March 18, 2021
Islamic Homophobia is Empowered by Leftist Silence, Queer Majority, 18 March 2021 In Muslim communities, homosexuality is intrinsically linked to anxiety, intimidation, violence, and, in some cases, death. For many, it involves living a closeted existence for fear of being ostracised or disowned. Islamic theological teachings, disseminated by religious institutions and espoused by community leaders, range from preaching for our execution to advising us to live a life of celibacy. Yet voices on the left, historically a stronghold of LGBTI support, do not sufficiently decry the abysmal treatment of gay and bi people of Muslim heritage, nor do they adequately...
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March 8, 2021
The radical feminist campaigner who has ‘nothing left to lose’, The Critic, 8 March 2021
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March 7, 2021
Gita Sahgal in The Director’s Chair with Frances-Anne Solomon Webinar, 7 March 2021 Filmmaker and feminist human rights advocate, Gita Sahgal works on issues of religious fundamentalism, secularism, universalism and other unpopular areas of human rights. This is an insightful and provocative discussion that should not be missed.  
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February 27, 2021
Prey, review by Maryam Namazie, Evening Standard, 27 February 2021 In her new book , the Somali-born critic of Islam appears more concerned with defending the criminalisation of migration than finding solutions to end the rise in sexual violence against women in the UK and Europe, says Maryam Namazie Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born critic of Islam and Islamism. In 2004, she became known internationally after Dutch director Theo van Gogh was murdered for a short film she had written called Submission on women’s subservient status in Islam. The Islamist who murdered him, threatened that she would be next....
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February 25, 2021
Interview with Maryam Namazie, Humanistically Speaking, 25 February 2021
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February 17, 2021
In Defence of French Secularism: Maryam Namazie, Byline TV, 16 February 2021
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February 10, 2021
Break the silence! Eurozine, 10 February 2021
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February 9, 2021
Women Leaving Islam: Stories of Courage and Change (with Maryam Namazie), The Thinking Atheist, 9 February 2021
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February 9, 2021
Can you be open with your family if you have doubts about your religion? Asian Network’s Big Debate, 9 February 2021 With CEMB’s Ali Malik Listen to the full programme here.
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February 6, 2021
Maryam Namazie, Human Rights Activist, Meenal’s World, 6 February 2021 Maryam’s work has focused on human rights violations against refugees, and has actively campaigned against sharia law. Maryam became well known for her critique of the treatment of women under Islamic regimes. We talk about her family history and her views on the right to speak up and appreciating the freedom we have in the west to voice our opinion. This episode is much more than Maryam the activist, she tells me about her childhood, and the future she wants to create for all the young girls who will follow...
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