Media Coverage

We are all Kobane: Rallying Cry of Resistants against Fundamentalism, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Nous sommes tous Kobané: le cri de résistants à l’intégrisme, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Guess what?: SIMPONI wins int’l competition, Jakarta Post, 14 October 2014 [external link]

Child abuse policy at school run by Muslim hardliner was based on sharia:  Islamic scholars were to be consulted in welfare cases, Mail on Sunday, 11 October 2014 [external link]

Secularism at risk in Sub-Saharan secular states: the challenges for Senegal and Mali, Fatou Sow, Open Democracy, 10 October 2014 [external link]

Secular conference to discuss rise of religious-Right, The Guardian, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Conquering Fear with Hope, Gita Sahgal, Open Democracy, 9 October 2014 [external link]

L’urgenza della laicità, Riforma, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Event on Rise of Religious Extremism to be Hosted in London, Prensa Latina, 9 October 2014 [external link]

Promoting the global secular alternative in the ISIS era, Karima Bennoune’s interview with Marieme Helie Lucas and Maryam Namazie. Open Democracy, 4 October 2014 [external link]

Muslim Women Deserve Better than Sharia Law, Standpoint Magazine, October 2014 [external link]

Lars Åberg: Vänsterns kulturrelativism leder till en ideologisk kullerbytta, Sydsvenskan, 23 May 2014 [external link]

Iranian Women Launch Facebook Page Against Hijab: ‘A Key Challenge to Regime’ Activist Says, IBN, 16 May 2014 [external link]

Maryam Namazie: Fear, Fitnah and Freedom, The Thinking Atheist, 8 May 2014 [external link]

Bunuh Pemerkosa, Malah Terancam Hukuman Gantung, Inilah, 30 April 2014 [external link]

Iran courts still blaming rape victims for their attack, Vice News, 29 April 2014 [external link]

Atheist Leaders Host Mormon Exodus, KCSG TV, 4 April 2014 [external link]

The Apostate, Sunday Times, 30 March 2014 [external link]

Marsz Ateistow i Egzekucja ich Patrona, Polski Radio, 29 March 2014 [external link]

Who represents British Muslims, BBC Newsnight, 24 March 2014 [external link]

MU skeptics group brings big-name atheists to campus, KBIA, 17 March 2014 [external link]

Calcio: delegazione ong da Blatter, stop divieto islamico donne negli stadi, Libero, 12 February 2014 [external link]

Separate is never equal, Open Magazine, 8 February 2014 [external link]

Should secular universities in the UK allow for Muslim segregation? Deutch Welle Radio, 9 February 2014 [external link]

Muslim gender segregation stirs UK debate, Al Jazeera, 30 January 2014 [external link]

University Challenge: secular neutrality or religious privilege? Open Democracy, 20 January 2014 [external link]

Student and women’s groups write open letter to UN condemning gender segregation in UK universities, The Independent, 15 January 2014 [external link]

Religion and democracy: never the twain, The Times, 18 December 2013 [external link]

On sex segregation, BBC World Service, 14 December 2013 [external link]

Gender segregation guidelines u-turn following PM warning, Channel 4 News,13 December 2013 [external news]

Universities pull back from sex segregation as Cameron weighs in, Daily Telegraph, 13 December 2013 [external link]

On the niqab, Community Channel, 13 December 2013 [external link]

Sexual apartheid: Is there any room for gender segregation, This Week, 12 December 2013 [external link]

A future labour government will ‘not tolerate’ gender segregation at our universities, Left Foot Forward, 12 December 2013 [external link]

Outcry at ‘gender apartheid’ in new guidance for UK universities, The Independent, 11 December 2013 [external link]

University gender segregation ‘violation of women’s freedom’, BBC, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Backlash grows over university gender segregation guidelines, Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Gender Apartheid is real in UK universities so why aren’t more people fighting it? Daily Telegraph, 11 December 2013 [external link]

‘We will fight them like the suffragettes’: Protesters target Universities UK over sex segregation policy, Politics, 11 December 2013 [external link]

The segregation of women and the appeasement of bigotry at UK’s universities, The Spectator, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Sex apartheid in British universities deemed acceptable, Voice of Russia, 11 December 2013 [external link]

Gender Segregation protests against university guidelines, Channel 4 News, 10 December 2013 [external link]

Why we are protesting against gender segregation this evening, Left Foot Forward, 10 December 2013 [external link]

Sex segregation at university debates is not okay, Care2, 30 November 2013 [external link]

Should Britain ban the niqab? Channel 4thought.tv, 27 November 2013 [external link]

