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'They think they can do anything to women in this country,' More details..
24 July 2010 - International Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani Day, More details..
Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All & Equal Rights
I would be executed in Iran if I did this...
Versus Sharia
Manifesto of Liberation of Women in Iran
2010 must be the year to herald a new dawn
Islamic states are a threat to humankind
50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we are Atheists

Major Topics

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Cultural relativism, racism and 'Islamophobia'

Condeming Islam is not racism!
Rights trump culture and religion
It's not relative
Freedom of expression - no ifs, ands or buts
Islamophobia: No can do
Cultural Relativism: a foe of critical thought
Racism, cultural relativism and women's rights
Cultural relativism - this era's fascism

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Iran, Iraq and the Middle East

I would be executed in Iran if I did this...
Manifesto of Liberation of Women in Iran
2010 must be the year to herald a new dawn
Islamic states are a threat to humankind, Maryam Namazie's interview with the Secular Humanist League of Brazil
Their lives are important, for IDAHO 2007
Certainly not justice: On Saddam Hussein's execution
Nothing could be more offensive: On Khatami and St. Andrews University
Freedom of expression - no ifs and buts
Not another Iraq!
9 reasons why the 'presidential election' in Iran is a sham!
The rise of humanism and secularism in Iran
No, she was not mad
Seeking Mansoor Hekmat
So what if Shirin Ebadi is from 'our country'?
Torture and Execution do not belong in the 21st Century!
Point scoring in Bam, letters section of the Guardian
Mansoor Hekmat's name will endure through the ages
Yes, this is a moment of truth but not in the way Bush means
Iraqi and Iranian asylum seekers against war on Iraq!
Stoning and execution in Iran must end
Why we are refugees
Bogus arguments for a bogus policy: A critique of UK asylum policy
Jenin, War Crimes, and the Necessity of a Palestinian State
Islam, political Islam and women in the Middle East
Let asylum seekers go
On the presidential election in Iran
The first precondition to women's liberation in Iran is an end to political Islam
We are all of them
A critique of the Dutch governments position on Iran

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Sharia, Islam and political Islam

Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All & Equal Rights
I would be executed in Iran if I did this..
Versus Sharia
Islamic states are a threat to humankind
We had to flee to escape Sharia, Comment is Free podcast
To read transcript of podcast, click here
One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain Manifesto
Divinely Ordained law makes abolition more difficult, IPS Q&A
Freedom of expression and political Islam
Islam matters because of political Islam. To see speech, click here.
Nothing is inevitable, On Rowan Williams' comments on sharia law
Label me human, Humanist Thought for the world
The necessity of criticism, New Statesman
When religion means death, New Statesman
Losing my religion, New Statesman
Ex-Muslims, apostasy and the challenge to political Islam, speech at launch of Dutch ex-Muslim Committee
Why the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, speech at launch of organisation
Manifesto of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
On Fitna, the Movie. To see transcript, click here.
Freedom of expression - no ifs and buts
Not another Iraq!
We need to stand up to it, interview with Danish TV transcript
It was important to sign the manifesto, interview with Javanan
On International Women's Day: For Hatun
Islam must be criticised!
Offensive, Shmofensive
Why Apologise, on the Mohammad caricatures
Stand up to political Islam - Warning: religion is bad for our social health
Political Islam in the heart of secular Europe
Political Islam is the problem! Stop appeasing it! On the 7/7 Islamic terrorist attack on the people of London
Saudi Shame
The USA, political Islam and 21st century humanity
Solidarity groups must make sexual apartheid a thing of the past
I object! On the slaughter in Beslan
No, she was not mad
Islamophobia: No can do
Don't let me be misunderstood: On Qaradawi's visit to the UK
Islamic [in]justice: On the establishment of an Islamic court in Canada
False phobia Confusing 'Islamophobia' with racism
Unveiling the debate on secularism and rights
No Contradictions between Islam and human rights?
Cultural Relativism: a foe of critical thought
Islam, political Islam and women in the Middle East
Condemning Islam isn't racist
Women fleeing Islamist societies must be granted asylum
The first precondition to women's liberation in Iran is an end to political Islam

