Media Coverage


Schools chief inspector to meet Muslim campaigners who are calling for a ban on hijabs in state primaries, Daily Mail, 10 September 2017

Hijabs in schools: James Whale says ‘we’re in danger of going back to the stone age’, Talk Radio, 5 September 2017

Church of England Schools Stir Controversy for Allowing Islamic Hijab Uniforms for Girls, Christian Post, 4 September 2017

Schoolgirls as young as five-years-old are wearing a Muslim hijab for school uniform in UK, Express, 3 September 2017

Hijab-clad toon in books sparks row, Deccan Chronicle, 16 August 2017

The hijab is not for children. It was right to drop these distasteful images, The Guardian, 15 August 2017

TfL pulls campaign featuring girl in hijab amid ‘sexualisation’ accusations, Sky News, 14 August 2017

Religion, gender segregation and sex education in schools, The Guardian letters, 11 July 2017

Court lifts ban on naming faith school in segregation case, The Guardian, 10 July 2017

“Glastonbury of Freethinkers”: conference on freedom of conscience and expression, NSS Newsline, 12 June 2017

Islamists want their terrorism to become the new normal, The Freethinker, 7 June 2017

Why do Islamists hate free women? The Times, 27 May 2017

Religion is fundamentally patriarchal and anti-woman, The Freethinker, 25 May 2016

Dozens of speakers to attend major conference on secularism and freedom of expression, NSS Newsline, 2 May 2017

How Rojava-inspired women’s councils have spread across Europe, OpenDemocracy, 28 April 2017

Reforming Islam, Can it be done? The Spectator, 15 April 2017

Islamophobia aids anti-Muslim bigots? Bogus claim used by Islamists to shut down legitimate criticism, First Post, 13 April 2017

Saudi Woman, Detained In Philippines, May Be Killed On Her Return, Carbonated TV, 12 April 2017

A blinkered view of Islamism, says Maryam Namazie, A Book Review on The Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain by Sayeeda Warsi, Evening Standard, 6 April 2017

Opinion: Secret debate opened up female voices and asked, is Cheltenham seat of Women’s Liberation? Gloucestershire Live, 31 March 2017

“Secularism isn’t about the absence of religion, it’s about the structure of the state”, Interview with Yasmin Rehman, New Humanist, 30 March 2017

Pakistani twitter users call for hanging of ‘blasphemer’, NSS Newsline, 28 March 2017

‘Blasphemy’: Increased Attacks on Freethinkers, Conatus News, 26 March 2017

#WeAreNotAfraid: Londoners unite in wake of Westminster attack, SBS Australia, 23 March 2017

Freedom of Conscience, Interview with Maryam Namazie, Freethought Radio, 23 March 2017

British Universities Seen as Too Liberal, Intolerant, CNS News, 22 March 2017

BBC apologises for ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’ tweet, The Guardian, 19 March 2017

‘What is the Right Punishment for Blasphemy?’ BBC Apologises, Conatus News, 19 March 2017

BBC Asian Network apologises for tweet about blasphemy, BBC, 18 March 2017

Yasmin Rehman named Secularist of the Year 2017, NSS Newsline, 18 March 2017

Stifling the freedom to mock and attack will reduce our universities to irrelevant echo chambers, The Telegraph, 14 March 2017

At Some British Universities, Free Speech Comes at a Price, Huff Post Young Voices, 8 March 2017

Death threats and apologies after teen twerked in a hijab, Newshub, 8 March 2017

The human rights of women and secularism go hand in hand, NSS Newsline, 8 March 2017

“Stupid b***h needs to be killed”: Muslim Girl in Hijab Barraged with Death Threats for Twerking, Conatus News, 8 March 2017

VIRAL VIDEO: Torrent of abuse for hijab-wearing girl twerking in public, Asian Express, 7 March 2017

Twerking Hijab-Girl Gets Death Threats, Branded ‘Sinner’ After ‘Inappropriate’ Dance, Heat Street, 7 March 2017


Vil ha en mer religionskritisk venstreside, Utrop, 16 February 2017

Fra for den ekstreme middelvei, Nettavisen, 16 February 2017

Norsk først, religiøs etterpå, Utrop, 16 February 2017

Maryam Namazie: – Det er enda flere som kjemper imot ekstremistene, Nettavisen, 15 February 2017

43% of universities restrict speech that might “offend” religious people, NSS Newsline, 13 February 2017

More than nine in 10 UK universities restrict free speech on campus, report claims, The Independent, 13 February 2017


Rompre avec l’Islam (Interview de Maryam Namazie), Revolution Feministe, 29 January 2017

Catholic primary school bans four-year-old Muslim girl from wearing a hijab, The Independent, 24 January 2017

Catholic school prompts uniform row by banning Muslim girl from wearing a headscarf, Telegraph, 23 January 2017

Not safe, just absurdly soft, The Australian, 17 January 2017

Wie man migrationspolitische Duftmarken setzt, Telepolis, 22 December 2016

Sharia courts pose a growing threat to women’s rights, The Freethinker, 15 December 2016

The Sharia debate in the UK: who will listen to our voices? Open Democracy, 14 December 2016

Sharia courts have no place in UK family law. Listen to women who know, The Guardian, 14 December 2016

Hate preacher ignored pleas of ‘abuse victim’ (Hate preacher ignored pleas of ‘abuse victim’ _ News _ The Times & The Sunday Times), The Times, 11 December 2016

British subjects did not deserve legal equality with their colonial masters, Interview with Marieme Helie Lucas, Sedda, 2 December 2016

Discrimination and violence lie at the heart of Sharia courts, The Freethinker, 29 November 2016

Denounce Those Playing Political Games with Women’s Lives over Sharia and Islamophobia, Community Women’s Blogs, 27 November 2016

Britain’s secular minority women reject as “discriminatory” Home Affairs hearing of those using Shariat arbitration, Counterview, 25 November 2016

Britain has “turned a blind eye” to abuse of women by sharia ‘courts’, NSS Newsline, 23 November 2016

Les tribunaux islamiques sont une atteinte aux droits humains (Maryam Namazie), Révolution Féminist, 20 November 2016

