Murders in France over cartoons of Mohammed conjure up images of Europe in centuries past when people were put to death for blasphemy The Telegraph By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor 8:36PM GMT 07 Jan 2015 It is 400 years since the prospect of people being put to death for blasphemy or heresy was a fact of…Details
100 Women is back. Last year the BBC kick-started its pledge to represent women better in its international news output with the 100 Women season. But this was just the start – and today the series returns. This year’s list has more scientists and more women working in the arts. And with more than a…Details
At the United Nations on Wednesday, President Obama said “it is time for the world — especially Muslim communities — to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of Al Qaeda and ISIL.” As a human rights lawyer proud of her Muslim heritage, I concur entirely, and I hope this call will be heeded from…Details
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission is looking for people to talk about their experiences of Religion or Belief in the workplace
Has your religion or belief, or that of other people, affected your experiences in the workplace or the services you receive as part of your daily life? Or perhaps they impact on you as an employer or manager? If so, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) want to hear from you, whether your experiences…Details
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…Details
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BMSD Director Tehmina Kazi is interviewed for a Rationalist Society of Pakistan video on Secularism and Islam
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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…Details