In the Thursday 07 October 2008 TV Iiternational programme Maryam Namazie speaks to Fariborz Pooya on the shameful meeting of CODEPINK and US peace groups with Ahmadinejad; the production of a special car for women in Iran (since all they really need to do is shop and drive their children around!?); and the controversy around the Jewel of Medina and children’s status under Islamic rule. To see it, click here.

Also, tomorrow is the first conference of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain on October 10. You can either book via email today or register on the day for £5 more.

October 10 Conference on Political Islam, Sharia Law, and Civil Society

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 in Turkey. Other distinguished speakers at the conference are Mina Ahadi, Roy Brown, Giles Enders, Johann Hari, Ehsan Jami, Houzan Mahmoud, Caspar Melville, Taslima Nasreen, Fariborz Pooya, Terry Sanderson, Joan Smith, Bahram Soroush, Hanne Stinson, Hamid Taqvaee, Ibn Warraq, Keith Porteous Wood and Zia Zaffar.The event includes a comedy act by Nick Doody, the work of a well-known artist, Fitna Remade by Reza Moradi and Breaking the Taboo by Patty Debonitas.

For more information, a press pass, booking form or to interview speakers, please contact:Maryam NamazieCouncil of Ex-Muslims of BritainBM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UKTel: 07719166731E-mail

You can also download a booking form here.

Details on the conference:
10 October 2008
10am-6pm (Registration begins at 9am)
Conway Hall London
25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL
(Closest station: Holborn)
GBP 40 statutory organisations/businesses; GBP 20 voluntary sector; GBP 10 individuals, including lunch and refreshments.


  1. The conference was fantastic. Wanted to appreciate the hard work you guys do for Women’s Freedom.I will be there for Women’s Day.Faranak Rezaei

  2. Had a wonderful time at the conference. I appreciate the human rights approach to the issue (rather than a clash over atheism and religion).Count me in for the march on Women’s Day.John

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