Tag Archive: Islamism

Jun 24 2014

Less than 100 days left to register for the conference on Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights


Conference Leaflet for Distribution Available Here. Conference Website Here. فارسى Less than 100 days left to register for the conference of a life-time Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights 11-12 October 2014 The Tower Hotel, London, UK Join notable free-thinkers, atheists and secularists from around the world for a weekend of discussions and …

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Jun 09 2014

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 …

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May 31 2014

What happens to iERA T-Shirts in my hands

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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. …

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May 19 2014

Sudan apostasy case, New Report: Evangelising Hate – Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA); ex-Muslims internationally

Dear friend I am writing to give you an update of the work of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, including a new report on the hate group Islamic Education and Research Academy, and also ask for your help in defending an “apostate” facing death in Sudan. Sudan apostasy case The Council of Ex-Muslims of …

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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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Dec 10 2013

Islamists and Universities UK: You have been warned!

To mark 10 December, International Human Rights Day, and in lieu of our protest rally against Universities UK’s endorsement of sex segregation at British universities, which is being held today from 5-6:30pm in London today, Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation announces the official start of sex apartheid busters. Here’s what you can do: * …

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Dec 10 2013

Sex segregation in UK universities – a step forward for the Muslim religious-right


Here’s an article by Marieme Helie Lucas in support of the 10 December rally in London against gender apartheid. DATE: Tuesday 10 December 2013. TIME: 5:00-6:30pm. AT: Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (Closest Underground Stations: Euston or Russell Square) A battle that concerns us all is being waged in the …

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Dec 03 2013

We should not abandon secularism


WE SHOULD NOT ABANDON SECULARISM Unveiled: A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation December 2013, Volume 1, Issue 3 Editor: Maryam Namazie. Design: Kiran Opal The publication is available here. PDF version available for download. URGENT ACTION: REJECT SEX SEGREGATION IT’S 2013. LET’S NOT TIME TRAVEL Universities UK (UUK) guidance to universities on …

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Nov 26 2013

New Report: Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Atheist Alliance International have just published a new report on the Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam with the support of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK. The report examines sources for laws that prohibit apostasy from Islam, reviews legislation and government policies …

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Oct 06 2013

The Rise of Fitnah: Ready to Cause Affliction


Unveiled A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation October 2013 Volume 1, Issue 1 PDF Version of the Publication: Unveiled_Oct2013_Final1 Editor: Maryam Namazie Design: Maha Kamal In this issue: Exclusive Interview: The rise of Fitnah: ready to cause affliction Editorial: Rouhani’s fake smile; the war on women continues News Flash: Crimes against women Campaign: …

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Sep 20 2013

You’re not Muslims

These handful of burka-clad women “respond” to the debate on the burka-ban on behalf of “Muslim women.” Listen to their vile rhetoric. They do not represent Muslim women” but Islamism. The burka symbolises everything Islamism wants at the expense of countless human beings, many of them Muslim. Oh sorry I forgot, it’s a “right” and …

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Sep 06 2013

We too yearn for freedom


The outrage over the attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending girls’ education; the mass protests against Islamists for the assassination of Socialist leader Chokri Belaid and Amina Tyler’s topless activism in Tunisia where she wrote “My body is not the source of your honour” and “fuck your …

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Jul 08 2013

Rights within Islamic context? Thanks but no thanks

Here is my speech on Secularism as a right and historical task at Atheist Ireland’s Empowering Women through Secularism in Dublin: “The rest of us must live under sharia law – even in Europe – and be grateful for the veil as a ‘right’ and ‘choice’. We are only allowed freedom and rights within the …

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Jul 03 2013

Long live revolutionary people of Egypt


Majid Nawaaz writes on Facebook: “With mass protests against Islamist rule in Egypt, I hope we finally see the end of regressive-leftists claiming that Islamism is the “indigenous” voice of Muslims in Egypt. In other words, please be quiet you lazy, ignorant, reverse-racist, reductionist subscribers to the poverty of expectations. Egypt doesn’t want Islamism. Get …

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May 26 2013

Secularism is my right; freedom is my culture


Below is my speech at the May 2013 Women in Secularism conference in Washington DC. Participants joined in an action to defend Amina Tyler, Imad Iddine Habib, Bangladesh’s bloggers and Alex Aan (photo on left).   * The outrage over the attempted assassination of 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending …

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May 25 2013

Support those defying Islamism

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The wonderful Karima Bennoune remembers those killed 40 days after the Boston bombings and calls for condemnation of Islamism. She says: I would ask anyone who wants to support the rights of people of Muslim heritage in the United States in the wake of the Boston bombings, please do not so by explaining that jihadist …

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May 25 2013

On Woolwich: Islamism is the problem


Anything can be justified – a war on Iraq or bombs on buses and decapitations on the streets of London. But having justifications doesn’t necessarily bring legitimacy or mean that they are true. Just as the Iraq war was not about the liberation of Iraqi women or weapons of mass destruction, the cold-blooded murder of …

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Apr 13 2013

In defence of nude protest: freedom is my culture

News Flash: 15 April 2013: There are reports that Amina has escaped from her detention but is still not fully safe or free. We await the day she is free and safe – hopefully soon. More information here. 13 April 2013: Today, FEMEN activists stormed a conference at which Tunisian president Marzouki was speaking at in …

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Apr 11 2013

On 25 April 2013 we stand with Bangladeshi bloggers and activists!

In January, 29 year old blogger Asif Mohiuddin was stabbed. In February, 35 year old atheist blogger involved in the Shahbag protests, Ahmed Rajib, was brutally killed. Islamists continue to threaten prominent bloggers and have called for the “execution of 84 atheist bloggers for insulting religion”. Rather than defend freedom of expression and protect freethinkers, …

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Apr 07 2013

You must use the word Islamist!

The AP has revised its stylebook to no longer include the term Islamist. They explain why: Islamist” is frequently used as a label for conservative Islamic political movements, particularly Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas, the group’s Palestinian offshoot. It generally carries a negative connotation. Has the AP thought that maybe it carries a negative connotation because …

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