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Latest Articles & Interviews

Sharia Law is Incompatible with Human Rights.

Interview with Chris Moos, Pragna Patel and Gita Sahgal on the Victory Against the Law Society.


Maryam Namazie: The Law Society has now withdrawn its Sharia-compliant guidance on wills and issued an apology. Why did you initiate a campaign against it?


Pragna Patel: It is easy to characterise this campaign as a ‘fuss about nothing’. The same was also said about our campaign against gender segregation in universities. What both incidents have in common is the ways in which so-called Sharia laws and values are normalised in public and institutional life as a ‘way of life’. Education and the law are key sites of control that religious fundamentalists and conservatives target. If we allow these forces to capture these sites, it will become impossible for us to challenge gender discrimination and inequality.....Read More


The Answer To Inhumanity Is Not More Inhumanity.

Maryam Namazie


The response to the likes of ISIS and the Taliban which recently massacred schoolchildren in Peshawar is not more militarism, which with cultural relativism has created the climate for the rise of the religious-Right. It is not more Iraq-isation of the world into religious, ethnic, cultural communities and societies, dividing people into every imagined homogenous grouping other than human and citizen. The response is not more “wars on terror” and attacks on civil rights or the legitimisation of torture and executions. It is not xenophobia and bigotry.... Read More

Art Corner

Syria Refugee Girls Draw Images of Forced Marriage


Syrian girls at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan recently attended sessions designed to raise awareness of the dangers of child marriage. A new report by Save the Children titled “Too Young To Wed” has revealed that amongst the many devastating effects of the civil war in Syria is the increase in the number of forced marriages of Syrian refugee girls in Jordan, where the rate of child marriage has doubled from 13% in pre conflict times... Read More



Volume 3, Issues 8 & 9

A Publication of Fitnah - Movement for Women’s Liberation

Secularism is a Right; Freedom is my Culture


Maryam Namazie on human rights


FAQ on Fitnah
Maryam Namazie Responds


Upcoming Events

7 February 2015
Sharia Law, Apostasy and Secularism Day-Conference, London, UK
The conference will include panel discussions and speeches on the situation of ex-Muslims in Britain and internationally, Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws, Islamism and the religious-Right, Sharia in the Law, Educational System and Public Policy, as well as the Veil and Burqa.

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Past Events

11-12 October 2014
International Conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights, London, UK
A broad coalition of secularists, including believers, free-thinkers, agnostics and atheists assembled from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the Diaspora at the unprecedented and historic gathering to discuss resistance against the repression and violence of ISIS and other manifestations of the religious-Right, including in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Israel, Libya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkey, Tunisia and Yemen..

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