخ  ما را که در همبستگى با تمام مردمى است که در ماه رمضان مورد هجوم دستگاههاى پلیسى و ارازل و اوباش جمهورى اسلامى قرار میگیرند محکوم کرده است. در ایرانِ تحت حکومت اسلام، خوردن غذا و نوشیدن آب در تابستان گرم در ماه رمضان جرم است و هر متخاطى از این قوانین با آزار و اذیت خیابانى و بعلاوه ده روز تا دو ماه  زندان و ٧۴ ضربه شلاق روبرو است.

ظاهرا کلیپ “روزه خوارى تان مبارک” براى جمهورى اسلامى دردسر درست کرده که با چنین سرعتی عکس العمل نشان داده است: “فریبرز پویا، بهرام سروش و مریم نمازی سه عنصر خودفروخته ضد انقلاب هستند که در روزهای اخیر با انتشار کلیپی با عنوان “روزه خواری شما مبارک” در فضای مجازی مخالفان نظام مقدس جمهوری اسلامی ایران را تشویق به روزه خواری کردند. مریم نمازی که یک هرزه و زن فاسد و از ابزارهای ضد انقلاب برای جو سازی به شمار می آید و برای امرار معاش دست به هر کاری می زند و برای این که در میان ضد انقلاب جایی باز کند در این کلیپ به همراه فریبرز پویا و بهرام سروش با خوردن مشروب به سلامتی کسانی که روزه خواری می کنند به قول خودش به مقابله با نظام آمده است!!! و مخالفان نظام را هم تشویق می کند برای ضربه زدن به جمهوری اسلامی روزه خواری کنند.”

آدم با خواندن این اراجیف، خنده که سهل است، قهقه میزند! البته که من مردم را به روزه خوارى تشویق میکنم. حکومتى که غذا خوردن، آب نوشیدن و اندیشیدن مردم را جرم میداند و سرکوب میکند، چیزى بجز تحقیر از سوی ما نثارش نخواهد شد، و مردمى که این قوانین را هر روز زیر پا مى گذارند بیشترین همبستگى انسانى و حمایت را بهمراه خواهند داشت.

همانطور که مردم در ایران هر روز آپارتاید جنسى را زیر پا میگذارند، حجاب از سر میکشند و …، چه چیزی بهتر از این که قوانین روزه و رمضان را در روز روشن و علنى پایمال کنند؟ جنبش جهانى روزه خوارى پاسخ این هاست.

من پيشنهاد ميكنم كه در هبستگى با تمام كسانى كه در ماه رمضان  تحت فشار، آزار و آزيت ، تعقيب و سركوب قرار دارند يكشنبه ٢۰ ژوئيه ٢۰١٤ را روز بين المللي روزه خوارى اعلام كنيم. ما در هايد پارك لندن ساعت يك بعد از ظهر بهمراه دوستان نان و گل سرخ پيك نيك برگزار ميكنيم.  شما كجا خواهيد بود؟

براى پيوستن به اين روز بين المللى روزه خوارى برنامه هاى خود را براى ما بفرستيد، وديوكليپ و عكس هاى  براى پخش در برنامه تلويزيونى نان و گل سرخ براى ما ايميل كنيد. همچنين ميتوانيد در .فيس بوك ما برنامه ها و عكس هاى خود را بگذاريد

 !پيش بسوى جنبش جهانى روزه خوارى

Bread and Roses

نان و گل سرخ

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Telephone: +44 20 3287 6128

جام شراب ما در همبستگی با روزه خواران علنی

ruzehxary-wine
از ژورنال

یکى از سایتهاى وابسته به جمهورى اسلامى برنامه نان و گل سرخ ما را که در همبستگى با تمام مردمى است که در ماه رمضان مورد هجوم دستگاههاى پلیسى و ارازل و اوباش جمهورى اسلامى قرار میگیرند محکوم کرده است. در ایرانِ تحت حکومت اسلام، خوردن غذا و نوشیدن آب در تابستان گرم در ماه رمضان جرم است و هر متخاطى از این قوانین با آزار و اذیت خیابانى و بعلاوه ده روز تا دو ماه زندان و ٧۴ ضربه شلاق روبرو است.