Parlamentoda Şeriat Hukuku ve Adalet Konuşuldu, Londra Gazete, 19 November 2016

Women beaten, robbed and raped. A chilling expose of how BRITISH females are being sentenced to lives of misery by Muslim courts, Daily Mail, 13 November 2016

La Sharia in Europa, MicroMega, 8/2016

British ‘shariah courts’ under scrutiny, AFP, 13 November 2016

One Woman’s Brush with Sharia courts: “It ruined my life forever”, Open Democracy, 7 November 2016

Battles in the basti, Muslim women opposing triple talaq, polygamy face attack, but are fighting back, Indian Express, 7 November 2016

Protecting women’s rights is the priority, but that isn’t the only legitimate concern about sharia, NSS Newsline, 3 November 2016

“La Politique Communautariste et Identitaire est Litteralement en train des nous tuer”, Charlie Hebdo Interview with Maryam Namazie, 2 November 2016

Sharia councils treat Muslim women unfairly, MPs told, BBC, 1 November 2016

Sharia Law through Women’s Eyes, Artefact, 31 October 2016

Sharia-oikeudet ratkovat perhekiistoja Britanniassa, mutta niissä on ongelma: Järjestelmä sortaa naisia, Helsingin Sanomat, 24 October 2016

On sharia courts, BBC Oxford, 21 October 2016 (9-37 minutes)

Blaming the Victim, SIAWI, 17 October 2016

Extended Interview with Maryam Namazie, Conatus News, 10 October 2016

Minorités: Etats des lieux 1/4 Royaume-Uni, Canada: ces multiculturalismes en crise, France Culture, 3 October 2016 (From 33-40)

Des tribunaux islamiques “made in England”, Marianne, 1 October 2016

The Vilification of Controversy on College Campuses, Heat Street, 26 September 2016

Sharia BACKLASH: Campaign against Islamic courts steps up – experts BOYCOTT Gov inquiry, Express, 22 September 2016

Why Academic Freedom Matters, Civitas, September 2016

We need to stop conflating ‘Muslims’ with Islamists, The Freethinker, 29 August 2016

My burkini and me in Brexit-on-Sea, Spectator, 29 August 2016

Sharia Councils, BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief, 22 August 2016

Are Religious Courts on the Rise? w/ Maryam Namazie, Mythicist Milwaukee, 22 August 2016

The FCO must secure Amina al-Jeffery’s safe return from Saudi Arabia, The Guardian, 4 August 2016

Sharia courts are a human rights scandal, The Freethinker, 29 July 2016

Fresh Concerns Raised About Sharia Courts In Britain, The News Hub, 27 July 2016

Concerns over the Inquiry into Sharia councils must not be Dismissed, Sedaa, 21 July 2016

Inquiry Into Shari’a In Britain Backed by New PM, But Women’s Rights Activists Unimpressed, CNS, 15 July 2016

Westminster University achieves national first by hiring first-ever paid secular adviser for staff and students, Independent, 15 July 2016

May’s Sharia Law review ALREADY under fire as new PM set for Number 10, Express, 13 July 2016

May’s inquiry into sharia is not fit for purpose, The Times, 11 July 2016

Inside Sharia Councils, Victoria Derbyshire Programme, 11 July 2016

Refusing to recognise polygamy in the West: a solution or a soundbite?, Open Democracy, 11 July 2016

More than 200 women’s rights campaigners have sent a letter to the Home Secretary raising serious concerns about the government-appointed independent review into Sharia councils in Britain. Maryam Namazie and Mona Siddiqui discuss, BBC Radio 4 Sunday, 10 July 2016

Polygamy is not a cultural conceit. It is an affront to women, Guardian CiF, 10 July 2016

Sharia courts review branded a ‘whitewash’ over appointment ‘bias’ concerns, Independent, 10 July 2016

Activism Spotlight, sister-hood, 5 July 2017

Nehru’s niece Nayantara Sahgal joins UK women to protest “discriminatory” review of Sharia courts in Britain, Counterview, 4 July 2016

Critics say a UK probe into Sharia courts is a sham, Freethinker, 3 July 2016

Britain probes Sharia courts treatment of women, UPI, 28 June 2016

Britain’s Sharia Courts Under Scrutiny, News Deeply, 24 June 2016

National Union of Students compared to fanatics from Maoist China, The Telegraph, 23 June 2016

Free Expression, BBC Radio 4, 13 June 2016 (From 13:05-17:50)

Sri Lankan Muslim Women: Unequal before the law, sister-hood, 7 June 2016

Human Rights Defender Maryam Namazie Fights on Several Fronts, CFI, 4 June 2016

Sharia law in UK: family counseling or women abuse? RT, 28 May 2016

Do Sharia councils discriminate against women? BBC World At One, 27 May 2016

An Ex-Muslim on Keeping Religion Out of Government, Interfaith Voices, 26 May 2016

Chat with Maryam Namazie on Islam & The Future of Feminism, The Skeptic Feminist, 15 May 2016

Episode 5 with Maryam Namazie, Passionate Voices, 15 May 2016

17 Skirmishes in Britain’s Campus Culture Wars, Heat Street, 6 May 2016

Bangladesh intellectuals speak against Islamist extremists, Catch News, 4 May 2016

Thousands of Atheists Might Be in For a Big Surprise When They Flock to Washington
D.C. for Their Massive ‘Reason Rally’ Event Next Month
, The Blaze, 4 May 2016

Why the NUS needs to stop ‘no-platforming’, National Student, 3 May 2016

Islamist terrorism: chilling echoes of Pastor Niemoller, Open Democracy, 2 May 2016

Why is academic freedom important?, X Index, 28 April 2016

NUS ‘no platform’ policy goes ‘too far’ and threatens free speech, Peter Tatchell warns, Independent, 25 April 2016

Secular Activist Targeted and Killed in Bangladesh, AdVox Global Voices, 7 April 2016

Women speak on secularism from … London, UK: Maryam Namazie, SIAWI, 6 April 2016

Tatchell’s reply: “A new left-wing McCarthyism”, Bright Green, 4 April 2016

Amanda Foreman on five novels about the status of women, Wall Street Journal, 1 April 2016

Protestors Sabotage Goldsmiths Free Speech Event Because They Disagreed With Comedian’s
, Huffington Post, 1 April 2016

