Hundreds have signed a joint statement calling for the dismantling of parallel legal systems in Britain. The statement will be handed in by Diana Nammi of Iranian Kurdish Women's Rights Organisation, Gita Sahgal of Centre for Secular Space, One Law for All's Maryam Namazie, Nasreen Rehman of British Muslims for Secular Democracy, Pragna Patel of Southall Black Sisters and Women's Rights Campaigner Yasmin Rehman to mark 10 December, Human Rights Day.
13 December 2015, 3-6pm, central London Tickets are selling fast for One the Law for All and CEMB end-year celebration with Philosopher AC Grayling, British Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt, Warwick Atheist Society President Benjamin David, Bread and Roses TV Host Fariborz Pooya, Founder of Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco Imad Iddine Habib, Comedian Kate Smurthwaite, Libyan Women’s Rights Campaigner Magdulien Abaida, CEMB Spokesperson Maryam Namazie, CEMB Spokesperson Nahla Mahmoud, Ex-Muslims of Scotland founder Ramin Forghani, Bangladeshi campaigner Rayhana Sultan, Scientist Richard Dawkins and more.
Maryam Namazie will speak at Goldsmiths University Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society on 30 November. More details to follow.
25 November 2015 at 19:00 hours Maryam Namazie will be speaking at an event organised by University of Exeter’s Atheist, Humanist, and Secular Society. More details here.
16 November 2015, central London by Kings Cross station, 19:00-21:00 hours Evening drinks with Ibrahim Abdallah, Muslimish New York Organiser.
Maryam Namazie speaks at Nottingham University on 12 November 2015 at 17:30 during "Non-Prophet Week". More details here.
BREAKING NEWS 27 September 2015: Warwick Student Union has now approved the Warwick Atheists’ request to have me speak there and Isaac Leigh, President and Jacqui Clements, Chief Executive of the Warwick Student Union have issued a gracious apology that is very appreciated. The event will go ahead as planned. I am really excited that I will be able to speak to students there and am grateful for all the brilliant support from Warwick Atheists and from so many wonderful people listed below but also on social media. *** I was invited to speak at Warwick University by the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists' Society on 28 October 2015. The University Student Union has declined the request for me to speak. The Atheist group is of course appealing their decision, however, it's important for me to comment briefly on the Student Union's position. I will be writing a more detailed letter to the university to formally complain about the Student Union accusations against me after taking legal advice. For now, though, suffice it to say that criticising religion and the religious-Right is not incitement of hatred against people. If anything, it's the religious-Right, namely Islamism in this case, which incites hatred against those of us who dare to leave Islam and criticise it. The Student Union seems to lack an understanding of the difference between criticising religion, an idea, or a far-Right political movement on the one hand and attacking and inciting hate against people on the other. Inciting hatred is what the Islamists do; I and my organisation challenge them and defend the rights of ex-Muslims, Muslims and others to dissent.
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