ظاهرا کلیپ “روزه خوارى تان مبارک ” براى جمهورى اسلامى دردسر درست کرده که با چنین سرعتی عکس العمل نشان داده است: “فریبرز پویا، بهرام سروش و مریم نمازی سه عنصر خودفروخته ضد انقلاب هستند که در روزهای اخیر با انتشار کلیپی با عنوان “روزه خواری شما مبارک” در فضای مجازی مخالفان نظام مقدس جمهوری اسلامی ایران را تشویق به روزه خواری کردند. مریم نمازی که یک هرزه و زن فاسد و از ابزارهای ضد انقلاب برای جو سازی به شمار می آید و برای امرار معاش دست به هر کاری می زند و برای این که در میان ضد انقلاب جایی باز کند در این کلیپ به همراه فریبرز پویا و بهرام سروش با خوردن مشروب به سلامتی کسانی که روزه خواری می کنند به قول خودش به مقابله با نظام آمده است!!! و مخالفان نظام را هم تشویق می کند برای ضربه زدن به جمهوری اسلامی روزه خواری کنند.”

آدم با خواندن این اراجیف، خنده که سهل است، قهقه میزند! البته که من مردم را به روزه خوارى تشویق میکنم. حکومتى که غذا خوردن، آب نوشیدن و اندیشیدن مردم را جرم میداند و سرکوب میکند، چیزى بجز تحقیر از سوی ما نثارش نخواهد شد، و مردمى که این قوانین را هر روز زیر پا مى گذارند بیشترین همبستگى انسانى و حمایت را بهمراه خواهند داشت.

همانطور که مردم در ایران هر روز آپارتاید جنسى را زیر پا میگذارند، حجاب از سر میکشند و …، چه چیزی بهتر از این که قوانین روزه و رمضان را در روز روشن و علنى پایمال کنند؟ جنبش جهانى روزه .خوارى پاسخ این هاست

مریم نمازی

Promotion of the violation of fasting rules by drinking alcohol to challenge the system

enghelabnews

The below is the full translation of an article published in a media outlet associated with the Islamic regime of Iran against Bread and Roses TV and its hosts Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush. Read it and laugh!

Promotion of the violation of fasting rules by drinking alcohol to challenge the system
Enghelab News
7 July 2014

Counter-revolutionaries who use any means to conspire in the media against the sacred system of the Islamic Republic, have this time broadcast a clip encouraging opponents of the system to break fasting rules in order to oppose the Islamic Republic’s system!

According to the media monitoring service of ‘Engelab News’: Fariborz Pooya, Bahram Soroush and Maryam Namazie, three mercenary counter-revolutionary elements, have in the past few days broadcast a clip entitled “happy fasting violations” in cyberspace encouraging opponents of the sacred system of the Islamic Republic of Iran to violate fasting rules!

In this clip, Maryam Namazie, an immoral and corrupt woman who is considered a counter-revolutionary tool earning a living by doing anything to jostle a position for herself amongst the counter-revolutionaries, along with Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush, drinks alcohol to the health of those who undermine the fasting rules; and according to her comes to challenge the system. She also encourages opponents to strike at the system by violating fasting rules.

With this ridiculous and farcical action, Maryam Namazie is even more exposed than before because she has not been and is not accepted amongst some counter-revolutionary elements. Some of them have even officially said Namazie is a harlot and a corrupt woman who just wants to jostle a position and promote herself amongst the counter-revolutionaries.

In this clip, these counter-revolutionary elements led by Maryam Namazie officially declare their solidarity with those who violate fasting rules in Iran and give them support!

Maryam Namazie has had a secret long term affair with Farokh Negahdar and has been known to be his girl friend.

In the past, counter -revolutionaries have tried to encourage fasting violations but not in such an absurd and ridiculous manner as drinking wine in the holy month of Ramadan.

Support Iranian Labour activists. Reza Shahabi life is in danger

10346106_750929241631298_2506882444654765833_nReza Shahabi and Behanm Ebrahimzadeh need urgent support
The life of Reza Shahabi is in real danger

Reza Shahabi, a member of the executive board of the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company(Vahed), has been jailed for his part in the great bus workers’ strike in 2006 and in forming the bus workers’ union. He has already served more than three years of a four-year sentence.