Why can’t we admit we are scared of Islamism? The Spectator, 9 November 2013 [external link]

Why is the left so blinkered to Islamic extremism?, Independent Voices, 28 June 2013 [external link]

Don’t turn Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer into free speech martyrs, Left Foot Forward, 24 June 2013 [external link]

Sharia councils: unjust, unequal and consequence of failed policies, Left Foot Forward, 1 May 2013 [external link]

Med sharia skal man land bygge, Danish Weekendavisen, 15 March 2013 [external link]

International Day to Defend Apostates and Blasphemers, Scoop, 13 March 2013 [external link]

Women and Islam, The Thinking Atheist, 6 March 2013 [external link]

Muslimska domstolar på frammarsch i väst, Swedish GP, 4 March 2013 [external link]

Here’s why Sharia law has no place in Britain or elsewhere, Nahla Mahmoud, NSS Newsline, 6 February 2013 [external link]

Sharia law has no place in Britain or anywhere else, Nahla Mahmoud, Left Foot Forward, 5 February 2013 [external link]

Maryam Namazie on “Muslim Patrols” and Islamism, Hungarian magazine Hetek, p. 7, 25 January 2013 [external link]

One Law for All activist Nahla Mahmoud speaks against Sharia Law in Britain, Channel 4thought TV, 17 January 2013 [external link]

Relaunch of Lawyers Secular Society, The Lawyer, 7 January 2013 [external link]

British government set to battle Sharia courts, Huffington Post, 9 November 2012 [external post]

Winners of Passion for Freedom awards, Scoop, 7 November 2012 [external link]

My life as a connoisseur, The Spectator, 4 November 2012 [external link]

Religious versus secular student clashes resume, University World News, 14 October 2012 [external link]

Secularism 2012: A great success, NSS, 25 September 2012 [external link]

Islam: Dove sono i laici, Tellus Folio, 24 September 2012 [external link]

Laici Musulmani, il fatto societe, 22 September 2012 [external link]

London: Challenging religious privilege, Examiner, 16 August 2012 [external link]

Dawkins to speak at conference on Secularism, NSS Newsline, 14 August 2012 [external link]

Sex and secularism, Rush PR News, 30 July 2012 [external link]

Elle veut exclure des JO les pays qui voilent leurs femmes, Rue89, 24 July 2012 [external link]

Richard Dawkins, Aljazeera’s The Stream, 30 June 2012 [external link]

On Kamloops conference, The Thinking Atheist, 11 June 2012 [external link]

London: Challenging religious privilege, Examiner, 16 August 2012 [external link]
Dawkins to speak at conference on Secularism, NSS Newsline, 14 August 2012 [external link]
Sex and secularism, Rush PR News, 30 July 2012 [external link]
Elle veut exclure des JO les pays qui voilent leurs femmes, Rue89, 24 July 2012 [external link]
Richard Dawkins, Aljazeera’s The Stream, 30 June 2012 [external link]

The case for women, Pakistan’s The Friday Times, 18-24 May 2012 [external link]

Imagine no religion Canadian atheist convention sells out, Christian Post, 24 May 2012 [external link]

The Hejab or Bikini, Open Democracy, 17 May 2012 [external link]

International Call in support of Tunisian Secularists, Kapitalis, 13 May 2012 [external link]

When anti-racism becomes anti-woman, The Huffington Post, 1 May 2012 [external link]

Sharia Courts in Great Britain, Le Point, 13 April 2012 [external link]

Sex and Sharia: Muslim women punished for failed marriages, The Independent Blogs, 2 April 2012 [external link]

Peter Tatchell named as secularist of the year, Gay Star News, 18 March 2012 [external link]
Queen Mary Sharia Talk goes ahead despite Islamist Intimidation, NSS Newsline, 16 March 2012 [external link]
On Sharia and One Law for All, Sweden’s GP, 3 March 2012 [external link]

DV8: Can we talk about this?, Timeout London, 27 February 2012 [external link]

