Really iERA? Legal action?
- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 9, 2014
- 17 Comments
- hate speech, IERA, Islamism
Below is an email I just received from iERA – the organisation we recently exposed as a hate group (not charity) in our report entitled Evangelising Hate.
They are now threatening the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) and myself with legal action unless we remove one paragraph on my blog (though they are also “taking legal advice on the whole report”).
Really iERA? Just one teeny tiny little paragraph though we have over 40 pages of the organisation’s hate speech documented in our report?
In the letter, the hate group says they have never called for anyone’s death. Well, we beg to differ and we think the facts speak for themselves.
And to prove our point, after the report was published, a number of iERA supporters/activists have called me a “murtad” and “munafiq”, which are clear death threats for anyone who knows the Islamist movement. There have been death threats against me on their Facebook page (which have now been deleted). Plus one of their speakers we exposed in our report, Adnan Rashid, has been calling me Janazie (which means a corpse)…
— Adnan Rashid (@MrAdnanRashid) June 8, 2014
iERA: If anyone should face legal action it is you lot.
And no we will not be removing anything.
Here’s their letter, which if looked at carefully just exposes them even more…
I am writing to you in relation to your “Evangelising Hate” report against iERA as well as further comments made by Maryam Namazie on the website entitled FreeThoughtBlogs http://maryamnamazie.com/what-happens-to-iera-t-shirts-in-my-hands/) where she wrote:
“The iERA has sent the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) two T-shirts. You know, the yellow ones which their dawah teams wear on the streets of Britain to hate-preach misogyny and death to apostates, gays, Jews, unveiled women, Muslims who don’t agree with them….”
We are taking legal advice on the report as a whole because we believe there are some blatant untruths and twisting of many matters. As for the paragraph above, this contains outright falsehood as iERA has never called for the death of anyone. In fact, iERA does not know of any mainstream organisation in the West who has called for the death to unveiled women or Muslims who don’t agree with them. We advise you to take down this paragraph as this puts Ms. Namazie and your organisation at considerable risk of legal action.
I look forward to your confirmation of taking down this quote.
Abdurrahman bin Jaseem