There are concerns that he is dying due to his hunger strike in Gohardasht Prison. On 1 June 2014 Shahabi was transferred from ward 350 to Gohardasht Prison rather than being transferred to hospital for surgery. Since his transfer to Gohardasht Prison, Reza Shahabi has been on a hunger strike for the past 35 days, he is in now critical health conditions and his life is in danger. No prison authorities or the Islamic regime officials have paid any attention to his legitimate demands yet. Shahrokh Zamani, another worker activist in Iran who himself is under constant threat and pressure in Gohardasht prison has expressed his serious concerns for the life of the jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi.

Shahabi suffers from multiple medical conditions, including a severe back problem. Unfinished treatments have led to deterioration in Shahabi’s condition; problems in his neck, back and arms and legs are threatening and might paralyse him. In a protest letter to the prison authorities, he writes: “I have problems in both my legs, which go numb and are getting weaker, so I can only get up with massage and with the help of my cell mates”. He then asks: “Is this anything but prisoners’ slow death through physical and mental exhaustion”? He says, if anything happens to him, the responsibility lies with the judiciary, the prisons’ organisation and the highest state authorities.

Another labour activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, has been in prison since June 2010 on a five-year sentence for union activities. During a recent assault on political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison on 17th of June, he was among the prisoners who were severely beaten up and injured and moved to ward 240 of Evin prison. Due to massive protests, he was moved back to ward 350 on May Day. On May 3rd, he was moved to ward 209. (Ward 209 is the interrogation unit of Evin Prison in Tehran. Run by the Ministry of the intelligence, torture and maltreatment is routinely practised as part of the interrogations.) Authorities has forbidden him visitors since then.

We are concerned for his well-being too. Before the time he was moved to general ward 209, he had the chance to meet his family on June 27. However, following this meeting police forces raided his home and took their computers and some documents; the police threatened his wife and his 15 years old son in order to extract from them whatever they knew.

It should also be noted that Nima Ebrahimzadeh, Behnam’s only son, suffers leukaemia, a fact that has added to Behnam Ebrahimzadeh’s psychological distress.

Ebrahimzadeh is a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Labour Organisations and a campaigner for children’s rights. He has been subjected to severe torture during his incarceration.

We call on all trade unions and human rights organisations around the world and all those appalled by the horrific human rights abuse in Iran to support Reza Shahabi, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh and workers rights in Iran.

All jailed trade unionists and political prisoners must be freed immediately and unconditionally! Harassment of workers and their families must stop immediately!

Free Them Now! Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran

Shahla Daneshfar shahla_daneshfar@yahoo.com
Bahram Soroush bahram.soroush@gmail.com
free-them-now.blogspot.co.uk/
4 July 2014

What isn’t wrong with Islamic and faith Schools?

نقش مخرب مذهب در آموزش و پرورش
برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد٬ ۲ ژوئيه ۲۰۱۴
با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى
مصاحبه با آليا سليم٬ فعال قانون برابر براى همه
کارگردان: رضا مرادى
مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

What isn’t wrong with Islamic and faith Schools?
Bread and Roses, 1 July 2014
With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush
Interview with Aliyah Saleem who attended an Islamic school for 6 years in Britain and 1 year in Pakistan
One Law for All activist.
Director: Reza Moradi.
Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi.

Executions protect state not society

This week’s Programme on Bread and Roses TV in Persian and English.

عدام براى حفاطت از دولت است نه جامعه

برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد٬ ۲۵ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴
با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى
مصاحبه با سخنگوى کميته بين المللى عليه اعدام و سنگسار مينا احدى
کارگردان: رضا مرادى
مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

Execution Protects State not Society
Bread and Roses on New Channel TV, 25 June 2014
With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush.
Interview with Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of International Committee against Execution and Stoning.
Director: Reza Moradi. Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see all the programmes, visit Bread and Roses TV channel on Youtube.

Repeal Moroccan Article 222: Stop penalising people for eating during Ramadan

Article 222 of the Moroccan Penal Code states that: “a person commonly known to be Muslim who violates the fast in a public place during Ramadan, without having one of the justifications allowed by Islam [such as travelling or sickness], shall be punished by one to six months in prison,” as well as a fine.

Non-Muslim minorities in Morocco – such as Jews and foreigners – are exempted from the prohibition of eating in public during Ramadan. However, its application to people “commonly known to be Muslim” denies anyone the state considers as a Muslim, the right to come out either as a non-Muslim, or as a Muslim who simply choose not to fast.

