April 9, 2009

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April 8, 2009
One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain was established on December 10, 2008 – International Human Rights Day – in order to mobilise opposition to Sharia and all religious based tribunals and defend universal and citizenship rights. 12,000 signatures and a successful March rally and meeting In the short time it has been established, we’ve gathered over 12,000 signatories to our petition calling for a ban on religious tribunals and organised a successful demonstration and public meeting to mark International Women’s Day in March in London. A free legal and informational helpline We have also set up...
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March 29, 2009
207 organizations from 46 Countries (and European and International organizations) have indicated their support for the Joint Statement on Defamation of Religions Algerian Centre for the Defence and Promotion of Press Freedom (CALP) [Algeria] Centro para la Apertura y el Desarrollo de América Latina (CADAL) [Argentina] Sociedad Humanista-etica, Deodoro Roca [Argentina] Atheist Foundation of Australia [Australia] Australia NZ Secular Association [Australia] Brisbane Atheists [Australia] Council of Australian Humanist Societies [Australia] Humanist Society of Queensland [Australia] Humanist Society of Victoria [Australia] Melbourne Atheist Group [Australia] Rationalist Association of NSW [Australia] Rationalist Society of Australia [Australia] Secular Party of Australia [Australia] Skeptics...
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January 28, 2009
This is your chance to voice your opposition to Sharia law and all religious-based tribunals in Britain and elsewhere, demand one secular law and full citizenship rights, demand an end to cultural relativism and racism, and defend universal rights. On the 7th, meet at North Terrace, Trafalgar Square, 3:30-4:30pm for a symbolic demonstration followed by a march towards Conway Hall from 4:30-5:30pm. Then join a public meeting entitled Sharia Law, Sexual Apartheid and Women’s Rights from 6:00-8:00pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Speakers include: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Journalist and British Muslims for Secular Democracy Chair), Naser...
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December 10, 2008
The One Law for All campaign, which is seeking legislation to curb the influence of sharia law in Britain , will be launched at the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2008. Gina Khan (activist), Maryam Namazie (campaign organiser), Carla Revere (Lawyers’ Secular Society), Joan Smith (writer), Ibn Warraq (writer), and Keith Porteous Wood (National Secular Society) will be speaking at the event, which will be chaired by Fariborz Pooya (Iranian Secular Society). The campaign has already received widespread support including from Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Mina Ahadi, Sargul Ahmad, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Mahin Alipour, Homa Arjomand, Susan...
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October 10, 2008

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September 29, 2008
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) will present its first all day international conference on Political Islam, Sharia Law, and Civil Society on Friday 10 October 2008. Since apostasy is punishable by death under Islamic law, the conference coincides with the International Day against the Death Penalty. Speakers at the conference, including Richard Dawkins, AC Grayling, and Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, will focus on Apostasy; Sharia Law; and Creationism, Faith Schools and Religious Education. Dawkins will also present his criticism of Harun Yahya’s Atlas of Creation, for which Dawkins’ site has been banned...
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September 1, 2008

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July 1, 2008
Cristina Odone’s report on faith schools published by the Centre for Policy Studies misses the point. The point of is not that faith schools have discriminatory admission codes and employment practices, cream-skim pupils, or turn away children in care although they do. Rather, what makes faith schools fundamentally bad for children is that they are more concerned with the inclusion of religion – the religion of the child’s parents – than the inclusion, wellbeing and educational needs of the child. According to Ms. Odone, Islamic schools are crucial to the emancipation of girls because they give parents the confidence to...
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June 22, 2008
Dear friends The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was one year old on June 21. [We are asking members and supporters to join executive committee members for drinks to celebrate our anniversary in central London on 5th July 2008 from 2pm onwards. For more details, please RSVP by emailing us.] For many, this will come as a surprise given the organisation’s importance and the scope of its activities so far. In the short time since the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was launched in June 2007, it has achieved much with volunteers alone. Some of the highlights are: We currently...
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