Playground politics have arrived at university: if your views differ from the norm, you’ll be ostracised, The Telegraph, 31 March 2016

Has It Become Racist to Condemn FGM?, Huffington Post Young Voices, 31 March 2016

Protesters scupper comic’s free speech gig at Goldsmiths… because they dislike her views, Evening Standard, 31 March 2016

Can student radicals please just publish a League Table of Oppression?, The Telegraph, 25 March 2016


Free speech is a Left wing value, Spiked, 21 March 2016

Educate Together awarded ‘Secularist of the Year’ prize, NSS, 19 March 2016

The end of free speech?, Bristol Festival of Ideas panel discussion, 19 March 2016

There Was A Protest Outside NUS Headquarters Against Group’s No Platform Policies,
Huffington Post Young Voices, 18 March 2016

The idea of a university as a free space rather than a safe space is vanishing, The Spectator, 17 March 2016

Marginalised voices are the first victims of no-platforming, Politics, 16 March 2016

LSE’s Islamic Society holds banquet that separates men and women, IBT, 16 March 2016

EXCLUSIVE: London School of Economics Islamic Society holds segregated dinner with a curtain across the room to separate male and female students, Daily Mail, 15 March 2016

Can universities still provide a transformative experience?, Open Democracy, 15 March 2016

Why feminists need to learn about religion, The Conversation, 14 March 2016

Towards a secular european society, Euromind, European Parliament, 13 March 2016

Quand les islamistes infiltrent les universités, Marianne, 12 March 2016

Peter Tatchell, AC Grayling And Richard Dawkins Support Protest Against NUS No Platform Policies, Huffington Post, 11 March 2016

The “Inter-faith” trap, Secular News Network, 9 March 2016

Atheist students are losing their faith in free speech, Spiked, 7 March 2016

Now the baby boomers are the reactionaries. The tables are turned, The Guardian, 6 March 2016

Lars Åberg: Allt fler vill krocksäkra det offentliga samtalet, Goteborgs Posten, 1 March 2016

NUS criticised in open letter for its safe space and no-platform policies as free speech campaigners plan protest, The Independent, 29 February 2016

UK sharia courts condone forced marriage and ignore violence against women, Double Bind, 28 February 2016

Is This Hollywood Megastar an Atheist? Famed Actor Set to Speak to Tens of Thousands of Non-Believers at ‘Reason Rally’, The Blaze, 26 February 2016

Is university free speech under threat? My report on safe spaces, no platform & censorship, BBC, 26 February 2016

Salman Rushdie fatwa causes outrage, The Guardian, 25 February 2016

Euromind, ciencia para la política, El Mundo, 23 February 2016

Today’s student activists only reflect the censorship of our Government, The Independent, 21 February 2016

Taking offence: a new pandemic? Times Higher Education, 18 February 2016

Why must Maryam Namazie take on the left in her critiques of Islamic extremism? Feminist Current, 16 February 2016

Kerry called Daesh apostates: Here’s what real ex-Muslims had to say about that, Albawaba, 5 February 2016

The danger of equating speech with violence, Spiked, 1 February 2016

Free speech: we can recognise the wrongs of the past without using bans, Guardian Letters, 31 January 2016

I defend my right to express doubts freely about Islam, Sunday Times, 31 January 2016

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Criticises Trinity’s Muslim Student Association, University Times, 26 January 2016

Is free speech in British universities under threat?, The Observer, 24 January 2016

Twice as many men as women to speak at the Union in Hilary, Oxford Student, 23 January 2016

Does Everyone Want To Silence Ex-Muslims?
Huffington Post, 22 January

KCL’s Student Israel society attacked by demonstrators, Telegraph, 20 January 2016

The poshos pushing campus censorship, The Telegraph, 19 January 2016

Student bans threaten free speech, Australian, 18 January 2016

Don’t blame the students. They’re a product of a Britain that’s losing its love of free speech, The Spectator, 18 January 2016

Restriction of free speech has ‘increased’ on UK university campuses in 2015, IBT, 18 January 2016


Stop, look, listen: the university’s role in counterterrorism, Times Higher Education, 14 January 2016

Oxford VC tells students to open their minds, The Australian, 13 January 2016

MARYAM NAMAZIE: Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly ‘offensive’ stance on Islam, Daily Mail, 9 January 2015

Revealed: Extremists tell students to sabotage government anti-terror drive –
as Corbyn girl backs fanatics and says ‘laws should be broken’
, Daily Mail, 8 January 2016

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home, Index for Censorship, 7 January 2016

Atheism is an old boys’ club. More women should admit to being Godless, The Telegraph, 7 January 2016

Lessons of free speech ‘Charlie Hebdo’ taught us have been forgotten already, Irish Independent, 6 January 2016

The 12 biggest events to have occurred at UK universities in 2015, The Independent, 30 December 2015

Timidity over free speech is a gift to political authoritarians, South China Morning Post, 29 December 2015

Not allowing free speech on-campus is dangerous – universities need to defend their right to be offensive, The Independent, 28 December 2015

Eight student stories that defined 2015, The Guardian, 22 December 2015

Do We Need a ‘Safe Space’ from Donald Trump?, New York Times, 21 December

‘Free speech watch out, the unions are coming!’ The Telegraph, 21 December

If Nelson Mandela could tolerate Cecil Rhodes, why can’t Oxford University?
Daily Telegraph, 21 December 2015

Student censorship, Telegraph Letters, 19 December 2015

Universities ‘must stand up to easily offended students
‘, academics
warn, ITV, 19 December 2015

Universities are stifling free speech, warn leading academics as students
campaign to remove statue of ‘racist’ Cecil Rhodes from Oxford college
Daily Mail, 19 December 2015

Head of student Islamic Society that heckled ‘intolerant’ speaker quits over
a series of anti-gay tweets
, Daily Mail, 19 December 2015

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’, Daily Telegraph,
18 December 2015

Goldsmiths’ Islamic and Atheist societies may face disciplinary action
over Maryam Namazie lecture
, London Student, 16 December 2015

Islamic Students Disrupt Blasphemy and Apostasy Lecture, Monday Matters,
16 December 2015

The Left Must Stand With Apostates, Too, Huffington Post, 15 December
News Goldsmiths’ Islamic and Atheist societies may face disciplinary action over Maryam Namazie lecture, London Student, 16 December 2015