As the month of Ramadan begins, we young secular Moroccans, call the Moroccan authorities, once again, to immediately repeal Article 222 of the Penal Code. This is clearly an attack on freedom of conscience, which includes the right of everyone to change their religious views, according to their choice, and at any time. It is also incompatible with a true rule of law, since “commonly known to be Muslim” is unclear as a notion that leaves the door wide open to judicial discretion of judges which is unacceptable. This creates an a fortiori, allowing for the imposition of a heavy prison sentence.

We stand for freedom of conscience, inseparable from any democratic state based on respect for the choices of its citizens.

We are Moroccans of all religious views (including practising Muslims), united to defend individual liberties. To this end, a press conference will be held Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11 am in the premises of the AMDH (Moroccan Association for Human Rights) at Avenue Hassan II, 6 Rue Aguensous in Rabat.

The press conference is open to public.

For more information, contact:
Imad Iddine Habib
Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco
imadiddinehabib@icloud.com
Skype ID : ZokTooR
+212 (0) 626-172590
Facebook: fb.com/Zoktoor
Twitter: @imadiddinehabib

In support of Shahin Najafi’s nude protest for political prisoners in Evin

پيام به شاهين نجفى و گروهش از مريم نمازى٬ فريبرز پويا و بهرام سروش٬ برنامه نان و گل سرخ در دفاع از اعتراض عريان
کارگردان: رضا مرداى
مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

Bread and Roses: Nothing is Sacred. On free expression

.برنامه نان و گل سرخ مجله ای سیاسی – اجتماعی در کانال جديد. روز پخش ۱۸ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴

اين هفته در مورد آزادى ابراز عقيده و تمسخر مذهب. هيچ چيز مقدس نيست
با فريبرز پويا٬ بهرام سروش و مريم نمازى. مصاحبه با کمدين کيت سمورتويت. کارگردان: رضا مرادى مشاور برنامه: پونه راوى

Bread and Roses, 17 June 2014, On Nothing is Sacred. With Maryam Namazie, Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush.
Interview with Comedian Kate Smurthwaite. Director: Reza Moradi. Programme Consultant: Poone Ravi.

Ofsted must revise its guidance and put needs of children before religion and religious-Right

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is appalled at Ofsted’s recently updated guidance on faith schools. The guidance asserts that segregation of the sexes is not a sign of inequality and that veiling is a sign of Islamic “modesty” and “identity”; it also justifies restrictions on everything from art and music to sex and health education.

The guidance helps to further normalise the Islamist agenda at a time when the Birmingham Trojan horse plot has been exposed.

CEMB calls on Ofsted to revise its guidance and put the educational needs of children before religion and the religious-Right.

All children have a right to a full education, free from restrictions and discrimination, and regardless of the nature of the school they attend – be it privately or publicly funded. Children and young adults must be recognised as equal members of society and not as “community members” with culturally relative rights.

The increasing problem surrounding faith and other religious schools highlights the importance not of “British values” but of a secular education for all.

For more information, contact:
Laylah Hussain
Maryam Namazie
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
email: exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com
web: http://ex-muslim.org.uk/

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Only 6 days left to support Bread and Roses

285Dear friend

Thanks to 82 people, we have managed to raise £2,465 towards our second Bread and Roses fundraising campaign for much-needed equipment.

With only 6 days left and more than £12,500 more to raise, though, we were hoping you or someone you know might be willing and able to help us reach our target.

Bread and Roses is an important taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via New Channel satellite TV and globally via social media. Millions have already seen the programme. It has been extremely well-received and can play an important role in opposing Islamism and promoting universal rights, free-thought and secularism.

To continue long-term, though, we will need additional equipment. We cannot keep producing our programmes with the current computer and without a video mixer or proper lighting.

Please help us if you can.

16 June is the last day you can help.

For your information, we have produced the following programmes so far:

* Mothers of Khavaran and their movement for justice in Iran (with an interview with Iran Tribunal London Spokesperson Mersedeh Ghaedi), English, Farsi

* Stealthy Freedom and Unveiling of Women in Iran (with an interview with Journal Editor Keyvan Javid), English, Farsi

* Apostasy and right to belief highlighting case of Sudanese apostasy case Mariam Yahya Ibrahim (with an interview with Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain co-Spokersperson Nahla Mahmoud), English, Farsi

* Secularism as a Human Right (with an interview with Philosopher AC Grayling), English, Farsi

* Sharia Law is madness (with an interview with Southall Black Sisters Director Pragna Patel), English, Farsi

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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 (http://freethoughtblogs.com/maryamnamazie/2014/05/31/what-happens-to-iera-t-shirts-in-my-hands/) 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

Stealthy Freedom and unveiled women in Iran

Watch this week’s Bread and Roses TV on Stealthy Freedom and Unveiling of Women in Iran. In English. Interview with Journal Editor Keyvan Javid. UPDATE: Farsi programme below.

