Public meeting with Maryam Namazie.

Topic Freedom of Speech

 

Maryam Namazie is the leading figure in the Council of Ex-Muslims, the One Law for All campaign and Fitnah (Movement for Islamic Women's Liberation). She is a powerful and radical speaker.

She will describe how freedom of expression is key in opposing Sharia law and repression by Islamists. Freedom of expression is crucial to protect criticism of religion and that which is deemed to be taboo and sacred.

She says that ‘many still consider the exercise of free expression and a criticism of Sharia and Islamism as a form of racism and Islamophobia’, but that this wrong. ‘In fact isn’t it racist to deem whole groups of people worthy of lesser rights?’

She castigates the application of discriminatory Sharia laws on people because of their background or ‘community’.

 

Maryam will be introduced by Behzad Vorpushti, one of the Northern ex Muslims meetup organisers and the meeting will be chaired by Guy Otten, Chair of Greater Manchester Humanists.

Maryam will speak for 30 minutes and this will be followed by 45 mins questions and discussion.

 

There is no charge for this meeting but a collection will be taken up for the work of the Council of Ex Muslims

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  • Sarah

    Fantastic talk, great speaker to listen to.

    July 17, 2013

  • Derek M.

    Did she say the BHA wouldn't support the "One Law for All" campaign? Why not? Perhaps we could find a BHA trustee to ask!

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Guy O.

      Yes I already have that as a query!

      1 · July 17, 2013

  • Richard J.

    Excellent speaker. Very important topic. Maryam is both passionate and articulate. Both her talk and her replies to questioners were very clear and well thought out.

    July 17, 2013

  • Guy O.

    Our best public meeting so far: an impassioned speaker on important subject

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent and passionate speaker, good questions from the audience and well thought out answers.

    July 16, 2013

  • David B.

    Excellent motivating speaker. May be reassess some of my long held views.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, still at work.

    July 16, 2013

  • Denise B.

    clashes with my yoga class, sorry!

    June 30, 2013

73 went

  • Guy O.
    Celebrant, acting secretary of GMH, BHA Trustee and NSS member, Organizer
    Event Host
  • Jon
    meetup friend
  • Derek M.
    Stockport Group Treasurer and GMH member, Assistant Organizer
  • Stephen E. +1
    Atheist
  • Susan C
    Atheist and Humanist
  • Reg B.
    BHA, GMH and Rationalist Association member
  • John C.
    Secretary of GMH, BHA and GMH member
  • Sandbad
    Organiser of Northern Ex-Muslims meetup group
  • Steven L. +1
    GMH Treasurer
  • leonard l.
    BHA member
  • Richard W.
    atheist
  • Richard J.
    Chair of Liverpool Humanists
  • David B.
    Webmaster at Lancashire Secular Humanists
  • Sarah
    Atheist
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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