Tag Archive: Sharia

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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Dec 06 2012

Your Muslim Friend

After every talk, there is always that one person that will challenge what I have said about Sharia courts by – wait for it – saying: “I have a Muslim friend who says Sharia is not at all as you say.” I heard this for the umpteenth time at the two-day symposium on theism in …

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Oct 28 2012

Censored works shown for the first time in London

One Law for All’s 4th Passion for Freedom London Festival 2012 presents artists who dare to take action The fourth annual festival will take place at the Unit24 Gallery in London’s South Bank. Artists from 30 countries around the world have entered their work into the competition this year. During the festival the works of …

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Sep 23 2012

This is about politics not religion

Below is my speech at the 22 September National Secular Society conference in London: Sometimes I really don’t know what more to say. What else can be said about Sharia law that– at least in your gut – you don’t already know? It is based on the Koran, the Hadith and Islamic jurisprudence. Its criminal …

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Sep 18 2012

Child ‘marriages’ and Sharia courts: It must end now

Dear Friend, We are writing to you today to ask for your urgent and immediate support. As you may have seen in the papers recently, there is growing evidence that young children – some as young at 5 years old – are being “married” to older men in Sharia courts across Britain. This is increasingly …

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Aug 18 2012

One Law for All has changed the public debate on Sharia

Dear Supporter, I wanted to write to give you a quick update on some of the things we’ve been doing recently, as well as some of our plans for the near future. Thank you, as always, for your support. Meeting with Trevor Phillips Recently, Maryam and I met with Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equality …

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Aug 02 2012

There is still a lot to do!



Aug 02 2012

British Police: You did the Islamic morality police proud

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join the FEMEN action against Sharia law and Islamism at the Olympics today as I am really sick and travelling tomorrow for a conference in Montreal (which I would most likely have missed since they were arrested). Reza Moradi was there and filmed their action and the police’s brutal arrest. …

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Aug 02 2012

FEMEN activists arrested


Police were brutal towards the FEMEN activists protesting Sharia law and Islamist states in the Olympics. I got a text today saying that four activists had been arrested at their action today. This report says five. Shame on the British police. They have arrested the wrong people. There are plenty of representatives of Islamic states …

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Jul 11 2012

Stoning must end now

In commemoration of 11 July, International Day against Stoning, we call on people worldwide to demand an end to the barbaric practice of stoning to death. 11 July has been chosen by the International Committee against Stoning to mark the day that 31 year old mother of two, Maryam Ayoubi, was stoned to death in …

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Jun 20 2012

You’re on the wrong side

I was recently criticised for ‘picking on Iran’. Well, yes if you side with the Iranian regime, or don’t see anything wrong with it, then my opposing it may seem this way to you. It is all about taking sides really. The same applies to the discussion we are having here on the veil. You …

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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 10 2012

We must defend free expression to fight Islamism and sharia

As you know, One Law for All has recently been involved in campaigning to defend freedom of expression, both here and abroad. We will continue to do so. Not only is there a moral imperative to defend free expression, but it is precisely this vital right that is under attack by Islamists all over the …

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Feb 21 2012

And your point is?

The Telegraph (which must give away a free bottle of water that costs more than the paper with every issue) has a piece on the ‘slave roots’ of Richard Dawkins. This ‘awkward revelation’ is yet another fine piece of journalism. I suppose since my grandfather led Friday prayers and was an ‘Islamic scholar’, I have an …

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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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Jan 17 2012

You can expect threats if you discuss Sharia

My One Law for All Co-Spokesperson Anne Marie Waters was to speak at a meeting on Sharia Law and Human Rights at the University of London last night. It was cancelled by the Queen Mary Atheism, Secularism and Humanism Society organisers after police had to be called in due to Islamist threats. One Islamist filmed …

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Dec 24 2011

We intend to step up pace against Sharia law in 2012

Dear Friend, We want to thank you for your support throughout 2011 and to give you a reminder of the important steps we took throughout the year, none of which would have been possible without you. One of the most significant events this year was the introduction of the Arbitration and Mediation (Equality) Bill which …

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Dec 16 2011

Islamic Titanic


(Via Aliaa Magda Elmahdy on Facebook)

Dec 05 2011

There’s no honour in ‘honour killings’

It’s been reported that honour-related crimes are ‘rapidly rising’ in the UK. Clearly, there will be a rise of violence against women with the rise of political religion and Sharia law. When Islamic law itself deems that women and girls are the source of chaos and fitna and calls for the punishment of those who …

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Dec 01 2011

Gulnaz pardoned… so she can marry her rapist

Hamid Karzai is pardoning Gulnaz, the Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence after she was raped. But don’t get too excited. He is pardoning her so she can marry her rapist! According to a statement from the presidential palace, ‘As the both sides [Gulnaz and the rapist] have agreed to get married to each …

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