Tag Archive: Secularism

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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Sep 13 2013

No right to oppress

Sharia courts are oppressive; there is no right to oppress. Here’s a recent interview I did with the Edinburgh Secular Society on Sharia court and on secularism:

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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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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Mar 10 2013

Impossible not to see

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Below is my speech at the wonderful International Women’s Day event in Frankfurt. • 15 year old Malala Yousefzai shot by the Taliban for defending girls’ education. • Egyptian atheist Aliaa Magda ElMahdy’s nude scream against misogyny and hypocrisy. • The outrage over the assassination of socialist leader Chokri Belaid in Tunisia. • The “Harlem …

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Dec 17 2012

One Law for All’s ‘Sounds of Freedom’ Song Competition –calling for entries.

One Law for All is inviting musicians and songwriters to create and submit their original material for a song competition. ‘Change comes about by breaking taboos and pushing aside that which is deemed sacred and art is such an important way of doing this’ –Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of One Law for All Song entries should …

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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!