Islamic Students Disrupt Blasphemy and Apostasy Lecture, Monday Matters, 16 December 2015

It’s PMQs, not safe spaces, which is the future for open debate, Yahoo news, 15 December 2015

“Islamism is a vast killing machine” – An interview with Maryam Namazie, Exepose, 14 December 2015

MuslimInnen gegen Scharia-Gerichte, Emma, December 2015

Back To The Drawing Board At Goldsmiths SU, London Student, 14 December 2015

How A Speech About Secularism At Goldsmiths University Sparked A Debate About Homophobia And Islam, Albawaba, 14 December 2015

No cloak of invisibility, The Independent, 14 December 2015

The Left Must Stand With Apostates, Too, Huffington Post, 12 December 2015

Feminist hits out at ‘betrayal’ by students, The Times, 12 December 2015

University Islamic society president resigns after tweet ‘homosexuality is a disease’, Express, 10 December 2015

Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society President Resigns After Sending Homophobic Tweets, Huffington, 10 December 2015

Calls For The NUS To Reform Safe Space Policy Following Maryam Namazie Disruption, London Student, 10 December 2015

University’s Islamic society president resigns after tweet saying ‘homosexuality is a disease of the heart and the mind’ is found on his account, Daily Mail, 10 December 2015

David Cameron urged to ban ‘discriminatory’ sharia courts from hearing divorce cases, Standard, 10 December 2015

Goldsmiths Islamic society head quits in wake of anti-gay tweet claims, Evening Standard, 9 December 2015

We must be free to challenge beliefs without fear of intimidation, Evening Standard, 9 December 2015

‘Progressieve’ fundamentalisten kapen safe places, Opiniez, 7 December 2015

Sharia courts in the UK should be stopped from presiding over divorces, campaigners warn, Independent, 6 December 2015

There’s nothing safe about student ‘safe spaces’ anymore, The Spectator, 6 December 2015

The Shame and the Disgrace of the Pro-Islamist Left, Quilette, 6 December 2015

Multiculturalism and the culture of offence, Independent Ireland, 6 December 2015

Goldsmiths Islamic Society protesters intimidate ex-Muslim campaigner, The Mancunion, 6 December 2015

University ‘safe space’ policies stifle freedom of expression, warns human rights activist, The Independent, 4 December 2015

See How Ex-Muslim Handles Muslim Disrupters During University Presentation: ‘Oh, You’re Intimidated? Go to Your Safe Space’, The Blaze, 4 December 2015

Islamic Student Society Heckles Human Rights Activist During Blasphemy Lecture, The Tower, 4 December 2015

Muslim students from Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society ‘heckle and aggressively interrupt’ Maryam Namazie talk, The Independent, 4 December 2015

The Liberal Racism faced by ex-Muslims, Spiked, 4 December 2015

Activist to complain to police over death threats at controversial Goldsmiths talk, East London Lines, 4 December 2015

Professors bullied online by students as they lose control of classroom, academic says, The Telegraph, 3 December 2015

Islamic Society students disrupt university lecture on blasphemy and make ‘death threat’, Sunday Express, 3 December 2015

Muslim students disrupt, heckle human rights speaker, accuse her of ‘violating their safe space’, The College Fix, 3 December 2015

Muslim students try to disrupt ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie’s talk on blasphemy at Goldsmiths University, NSS, 3 December 2015

Goldsmiths’ Islamic Society students disrupt human rights activist’s speech, Evening Standard, 3 December 2015

Islamic students pull plug on talk by atheist who ‘violated safe space’, The Times, 3 December 2015

University Islamic Society students ‘make death threats’ as they disrupt controversial blasphemy lecture by human rights activist who they said ‘violated their safe space’, Daily Mail, 2 December 2015

University Islamic Society accused of ‘thuggery’ against campaigner, East London Lines, 2 December 2015

Human rights campaigner heckled at blasphemy lecture, The Telegraph, 2 December 2015

Malaysian Apostate Confesses On Twitter #ExMuslimBecause “I Wanna Eat Pork, Drink Alcohol And Fornicate Freely”, Malaysian Digest, 2 December 2015

Universities must encourage free speech, not silence, The Boar, 22 November 2015

#ExMuslimBecause sparks serious debate, cheap insults and everything in between, Al Bawaba, 22 November 2015

As David Starkey is the latest to be banned by our politically correct universities… Britain’s students: the new fascists? Daily Mail, 20 November 2015

Video: Richard Dawkins discusses Coventry Telegraph’s Warwick University speaker ban story on US television show, Coventry Telegraph, 19 November 2015

Young, well educated – and permanently offended, Irish Independent, 11 November 2015

The Internet is outraged after Briton who fought Daesh is banned from speaking at his old university, Al Bawaba, 8 November 2015

Students accused of stifling debate with speaker bans, The Times, 6 November 2015

Just look who the university Thought Police have banned now…, The Telegraph, 6 November 2015

Beware the soft Stalinists of campus, The Times, 5 November 2015

Interview with Maryam Namazie, BBC Scotland, 1 November 2015

We’ll lose something vital if we stop debate on campus and beyond, The Guardian, 1 November 2015

Death of free speech: As Germaine Greer is branded ‘transphobic’ by student feminists, a top academic attacks the self-righteous zealots censoring history and literature and crushing debate in our universities, Daily Mail, 31 October 2015

Report: Maryam Namazie Speaks at Warwick University, Student Rights, 29 October 2015

Maryam Namazie speaks at the Phil after cancelled SOFIA talk, Trinity News, 21 October 2015

Why I speak out against Islamism, Guardian Comment is Free, 13 October 2015

British universities have a duty to defend the ‘unsafe’ space, The Spectator, 13 October 2015

Het cultuurrelativisme zal ons redden, Trouw, 11 October 2015

A hashtag shouldn’t make men fear for their lives. They already have a safe space – most of the world, The Guardian, 7 October 2015

Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins blast leftists for ‘betrayal’ of free speech, Campus Reform, 7 October 2015

Interview with Maryam Namazie, The Circled A, Resonance FM, 6 October 2015

Free Speech Is Being Defaced – We Must Fight, Huffington Post, 6 October 2015

Let Namazie speak, Trinity News, 4 October 2015

It’s time to shame ‘shame culture’, Telegraph, 5 October 2015

How modern-day ‘liberals’ are destroying the idea of liberalism, DNA, 4 October 2015

