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  • Letters: Tribal honour code masks sexual abuse | 17 Sep 2014
    • Professor Alexis Jay’s report on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has been met with an array of trite responses. Some commentators have placed undue emphasis on the fact that child sexual exploitation happens in all communities, obfuscating the fact that offenders of Pakistani origin are over-represented in this specific form of child sexual exploitation (on-street…

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  • Let’s criminalise forced marriage: secular and Islamic perspectives | 24 Jan 2014
    • By Tehmina Kazi In a rejoinder to Amrit Wilson’s article Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it will not help women, Tehmina Kazi lays out the arguments for the criminalisation of forced marriage, with a particular focus on the Scottish Parliament’s recent consultation on full criminalisation In November 2013, I was asked to make a submission…

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  • Challenging supremacist ideology in Islam | 18 Dec 2013
    • Tehmina Kazi How should Muslim civil society organisations respond to acts of violent religious extremism? In this article, Tehmina Kazi, of British Muslims for Secular Democracy, argues for a need to move beyond simply asking whether Muslims are doing enough to combat extremism, and to support those Muslim organisations and religious scholars who are challenging…

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  • 100 Women: Who is taking part? | 24 Oct 2013
    • They hail from all over the world, and from walks of life. They do all kinds of things: they make music, save lives, raise children, run businesses, write, preach, act and tell jokes. They campaign for their causes and strive for a better world for themselves and their families. On Friday 25 October they are…

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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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