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Refugees and asylum seekers

The New World Order and refugee rights
Open letter to the Jordanian government on Iranian refugees stranded at its borders
On March 7, Ghorbanali Mazraekar spent another birthday in a Canadian prison
Refugee women: victims of the New World Order
We have also suffered at the hands of Islam!
Another small victory against detention
Safe according to whose interests?
On Mansoor Hekmat's role in the International Federation of Iranian Refugees
The EU's 'Commemoration' of June 20
Bogus arguments for a bogus policy: A critique of UK asylum policy
Le Pen, a sign of voter concern for immigration or lack of concern for parliamentary democracy?
Who is violent: asylum seekers or the Australian government?
On Palestinian and Afghan refugees
'Obstacles' to the 'return' of Afghans
End rule of war criminals in Afghanistan
Closing borders is a crime! On the IFIR's campaign in defence of Afghan refugees
Yet still, the borders remain closed
The right to move, live and work anywhere
Detention is state-sponsored violence
UNHCR has obligations too
On decreasing asylum applications in Europe
Kamal Mohammadian, an Iranian refugee, killed in Iran
Dead on Refusal
Who is to Blame for the Dover 58?
Shut Yarl's Wood down
Ramin Khaleghis murderers meet soon
No one must be next, A Case Study of Ramin Khaleghi and the failed UK asylum policy
Against the Bosnian governments restriction
Women fleeing Islamist societies must be granted asylum
Human rights in the 21st century: An escalation in the war to end the right to asylum
New Year resolution
Iranian refugees in peril: Turkish government regulation violates refugee rights
Reproductive health of refugee women in Kaysari, Turkey

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Secularism and Humanism

Freedom of expression - no ifs and buts
Islam must be criticised!
Offensive, Shmofensive
Why Apologise, on the Mohammad caricature
Shameless demand for secularism
Stand up to political Islam - Warning: religion is bad for our social health
Political Islam is the problem! Stop appeasing it! On the 7/7 Islamic terrorist attack on the people of London
Political Islam in the heart of secular Europe
The rise of humanism and secularism in Iran
Unveiling the debate on secularism and rights

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Terrorism

Religion has everything to do with terrorism
Not another Iraq!
The USA, political Islam and 21st century humanity
I object! On the slaughter in Beslan
How would you know about the value of human life?
Will the 21st century be the century of naked barbarity? The war on terrorism: a war on civil rights and humanity
The USA's 'war on terrorism' is a war on Middle Easterners
Only humanity can commemorate the victims of September 11
Terrorists cannot end terrorism, only we can
Violence in Genoa condemned

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Women's and children's rights

I would be executed in Iran if I did this...
Manifesto of Liberation of Women in Iran
Faith schools and a free society, letter to the Independent editor
In commemoration of Du'a and against honour killings. To see speech, click here.
Challenges facing the women's liberation movement
See film of speech on challenges facing women's liberation here
Sexual apartheid has to be a thing of the past
Children and emotional abuse, New Statesman
Yes, very friendly indeed: on women and Islam
The veil and violence against women, International Humanist News
In defence of the child before the veil
What's all the fuss about the veil? to see speech click here.
Faith and State: Getting the balance right
Political Islam is antithetical to women's equality
Beyond the Veil
On International Women's Day: For Hatun
Human beings first
Solidarity groups must make sexual apartheid a thing of the past
No, she was not mad
Start protecting children rather than Islam: On Shabina Begum and child veiling
So what if Shirin Ebadi is from 'our country'?
No Contradictions between Islam and human rights?
Islam, political Islam and women in the Middle East
Racism, cultural relativism and women's rights
Women fleeing Islamist societies must be granted asylum
The first precondition to women's liberation in Iran is an end to political Islam
A critique of the Dutch governments position on Iran

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