How brave Muslims are being silenced, The Guardian, 4 October 2015

Stepford Students safe in their little PC world, Irish Independent, 3 Oct 2015

Liddle’s Got Issues: freedom of speech, Sunday Times, 3 October 2015

Richard Dawkins on Regressive Left, Real Time with Bill Maher, 2 October 2015

The Problem With Religious Tolerance, The Chronicles of Higher Education, 2 October 2015

If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I? Spiked, 29 September 2015

Free speech can’t just apply to those you agree with, Spectator, 28 Sept 2015

Maryam Namazie: Warwick University student union ban on ex-Muslim campaigner overturned after outcry, IBT, 28 September 2015

Warwick University Student’s Union forced to overturn ban on ex-Muslim speaker, Coventry Observer, 28 Sept 2015

Sometimes it’s painful and scary to hear the truth, Evening Standard, 28 September 2015

Ex-Muslim speaker’s Warwick University ban overturned following public pressure, Coventry Telegraph, 27 Sept 2015

Anger as speaker at Warwick University banned over Islam offence fears, Coventry Telegraph, 27 September 2015

Atheistophobia: It’s time to talk about the most persecuted minority in the world, The Nation, 27 September 2015

Secular activist BANNED from speaking at UK university in case she offends, Express, 26 September 2015

Petition launched to allow secular activist Maryam Namazie’s speech at Warwick University, following ‘ban’, Independent, 26 Sept 2015

Why Warwick university was wrong to ban ex-Muslim speaker Maryam Namazie, Al Bab, 26 September 2015

Maryam Namazie banned from university talk, Daily Mail, 26 September 2015

Student union blocks speech by ‘inflammatory’ anti-sharia activist, The Guardian, 26 September 2015

Maryam Namazie: Secular activist barred from speaking at Warwick University over fears of ‘inciting hatred’ against Muslim students, The Independent, 25 September 2015

Ex-Muslim human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie banned from Warwick University because she’d offend Islam, IBT, 25 September 2015

Warwick Student Union bans ex-Muslim activist and says speakers must “avoid insulting other faiths”, NSS Newsline, 25 September 2015

Speaker banned from Warwick University over fears of offending Islam, Coventry Telegraph, 25 September 2015

Controversial speaker BANNED from talking at university- because she might offend Muslims, Mirror, 25 September 2015

Interview met Maryam Namazie, Jalta, 22 September 2015

Iran: Women fined £169 for wearing ‘bad hijabs’, IBT, 16 September 2015

Why I self-identify as an agnostic Muslim, The Nation Pakistan, 16 September 2015

Government urged to tackle sharia ‘courts’ and religious tribunals by women’s rights and secular campaigners, NSS Newsline, 16 June 2015

Sectarianism in modern Britain, National Secular Society, 9 September 2015

Poorly veiled women can have their cars impounded in Iran, Digital Journal, 5 September 2015

Iran: Cars of ‘poorly veiled women’ to be confiscated by police, IBT, 2 September 2015

In Focus: ‘Hypocrite’ West criticises Isis while ignoring Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia’s crimes, IBT, 19 June 2015

Raif Badawi: David Cameron to be urged to help free jailed Saudi blogger, The Independent, 16 June 2015

Government urged to tackle sharia ‘courts’ and religious tribunals by women’s rights and secular campaigners, NSS Newsline, 16 June 2015

Britain must ban Islamic sharia courts, say activists, The Nation, 16 June 2015

International Women’s Day, Dissenting Voices, Harry’s Place, 8 March 2015

Faire Entrer L’Islam Dans la Republique, France5TV, 3 March 2015

Report on International Conference on Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights, Secular World, First Quarter 2015

Dansende og glade muslimer får kjeft av ikke fullt så glade muslimer, Dagbladet, 21 February 2015

Islam and the culture of offence, missing the point, Open Democracy, 12 February 2015

Sharia law, apostasy and secularism, Open Democracy, 12 February 2015

Moroccan atheist: I have been betrayed by both east and west, Your Middle East, 11 February 2015

Sharia law versus secular democracy, Huffington Post, 11 February 2015

Atheist Ireland’s open letter, Guardian, 10 February 2015

What is more absurd than campus censorship, CiF, 7 February 2015

World Hijab Day, HNGN, 1 February 2015

Conference on Sharia law, apostasy and secularism, NSS Newsline, 28 January 2015

Maajid Nawaz on Blasphemy, Index on Censorship, 28 January 2015

Law Society backs down on Sharia wills, The Times, 26 November 2014

By caving in to religious misogyny, ‘anti-racist’ liberals reveal their inner racist, The Spectator, 24 November 2014

State racism and sexism in post-war Sri Lanka, Athirady English, 11 November 2014

Muslimer mot islamisme i London, Fritanke.No, 7 November 2014

You Don’t Have to be an Atheist to Be An Authentic Progressive, Huffington Post, 28 November 2014

My enemy’s enemy – the battle for secularism,Daniel Silas Adamson, Open Democracy, 23 October 2014

“Todos somos Kobané”, el grito de los resistentes al integrismo, Cronica, 18 October 2014

Freedom of Speech: When a Human Right Is Sometimes a Luxury, Huffington Post, 18 November 2014

Shariafication by Stealth, Pragna Patel, Open Democracy, 17 October 2014

London meet says RSS, Islamic State, Taliban, European far-right “using religion for political supremacy”, Counterview, 17 October 2014

Freethinkers take on religious far-right at secularism conference in Tower Hill, The Docklands and East London Advertiser, 16 October 2014

Donne contro l’Isis e i fondamentalismi, Pagina99, 15 October 2014

Secular conference created a sense of imminent and momentous change – and women will be the driving force, Terry Sanderson, NSS Blog, 15 October 2014

We are all Kobane: Rallying Cry of Resistants against Fundamentalism, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Nous sommes tous Kobané: le cri de résistants à l’intégrisme, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Guess what?: SIMPONI wins int’l competition, Jakarta Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Child abuse policy at school run by Muslim hardliner was based on sharia:  Islamic scholars were to be consulted in welfare cases, Mail on Sunday, 11 October 2014 [external link]

