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  • Book Review: Women Against Fundamentalism: Stories of Dissent and Solidarity | 20 Jan 2015
    • Public Spirit Posted on 09/01/2015 at 4:25 pm. Tehmina Kazi Women Against Fundamentalism was formed in 1989 in the wake of the Rushdie Affair with the aim of challenging fundamentalist trends in all religions. Though it has now, after twenty-five years, ceased activities, the organization published an edited collection recounting the stories and experiences of…

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  • Dismantling Nine Mistaken Assumptions about the Paris atrocities | 20 Jan 2015
    • Left Foot Forward 8 January, 2015 Tehmina Kazi of British Muslims for Secular Democracy looks at nine mistaken assumptions doing the rounds about the murders that took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo yesterday. False Assumption One ‘Charlie Hebdo magazine was needlessly provocative’ Manufacturers of outrage and assorted agitators do not need any kind…

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  • Tehmina Kazi on Uniting Muslims in Chartist #271 – 08.11.2014 | 25 Nov 2014
    • In the latest issue of CHARTIST, Tehmina Kazi writes on the complications found in efforts to unite Muslims During September 2014, the #notinmyname hashtag went viral.  Young British Muslims at the East London-based Active Change Foundation created a video condemning ISIS, with a tagline at the end: “ISIS do not represent British Muslims.”  This was…

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  • You Don’t Have to be an Atheist to Be An Authentic Progressive, by Nancy Graham Holm | 29 Oct 2014
    • Most citizens with progressive politics want policies predicated on the philosophy of humanism, not religious dogma. They want modern ethical approaches to abortion, contraception, embryonic stem cell research, same-sex marriage, sex education, recovery programs, and the right to die. Internationally, progressives want full recognition of human rights. Secularism is seen as the only way to…

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  • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) response to the Woolwich murder | 23 May 2013
    • British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) are shocked and profoundly distressed by the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich on 22nd May 2013. The victim was a soldier who was described as a “loving father” to his two-year-old son, and we send our deepest condolences to his family and…

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