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Maryam Namazie
By Maryam Namazie
Iran Solidarity
Coordinator, Iran Solidarity, Based in London, UK.
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APOSTATES IN ISLAM - THE REPORT
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) and Atheist Alliance International have 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 in various countries that persecute apostates and blasphemers, and highlights the cases of some of the many persecuted individuals, with a focus on atheists, secularists and freethinkers.  (Full Story)
Morocco. Atheist activist faces threats
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
Since 22 year old Imad Iddine Habib founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco (the first public atheist organisation in a country with Islam as the state religion), he has received numerous threats. (Full Story)
On BBC Panorama programme on Sharia Councils: It is enough now
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
As has been repeatedly stated, including in “Sharia Courts in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights”, women are being held to ransom, told to remain in violent situations, blamed for the violence they face, refused divorces over many years, and placed under undue pressure including with regards child access and welfare.
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International Day to Defend Amina. On 4th April, we will breast them!
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
On 4th April, actions will be held in Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Brussels, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Kiev, London, Malmo, Milan, Montreal, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vancouver, Warsaw and more to mark 4 April, the International Day to Defend Amina. (Full Story)
Censorship in the UK. Channel 4 will not commission ''Can We Talk About This?''
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
You may remember Lloyd Newson’s verbatim hit play ‘Can We Talk About This?’ which enjoyed a successful run at London’s National Theatre and Sydney Opera House amongst others. The play focused on the reluctance of media and political figures to openly discuss the dangers of Islamism and Sharia law. (Full Story)
EVENING DRINKS WITH NAHLA MAHMOUD
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
I just wanted to remind you of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s evening drinks with Nahla Mahmoud this Friday 22 March from 6:30-8:00 pm. (Full Story)
2012 has been another busy year
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
2012 has been another busy year for One Law for All and we thank you as always for your support – without which, our vital work would not be possible. We are particularly grateful to our 100 Club regular donors. (Full Story)
UK. Young girls married to older men in Sharia courts in Britain
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
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 being sanctioned by the Islamists who run Britain’s network of Sharia courts, and there is evidence that this practice is growing. (Full Story)
UK. Channel 4 cancels documentary critical of Islam
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to make public its support for Tom Holland’s Channel 4 documentary 'Islam: The Untold Story'. We are indignant to learn that due to threats made on Holland, Channel 4 has cancelled a repeat screening of the historical inquiry into the origins of Islam similar to the kind of inquiry that has been applied to other religions and histories in Britain for many years. (Full Story)
U.K. Council of Ex-Muslims 5th anniversary celebration a success
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
Over one hundred people joined the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s hugely successful 5th anniversary celebration luncheon in London on 23 June 2012. (Full Story)
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