Secularism at risk in Sub-Saharan secular states: the challenges for Senegal and Mali, Fatou Sow, Open Democracy, 10 October 2014 [external link]

Secular conference to discuss rise of religious-Right, The Guardian, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Conquering Fear with Hope, Gita Sahgal, Open Democracy, 9 October 2014 [external link]

L’urgenza della laicità, Riforma, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Event on Rise of Religious Extremism to be Hosted in London, Prensa Latina, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Promoting the global secular alternative in the ISIS era, Karima Bennoune’s interview with Marieme Helie Lucas and Maryam Namazie. Open Democracy, 4 October 2014 [external link]

Muslim Women Deserve Better than Sharia Law, Standpoint Magazine, October 2014 [external link]

Lars Åberg: Vänsterns kulturrelativism leder till en ideologisk kullerbytta, Sydsvenskan, 23 May 2014 [external link]

Iranian Women Launch Facebook Page Against Hijab: ‘A Key Challenge to Regime’ Activist Says, IBN, 16 May 2014 [external link]

Maryam Namazie: Fear, Fitnah and Freedom, The Thinking Atheist, 8 May 2014 [external link]

Bunuh Pemerkosa, Malah Terancam Hukuman Gantung, Inilah, 30 April 2014 [external link]

Iran courts still blaming rape victims for their attack, Vice News, 29 April 2014 [external link]

Atheist Leaders Host Mormon Exodus, KCSG TV, 4 April 2014 [external link]

The Apostate, Sunday Times, 30 March 2014 [external link]

Marsz Ateistow i Egzekucja ich Patrona, Polski Radio, 29 March 2014 [external link]

Who represents British Muslims, BBC Newsnight, 24 March 2014 [external link]

MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus, KBIA, 17 March 2014 [external link]

Calcio: delegazione ong da Blatter, stop divieto islamico donne negli stadi, Libero, 12 February 2014 [external link]

Separate is never equal, Open Magazine, 8 February 2014 [external link]

Should secular universities in the UK allow for Muslim segregation? Deutch Welle Radio, 9 February 2014 [external link]

Muslim gender segregation stirs UK debate, Al Jazeera, 30 January 2014 [external link]

University Challenge: secular neutrality or religious privilege? Open Democracy, 20 January 2014 [external link]

Student and women’s groups write open letter to UN condemning gender segregation in UK universities, The Independent, 15 January 2014 [external link]

Religion and democracy: never the twain, The Times, 18 December 2013 [external link]

On sex segregation, BBC World Service, 14 December 2013 [external link]

Gender segregation guidelines u-turn following PM warning, Channel 4 News,13 December 2013 [external news]

Universities pull back from sex segregation as Cameron weighs in, Daily Telegraph, 13 December 2013 [external link]

On the niqab, Community Channel, 13 December 2013 [external link]

Sexual apartheid: Is there any room for gender segregation, This Week, 12 December 2013 [external link]

A future labour government will ‘not tolerate’ gender segregation at our universities, Left Foot Forward, 12 December 2013 [external link]

Outcry at ‘gender apartheid’ in new guidance for UK universities, The Independent, 11 December 2013 [external link]

University gender segregation ‘violation of women’s freedom’, BBC, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Backlash grows over university gender segregation guidelines, Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Gender Apartheid is real in UK universities so why aren’t more people fighting it? Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2013 [external link]

‘We will fight them like the suffragettes’: Protesters target Universities UK over sex segregation policy, Politics, 11 December 2013 [external link]

The segregation of women and the appeasement of bigotry at UK’s universities, The Spectator, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Sex apartheid in British universities deemed acceptable, Voice of Russia, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Gender Segregation protests against university guidelines, Channel 4 News, 10 December 2013 [external link]

Why we are protesting against gender segregation this evening, Left Foot Forward, 10 December 2013 [external link]

Sex segregation at university debates is not okay, Care2, 30 November 2013 [external link]

Should Britain ban the niqab? Channel, 27 November 2013 [external link]

Why can’t we admit we are scared of Islamism? The Spectator, 9 November 2013 [external link]

Why is the left so blinkered to Islamic extremism?, Independent Voices, 28 June 2013 [external link]

Don’t turn Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer into free speech martyrs, Left Foot Forward, 24 June 2013 [external link]

Sharia councils: unjust, unequal and consequence of failed policies, Left Foot Forward, 1 May 2013 [external link]

Med sharia skal man land bygge, Danish Weekendavisen, 15 March 2013 [external link]

International Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers, Scoop, 13 March 2013 [external link]

Women and Islam, The Thinking Atheist, 6 March 2013 [external link]

Muslimska domstolar på frammarsch i väst, Swedish GP, 4 March 2013 [external link]

Here’s why Sharia law has no place in Britain or elsewhere, Nahla Mahmoud, NSS Newsline, 6 February 2013 [external link]

Sharia law has no place in Britain or anywhere else, Nahla Mahmoud, Left Foot Forward, 5 February 2013 [external link]

Maryam Namazie on “Muslim Patrols” and Islamism, Hungarian magazine Hetek, p. 7, 25 January 2013 [external link]

One Law for All activist Nahla Mahmoud speaks against Sharia Law in Britain, Channel 4thought TV, 17 January 2013 [external link]

Relaunch of Lawyers Secular Society, The Lawyer, 7 January 2013 [external link]

British government set to battle Sharia courts, Huffington Post, 9 November 2012 [external post]

Winners of Passion for Freedom awards, Scoop, 7 November 2012 [external link]

My life as a connoisseur, The Spectator, 4 November 2012 [external link]

Religious versus secular student clashes resume, University World News, 14 October 2012 [external link]

Secularism 2012: A great success, NSS, 25 September 2012 [external link]

Islam: Dove sono i laici, Tellus Folio, 24 September 2012 [external link]

Laici Musulmani, il fatto societe, 22 September 2012 [external link]

London: Challenging religious privilege, Examiner, 16 August 2012 [external link]

Dawkins to speak at conference on Secularism, NSS Newsline, 14 August 2012 [external link]

Sex and secularism, Rush PR News, 30 July 2012 [external link]

Elle veut exclure des JO les pays qui voilent leurs femmes, Rue89, 24 July 2012 [external link]