Clearly an Islamic regime with unveiled women walking around is impossible.

An advisor to Khamenei has said the regime has lost control of compulsory veiling.

 

Yes it has…

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Farsi

What happens to iERA T-Shirts in my hands

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….

They have sent the T-shirts to prove that anyone can wear them. This is in response to the CEMB’s recent report on the group called Evangelising Hate where we show Ifthekar Jaman in one of their T-shirts doing Dawah.

IIn case you don’t know, Jaman is from Portsmouth and was killed in Syria whilst fighting for a Jihadi group called the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), which has engaged in brutal terrorist violence. It seeks to set up an Islamic caliphate in territory that it controls, and its members have engaged in beheadings, amputations and public executions. Shias and Christians have been persecuted by them. ISIS executed a secular Syrian activist for “apostasy”.

Nine months before being killed in Syria, Jaman was participating in an iERA dawah event in Portsmouth city centre.

In a picture posted on his Twitter account on 14 April, Jaman is standing in a group of men, wearing a yellow iERA T-shirt with the slogan ‘Is Life Just a Game?’ He comments under the picture “Us Portsmouth Dawah group & brothers from Newham dawah joined today. Alhamdullilah for shahadahs! Allahu Akbar”.

Jaman

In their pathetic response to our report, iERA tried to deceptively dissociate themselves from Jaman by saying that anyone could wear their T-shirts, including me.

But sending the T-Shirts to CEMB has once again proven them wrong and confirmed my position that only Islamists, terrorists, and their apologists would wear their T-Shirts. When I get my hands on them, something else happens. Here’s some before and after photos:

iERA T-Shirt before I get my hands on them

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iERA T-Shirt after I get my hands on them:

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I will leave the intentions of a group preaching the death of apostates (by beheading no less as it is “painless”) sending unmarked post to those it wishes dead to the readers of this post. Needless to say, as I have written earlier, the iERA’s charity status is the least of our worries.

Revoking its charitable status should be a first step in further investigation of this organisation and its links to terrorism.

A female earthquake by “stealth”

Editorial-Facebook-Stealthy-Freedoms-Sign says Maintaining Hijab and Islamic rules are compulsory

The poster reads: Maintaining hijab and Islamic norms is compulsory

My editorial in May issue of Fitnah’s “Unveiled”

(Full Issue available here)

Tehranˈs Interim Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoeslam Kazem Sedighi recently said: “In certain towns and cities, some have been seen to have removed their headscarves. This lack of hijab has infiltrated homes via internet and satellite TV…”

Hadi Sharifi, a “media activist” interviewed by Tasnim, a state-run news agency in Iran controlled and operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp, has said when a man forces himself onto a woman because she is “showing off her beauty”, this should not be considered rape because it is natural and instinctual for a man to be drawn to the beauty of a woman and seek sex with her. Since men have not granted women permission to show off their beauty, then men who become aroused by the “nakedness” of women do not need the permission of women to pursue their sexual urges…

Recently, too, thousands held a protest in Tehran, urging the Islamic regime to confront what they say is the increasing flouting of the Islamic dress code.

Clearly, the Stealthy Freedom Facebook page, where women in Iran are posting unveiled photos of themselves despite the compulsory veiling law has hit a nerve with the regime and its apologists. And rightly so. The veil is an important symbol of the regime. One of the first things Islamists did after expropriating the Iranian revolution was to impose compulsory veiling. The slogan of their thugs attacking women protesters was “either veil or a smack” (ya rusary ya tusary).

Throughout its 35 year rule, women have challenged the regime’s compulsory veiling law by transgressing them; improper or “bad” veiling has always been a form of resistance to the regime despite the morality police’s constant harassment, and risks of fines or imprisonment.

The unveiling of women, however, in broad daylight, for all the world to see is an even more fundamental challenge to the regime and its rule.

The unveiled woman is the beginning of the end of the regime. A female revolution has long been in the making and it is this movement that will bring the regime to its knees. And not a day too soon.