November 19, 2020
Maryam Namazie, The Origins Podcast, 19 November 2020 Lawrence Krauss joins human rights activist Maryam Namazie at her office in London to discuss her work with The Council of Ex-Muslims, the rise of fascism in the west, blasphemy, “safe spaces”, Muslim profiling and much more.
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November 4, 2020
Maryam Namazie: Muslims are the primary victims of Islamism, sister-hood, 4 November 2020 The recent heinous attacks in France and Austria are just the latest additions to the countless Islamist terrorist attacks world-wide. Most take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia: the victims mainly Muslims – or those presumed to be Muslims due to the lottery of birth. Just this year, thousands have been killed or wounded in educational centres, farming villages, hotels, temples, mosques, government buildings, marketplaces, traffic roundabouts, on buses, in cars in Afghanistan, Chad, Iraq, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, Syria… In May...
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November 3, 2020
Rishvin Ismath is a former Islamist who co-founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka. He is the first public ex-Muslim in the country, declaring himself an ex-Muslim atheist before a Parliamentary Select Committee in 2019. Ismath was recently threatened inside the Presidential Commission of Inquiry premises by an Islamist. This took place after he was given the opportunity to cross examine Rasheed Hajjul Akbar, the former leader of the Sri Lankan Jamat e Islami for 24 years until September 2018 at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing into the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks. Ismath asked him about his propagating armed...
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November 1, 2020
“Le droit de critiquer l’islam est crucial pour nous athées de culture musulmane”, L’Express, 1 November 2020 « Le droit de critiquer l’islam est crucial pour nous athées de culture musulmane » Propos recueillis par Thomas Mahler, publié le 01/11/2020 à 13:00 , mis à jour à 16:18 Dans un entretien vibrant, la féministe iranienne Maryam Namazie appelle la gauche à voir la nature réelle des islamistes : une force politique d’extrême-droite. Née à Téhéran, Maryam Namazie a quitté l’Iran après l’avènement de la République islamique en 1979. Cette femme de gauche, féministe, militante des droits de l’homme et des réfugiés, a fondé...
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October 19, 2020
The focus on limits to free speech when a teacher has been decapitated is like focusing on a woman’s skirt when she has been raped. One does not cause the other. Your focus on speech offends me – the difference is I don’t threaten or kill for my offended sensibilities. The problem is murder not speech. #JeSuisSamuel #JesuisSamuelPaty #JeSuisCharlie
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October 19, 2020
Mohammed Cartoons are an excuse. Everything “provokes” Islamists – Being a woman, freethinker, gay, unveiled, ex-Muslim, atheist, religiously unprescribed sex, laughing out loud, music… If you think that killings will stop if you stop drawing cartoons, you cannot see the innumerable in prisons & on death row in Iran, Asia, Mid East, North Africa for “provoking” the Islamic fascists by living 21 century lives. #JeSuisSamuel #JesuisSamuelPaty #JeSuisCharlie
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September 29, 2020
Dear Friend Woman’s Quran On 30 September, #BlasphemyDay, we publish The Woman’s Quran (114 Pages for 114 Surahs). It is blank because religion is an offence against women and because the Quran, Islam and Islamism are the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.  – Maryam Namazie (A reference to US Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation”.) #BlasphemerAtHeart On 30 September, feel free to fill the pages of The Woman’s Quran with blasphemy.  You can draw hearts with blasphemous messages on its pages,...
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September 29, 2020
On 30 September, #BlasphemyDay, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) publishes The Woman’s Quran (114 Pages for 114 Surahs). It is blank because  all religions degrade women and because the Quran, Islam and Islamism are the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation.  (*A reference to US Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s “The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women’s emancipation”.) You can download it here and fill it with your hopes, dreams and blasphemies: A6 Quran final artwork complete book for online 114 pages. On this day, feel free to...
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September 16, 2020
Today’s issue of Charlie Hebdo with (mostly) #exMuslims, thanks to Inna Shevchenko. Caricatures de Mahomet : Paroles de musulmans non offensés, Charlie Hebdo, 16 September 2020 Translation of my contribution: “A progressive, satirical anti-clerical tradition such as that of Charlie Hebdo’s is not the sole domain of the West. When Charlie Hebdo draws Mohammed, it gives those of us battling apostasy and blasphemy laws in today’s Islamic states much needed support and strength. Having paid the highest of prices, Charlie Hebdo continues to remind the world that criticism of Islam and the sacred is a right, that silence and censorship...
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September 15, 2020
JOIN CALL  TO BAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN FROM INTERNATIONAL ARENA AND SPORTS FOR NAVID! INITIAL SIGNATORIES AND FARSI, ARABIC, FRENCH, GERMAN, TAMIL, TURKISH, SWEDISH TRANSLATIONS BELOW Navid Afkari, a young Iranian wrestler was executed by the Islamic regime in Iran on 12 September 2020 despite widespread local and international pressure. He was executed on trumped up murder charges because of his involvement in anti-government protests in 2018. Many other young people have been given long-term prison sentences or are on death row for participating in the protests. In a taped message before his execution, Afkari said he had been...
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