Richard Dawkins, Aljazeera’s The Stream, 30 June 2012 [external link]

On Kamloops conference, The Thinking Atheist, 11 June 2012 [external link]

London: Challenging religious privilege, Examiner, 16 August 2012 [external link]
Dawkins to speak at conference on Secularism, NSS Newsline, 14 August 2012 [external link]
Sex and secularism, Rush PR News, 30 July 2012 [external link]
Elle veut exclure des JO les pays qui voilent leurs femmes, Rue89, 24 July 2012 [external link]
Richard Dawkins, Aljazeera’s The Stream, 30 June 2012 [external link]

The case for women, Pakistan’s The Friday Times, 18-24 May 2012 [external link]

Imagine no religion Canadian atheist convention sells out, Christian Post, 24 May 2012 [external link]

The Hejab or Bikini, Open Democracy, 17 May 2012 [external link]

International Call in support of Tunisian Secularists, Kapitalis, 13 May 2012 [external link]

When anti-racism becomes anti-woman, The Huffington Post, 1 May 2012 [external link]

Sharia Courts in Great Britain, Le Point, 13 April 2012 [external link]

Sex and Sharia: Muslim women punished for failed marriages, The Independent Blogs, 2 April 2012 [external link]

Peter Tatchell named as secularist of the year, Gay Star News, 18 March 2012 [external link]
Queen Mary Sharia Talk goes ahead despite Islamist Intimidation, NSS Newsline, 16 March 2012 [external link]
On Sharia and One Law for All, Sweden’s GP, 3 March 2012 [external link]

DV8: Can we talk about this?, Timeout London, 27 February 2012 [external link]

An important stand for free expression, Scoop, 17 February 2012 [external link]
Civil life must bind us not ritual and religion, Polly Toynbee, Guardian CiF, 16 February 2012 [external link]
UK: Islamist intimidation shuts down free speech, Shiraz Maher, Stonegate Institute, 16 February 2012 [external link]
Is FOSIS Training the violent extremists of tomorrow, Huffington Post, 3 February 2012 [external link]
A Day to Stand up for Free Expression, South African Times Live, 24 January 2012 [external link]
How freedom goes, The Spectator, 22 January 2012 [external link]
Strong religious belief is no excuse for intimidation, The Independent, 22 January 2012 [external link]
11 February: A Day to Defend Free Expression, New Zealand’s Scoop, 20 January 2012 [external link]
Islamist stops university talk with threats of violence, National Secular Society Newsline, 17 January 2012 [external link]
Forced Marriages dishonour Britain, Standpoint Magazine, 8 January 2012 [external link]
Cameron has yet to act on multiculturalism speech, MailOnline, 2 January 2012 [external link]
Local Islamists draw on British success to Bid for Sharia Law, The Australian, 7 October 2011 [external link]
Women Against the Law, The Spirit of Things, ABC Radio, 18 September 2011 [external link]
A Critic of Political Islam warns of ‘Misguided’ West, Huffington Post, 17 September 2011 [external link]
Sharia law in Libya, BBC Have your Say, 13 September 2011
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Watch video here [internal link]
Maryam Namazie’s in depth interview with Virginia Hausegger, ABC News 24’s One Plus One program, 2 September 2011.
Watch video here [internal link]
Keeping quiet allows intolerance to thrive, Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 September 2011.
British experiment a warning on Sharia law, Chris Merritt, The Australian, 26 August 2011.
Strength in Numbers, Channel 7;Today Tonight, 24 August 2011.
ABC Radio 774’s Conversation Hour with Jon Faine (Melbourne) interviewing Maryam Namazie along with artist Kavisha Mazzella and 9/11 survivor Genelle Guzman-McMillan, 24 August 2011.
British campaigner battles media cone of silence on Sharia law, Chris Merritt, The Australian, 23 August 2011.
Strength in Numbers, Channel 7;Today Tonight, 24 August 2011.
ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live with Phillip Adams interviewing Maryam Namazie along with Director of DV8 physical theatre Lloyd Newson whose latest work, Can We Talk About This? deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production premiered in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by an international tour. This documentary-style dance-theatre production is based on interviews, thoughts and speeches of individuals such as Maryam Namazie, the director of ‘One Law for All,’ which fights for the rights of women, and against Sharia courts and Sharia law being introduced in Britain, 22 August 2011.
Maryam was also interviewed in Persian on SBS Radio’s Persian Program, 27 August 2011.
Australia must fight call for sharia law, Maryam Namazie, The Australian, 12 August 2011 [external link]
On Stoning, BBC Uzbek, 11 July 2011 [external link]
Successful debate on Sharia law in Britain at House of Commons, Newsline, 8 July 2011 [external link]
International Day against Stoning, Washtington Post, 5 July 2011 [external link]
Support International Day Against Stoning, Richard Dawkins Foundation, 4 July 2011 [external link]
Dawkins urges constitutional reform to remove church role, Irish Times, 6 June 2011 [external link]
Last day of the Dublin Conference, Pharyngula, 5 June 2011 [external link]
Atheist confab in Ireland comes as Europe confronts religion in public life, CS Monitor, 3 June 2011 [external link]
Dublin hosts first atheist conference, Irish Times, 1 June 2011 [external link]
The great Olympic cover up, Standpoint magazine, 1 June 2011 [external link]
Scotland and the veil, Scotland Herald, 17 April 2011 [external link]
Maryam Namazie, A Courageous Activist,International Humanist News, 12 January 2011 [external link]
Fury as firm of solicitors offers sharia advice, Newsline, 18 February 2011 [external link]
Maryam Namazie debates whether God has gone Global at the BBC Radio 3 Freethinking Festival, Radio 3, broadcast 16 December 2010 Listen BBC 3 Freethinking Festival or see BBC [external link]
Conference examines Sharia and Apostasy, Newsline, 17 December 2010 [external link]
Passion for Freedom art exhibition, Human Rights Service, 12 December 2010 [external link]
New photo raises false hopes in Sakineh saga, France 24, 10 December 2010 [external link]
Violence and Restraints on Women in Islamic Immigrant Communities, AHA Foundation, 9 December 2010 [external link]
One Law for All report cited in The official indulgence of Islamism in East London, Nick Cohen, The Spectator, 5 December 2010 [external link]
No Sharia law in Britain, Maryam Namazie, Sofia no. 97, Religion and Social Justice, September 2010 [external link]
Harsh judgment on the pope and religion, letter to the editor, The Guardian, 15 September 2010 [external link]
On protest of the pope campaign, New Statesman, 12 September 2010 [external link]
Protests held worldwide against execution of Iranian woman, CNN, 25 July 2010 [external link]
radio 5live logoBBC 5 Live on Sakine’s case, 24 July 2010
What isn’t wrong with Sharia law, Maryam Namazie, Guardian’s Legal Website, 5 July 2010 [external link]
Letter to the editor, One law for all versus Sharia law, Jakarta Post, 25 June 2010 [external link]
Human Rights test case call for sharia law, Law Society Gazette, 24 June 2010 [external link]
RT-logo Coverage of 20 June rally, RT, 20 June 2010 [external link]
Maryam Namazie on new Sharia report, BBC Breakfast TV, 20 June 2010 [internal link]
Hundreds expected for Sharia law rally this weekend, PinkPaper, 17 June 2010 [external link]
logo-the-worldSharia arbitration in Britain, BBC The World, 15 March 2010
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The Guardian, 14 March 2010 [external link]
logo-herald-scotlandScots Lawyers lead way with Sharia advice, Sunday Herald Scotland, 7 March 2010
BBC OxfordOne Law for All on BBC Oxford, February 25, 2010
Maryam Namazie and Anjem Choudhary, Sunday Express, February 7, 2010 [external link]
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To read a recent article of Maryam’s on Sharia law in the Independent World, February 1, 2010