An important stand for free expression, Scoop, 17 February 2012 [external link]
Civil life must bind us not ritual and religion, Polly Toynbee, Guardian CiF, 16 February 2012 [external link]
UK: Islamist intimidation shuts down free speech, Shiraz Maher, Stonegate Institute, 16 February 2012 [external link]
Is FOSIS Training the violent extremists of tomorrow, Huffington Post, 3 February 2012 [external link]
A Day to Stand up for Free Expression, South African Times Live, 24 January 2012 [external link]
How freedom goes, The Spectator, 22 January 2012 [external link]
Strong religious belief is no excuse for intimidation, The Independent, 22 January 2012 [external link]
11 February: A Day to Defend Free Expression, New Zealand’s Scoop, 20 January 2012 [external link]
Islamist stops university talk with threats of violence, National Secular Society Newsline, 17 January 2012 [external link]
Forced Marriages dishonour Britain, Standpoint Magazine, 8 January 2012 [external link]
Cameron has yet to act on multiculturalism speech, MailOnline, 2 January 2012 [external link]
Local Islamists draw on British success to Bid for Sharia Law, The Australian, 7 October 2011 [external link]
Women Against the Law, The Spirit of Things, ABC Radio, 18 September 2011 [external link]
A Critic of Political Islam warns of ‘Misguided’ West, Huffington Post, 17 September 2011 [external link]
Sharia law in Libya, BBC Have your Say, 13 September 2011
Watch video here [internal link]
Maryam Namazie’s in depth interview with Virginia Hausegger, ABC News 24’s One Plus One program, 2 September 2011.
Watch video here [internal link]
Keeping quiet allows intolerance to thrive, Elizabeth Farrelly, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 September 2011.
British experiment a warning on Sharia law, Chris Merritt, The Australian, 26 August 2011.
Strength in Numbers, Channel 7;Today Tonight, 24 August 2011.
ABC Radio 774’s Conversation Hour with Jon Faine (Melbourne) interviewing Maryam Namazie along with artist Kavisha Mazzella and 9/11 survivor Genelle Guzman-McMillan, 24 August 2011.
British campaigner battles media cone of silence on Sharia law, Chris Merritt, The Australian, 23 August 2011.
Strength in Numbers, Channel 7;Today Tonight, 24 August 2011.
ABC Radio National’s Late Night Live with Phillip Adams interviewing Maryam Namazie along with Director of DV8 physical theatre Lloyd Newson whose latest work, Can We Talk About This? deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production premiered in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by an international tour. This documentary-style dance-theatre production is based on interviews, thoughts and speeches of individuals such as Maryam Namazie, the director of ‘One Law for All,’ which fights for the rights of women, and against Sharia courts and Sharia law being introduced in Britain, 22 August 2011.
Maryam was also interviewed in Persian on SBS Radio’s Persian Program, 27 August 2011.
Australia must fight call for sharia law, Maryam Namazie, The Australian, 12 August 2011 [external link]
On Stoning, BBC Uzbek, 11 July 2011 [external link]
Successful debate on Sharia law in Britain at House of Commons, Newsline, 8 July 2011 [external link]
International Day against Stoning, Washtington Post, 5 July 2011 [external link]
Support International Day Against Stoning, Richard Dawkins Foundation, 4 July 2011 [external link]
Dawkins urges constitutional reform to remove church role, Irish Times, 6 June 2011 [external link]
Last day of the Dublin Conference, Pharyngula, 5 June 2011 [external link]
Atheist confab in Ireland comes as Europe confronts religion in public life, CS Monitor, 3 June 2011 [external link]
Dublin hosts first atheist conference, Irish Times, 1 June 2011 [external link]
The great Olympic cover up, Standpoint magazine, 1 June 2011 [external link]
Scotland and the veil, Scotland Herald, 17 April 2011 [external link]
Maryam Namazie, A Courageous Activist,International Humanist News, 12 January 2011 [external link]
Fury as firm of solicitors offers sharia advice, Newsline, 18 February 2011 [external link]
Maryam Namazie debates whether God has gone Global at the BBC Radio 3 Freethinking Festival, Radio 3, broadcast 16 December 2010 Listen BBC 3 Freethinking Festival or see BBC [external link]
Conference examines Sharia and Apostasy, Newsline, 17 December 2010 [external link]
Passion for Freedom art exhibition, Human Rights Service, 12 December 2010 [external link]
New photo raises false hopes in Sakineh saga, France 24, 10 December 2010 [external link]
Violence and Restraints on Women in Islamic Immigrant Communities, AHA Foundation, 9 December 2010 [external link]
One Law for All report cited in The official indulgence of Islamism in East London, Nick Cohen, The Spectator, 5 December 2010 [external link]
No Sharia law in Britain, Maryam Namazie, Sofia no. 97, Religion and Social Justice, September 2010 [external link]
Harsh judgment on the pope and religion, letter to the editor, The Guardian, 15 September 2010 [external link]
On protest of the pope campaign, New Statesman, 12 September 2010 [external link]
