Maryam Namazie at CFI!
Maryam Namazie is a rights activist, commentator and broadcaster. She is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain. The campaign is opposed to faith based laws and promotes citizenship rights and one secular law for all. She is Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain which aims to break the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam and to oppose apostasy laws and political Islam. She hosts and produces a weekly TV International programme broadcast in the Middle East via New Channel TV.
Moreover, she is a National Secular Society Honorary Associate and the NSS’ 2005 Secularist of the Year award winner; spokesperson of Equal Rights Now - Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran; Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association; Central Committee member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran and co-editor of WPI Briefing. She is involved in the Third Camp against US militarism and Islamic terrorism among other things. Her blog has been rated one of the top 100 atheist blogs and she was selected one of the top 45 women of the year 2007 by Elle magazine Quebec.
You can listen to, read and comment on Maryam Namazie's Another Thought for the Day for February 18, 2009 on Sharia on The Guardian's Comment is Free site:
To read the transcript of the podcast, click here:
The above is part of 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.
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