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Maryam Namazie on a panel discussion on banning the burka,
East meets west: speakers debate women’s rights and religious beliefs – The Irish Times – Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Ruth Gledhil – Articles of Faith
Sharia a threat to Britain’s future as ‘tolerant’ society
January 11, 2010 [External Link]
Programme on Sharia courts, with an interview with Maryam Namazie, BBC Wales, December 10, 2009
The programme can be viewed here.
The piece on Sharia starts at 12:00 and ends at 23:58.
One Law for All on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme, November 22, 2009
Just say no to Sharia law, Peter Tatchell, Guardian’s Comment is Free, November 20, 2009 [External Link]
BBC Our World – Sharia UK – Trailer & Interview with Maryam Namazie
October 2009 [download]
One Law for All Campaign mentioned in Sharia Law UK, Mail on Sunday
July 5, 2009 [Internal Link]
One Law for All Campaign mentioned in Civitas report on Sharia or One Law for All,
Civitas, June 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie, The Fighter, Easy Living Magazine, July 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie on banning the burka, BBC Woman’s Hour, June 30, 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie on banning the burqa on BBC Humberside, June 25, 2009 [Internal Link]
One Law for All, National Post, Canada, March 12, 2009 [External Link]
On sharia law in Britain, French TV, March 11, 2009 [External Link]
Hundreds expected at anti-Sharia demo, The Times, March 6, 2009 [External Link]
Raise your voices against Sharia, Newsline, February 27, 2009 [External Link]
Fariborz Pooya interviews Maryam Namazie and Bahram Soroush on One Law for All Campaign against Sharia law in Britian, February 27, 2009
Background on the One Law for All Campaign
On the nature of Sharia courts and tribunals
On whether it is Islamophobic and unfair to oppose Sharia [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie discusses whether Islam is an intolerant religion on BBC One’s Big Questions, 22 February, 2009 [External Link]
To listen to Maryam Namazie’s Another Thought for the Day for February 18, 2009 entitled: Some of us had to flee to escape Sharia on The Guardian’s Comment is Free site. [Internal Link]
This is a series of podcasts offering a secular alternative to the BBC Today programme’s Thought for the Day, in association with the Humanist Society of Scotland: You can see the transcript of the podcast here: [External Link]
Maryam Namazie on One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain, BBC Leicester, January 15, 2009 [Internal Link
Women are discriminated against in Sharia courts, BBC News, 15 December, 2008[External Link]
Maryam Namazie on One Law for All, Trouw, Netherlands, 11 December 2008 [External Link]
Maryam Namazie, One Law For All Campaign Organiser for the UK campaign against Sharia law, talking on Women’s Hour on Radio 4, Wednesday 10th December 2008. [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie debating Faizal Aqtab Siddiqi (Hijaz College Islamic University) on BBC 5Live Breakfast Show with Nicky Campbell, Wednesday 10th Dec 2008. [Internal Link]
The One Law For All campaign – supported by the National Secular Society – is to be launched in the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, 5 December 2008, Newsline [External Link]
Launch of Campaign Against Sharia law in Britain, 2 December 2008, Scoop [External Link]
Q&A: ‘Divinely Ordained Law Makes Abolition More Difficult,’ interview with Maryam Namazie, IPS, 2 December 2008 [External Link]
Sharia Law called racist, CNS News, October 13, 2008 [Internal Link] [Printable Version]
It’s time to take a stand against Islam and Sharia, Times, March 11, 2008 [Internal Link] [Printable Version]
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  1. Tom Joseph November 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm

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  3. […] As an atheist, there is logical justification to why a woman would choose to wear a burqa or have the wearing of it mandated by society. But as a matter of culture and religion, women do choose to wear a burqa. As much as I find the practice distasteful, banning the burqa will clash with religious rights that a secular society should protect. There is a great discussion from Irish radio on the burqa that covers all sides and shows the issue to be quite complex (third item down – Newstalk Ireland’s Wide Angle Program). […]

  4. victor February 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    jesus says any religion that does not confess him as GOD that come too earth as man and GOD is false it is the antichrist it is evil .it will be sent into hell too be with the devil. islam is stright from hell ,it is evil it is a lie from hell. islam is a religion of hate ,evil, lies , it is death ,it spreads death ,all in it will burn in hell. there l;ies cannot cover there evil , jesus is GOD the onloy way into heaven he is all TRUTH , there is none others.

  5. GANDAPUR March 1, 2010 at 11:55 am

    in the 21st century what is use of Religious laws , pepoles of Iran needs independencey , libtal society , democratic rights

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    By ALL means – no one needs the sharia law! Not even the “believers” in Islam!

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