Protests held worldwide against execution of Iranian woman, CNN, 25 July 2010 [external link]
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What isn’t wrong with Sharia law, Maryam Namazie, Guardian’s Legal Website, 5 July 2010 [external link]
Letter to the editor, One law for all versus Sharia law, Jakarta Post, 25 June 2010 [external link]
Human Rights test case call for sharia law, Law Society Gazette, 24 June 2010 [external link]
RT-logo Coverage of 20 June rally, RT, 20 June 2010 [external link]
Maryam Namazie on new Sharia report, BBC Breakfast TV, 20 June 2010 [internal link]
Hundreds expected for Sharia law rally this weekend, PinkPaper, 17 June 2010 [external link]
logo-the-worldSharia arbitration in Britain, BBC The World, 15 March 2010
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The Guardian, 14 March 2010 [external link]
logo-herald-scotlandScots Lawyers lead way with Sharia advice, Sunday Herald Scotland, 7 March 2010
BBC OxfordOne Law for All on BBC Oxford, February 25, 2010
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Maryam Namazie and Anjem Choudhary, Sunday Express, February 7, 2010 [external link]
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To read a recent article of Maryam’s on Sharia law in the Independent World, February 1, 2010
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Maryam Namazie on a panel discussion on banning the burka,
East meets west: speakers debate women’s rights and religious beliefs - The Irish Times – Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Ruth Gledhil – Articles of Faith
Sharia a threat to Britain’s future as ‘tolerant’ society
January 11, 2010 [External Link]
Programme on Sharia courts, with an interview with Maryam Namazie, BBC Wales, December 10, 2009
The programme can be viewed here.
The piece on Sharia starts at 12:00 and ends at 23:58.
One Law for All on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme, November 22, 2009
Just say no to Sharia law, Peter Tatchell, Guardian’s Comment is Free, November 20, 2009 [External Link]
BBC Our World – Sharia UK – Trailer & Interview with Maryam Namazie
October 2009 [download]
One Law for All Campaign mentioned in Sharia Law UK, Mail on Sunday
July 5, 2009 [Internal Link]
One Law for All Campaign mentioned in Civitas report on Sharia or One Law for All,
Civitas, June 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie, The Fighter, Easy Living Magazine, July 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie on banning the burka, BBC Woman’s Hour, June 30, 2009 [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie on banning the burqa on BBC Humberside, June 25, 2009 [Internal Link]
One Law for All, National Post, Canada, March 12, 2009 [External Link]
On sharia law in Britain, French TV, March 11, 2009 [External Link]
Hundreds expected at anti-Sharia demo, The Times, March 6, 2009 [External Link]
Raise your voices against Sharia, Newsline, February 27, 2009 [External Link]
Fariborz Pooya interviews Maryam Namazie and Bahram Soroush on One Law for All Campaign against Sharia law in Britian, February 27, 2009
Background on the One Law for All Campaign
On the nature of Sharia courts and tribunals
On whether it is Islamophobic and unfair to oppose Sharia [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie discusses whether Islam is an intolerant religion on BBC One’s Big Questions, 22 February, 2009 [External Link]
To listen to Maryam Namazie’s Another Thought for the Day for February 18, 2009 entitled: Some of us had to flee to escape Sharia on The Guardian’s Comment is Free site. [Internal Link]
This is a series of podcasts offering a secular alternative to the BBC Today programme’s Thought for the Day, in association with the Humanist Society of Scotland: You can see the transcript of the podcast here: [External Link]
Maryam Namazie on One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain, BBC Leicester, January 15, 2009 [Internal Link
Women are discriminated against in Sharia courts, BBC News, 15 December, 2008[External Link]
Maryam Namazie on One Law for All, Trouw, Netherlands, 11 December 2008 [External Link]
Maryam Namazie, One Law For All Campaign Organiser for the UK campaign against Sharia law, talking on Women’s Hour on Radio 4, Wednesday 10th December 2008. [Internal Link]
Maryam Namazie debating Faizal Aqtab Siddiqi (Hijaz College Islamic University) on BBC 5Live Breakfast Show with Nicky Campbell, Wednesday 10th Dec 2008. [Internal Link]
The One Law For All campaign – supported by the National Secular Society – is to be launched in the House of Lords on International Human Rights Day, 5 December 2008, Newsline [External Link]
Launch of Campaign Against Sharia law in Britain, 2 December 2008, Scoop [External Link]
Q&A: ‘Divinely Ordained Law Makes Abolition More Difficult,’ interview with Maryam Namazie, IPS, 2 December 2008 [External Link]
Sharia Law called racist, CNS News, October 13, 2008 [Internal Link] [Printable Version]
It’s time to take a stand against Islam and Sharia, Times, March 11, 2008 [Internal Link] [Printable Version]
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