The Goldsmiths Islamists (ISOC) & their LGBT & Feminist “Friends”

Since blogging about this rather bizarre confrontation a few days ago, things have become even weirder and far more bizarre, so much so, that it all warrants a return to take a closer look at ISOC (The Goldsmiths Islamic society). First The Backstory On 30 November 2015 Maryam Namazie gave a talk at Goldsmiths University. She had been … Read moreThe Goldsmiths Islamists (ISOC) & their LGBT & Feminist “Friends”

Apostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS

Not too long ago Maryam Namazie, an Iranian-born secularist and human rights activist, was invited to give a talk to the Atheists, Secularists and Humanists Society at Warwick university. That however was then cancelled by the students union because they feared she might “incite hatred” because as an ex-Muslim she would simply dare to criticise Islam. After a huge uproar (it made … Read moreApostasy, Blasphemy and Free Expression in the Age of ISIS

Censorship of @MaryamNamazie at the @Guardian

Maryam Namazie, like many of us, was quite frankly appalled with David Shariatmadari’s apologetics for Islamism that was recently published on 2nd Oct in the UKs Guardian, so she contacted them and demanded a right of reply. She was very much the target of his article, was named within it, and so it was wholly appropriate that … Read moreCensorship of @MaryamNamazie at the @Guardian

Warwick University ban overturned

The public pressure has been sufficiently large enough to embarrass Warwick into doing the right thing. It was only yesterday that I was blogging about it all and now today comes good news … Maryam Namazie had been banned by the university’s students’ union over fears she may offend Muslim students after 48 hours of … Read moreWarwick University ban overturned

Freedom of Speech banned at Warwick university in the UK

You would expect a university to be a melting pot of ideas and a place where not only do you learn, but you also have all of your preconceived notions challenged. Apparently this is not the case over at Warwick university because stories are circulating in the UKs national media that a secular activist who … Read moreFreedom of Speech banned at Warwick university in the UK

International Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers – 14th March

Maryam Namazie has posted the following, it is important so I’m reposting it all here. ———————— Countless individuals accused of apostasy and blasphemy face threats, imprisonment, and execution. Blasphemy laws in over 30 countries and apostasy laws in over 20 aim primarily to restrict thought, expression and the rights of Muslims, ex-Muslims and non-Muslims alike. … Read moreInternational Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers – 14th March