Andy Greeg, one of our trustees has started the petition “The British Government: Keep the Public Sector Equality Duty” and needs your help to get it off the ground. Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s why it’s important: If you are affected disproportionately by stop and search policies, school exclusions,…Details
It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
YASMIN ALIBHAI BROWN Sunday 8 December 2013 This Tuesday, 10th December, is Human Rights Day. It is my birthday too, and insha-allah (God willing) I plan to mark both by joining a demo outside Woburn House in Tavistock Square, London. These are the offices of Universities UK (UUK), an affiliate which describes itself as “the…Details
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…Details
For the most part, commentary on the Boston Marathon bombings has been saturated with the usual mixture of glib statements (“Whoever did this is not a Muslim.”), hyper defensiveness (“It’s all a conspiracy, don’t you know!”) or a disturbingly ignorant approach which chews up civil liberties and spits them out (“Ban the hijab!”). Eight-year-old Martin…Details
PRESS RELEASE – 6th June 2013 British Muslims for Secular Democracy (bmsd) are saddened to hear about the burning of the Somali Bravanese Centre in Muswell Hill, North London. Within hours of the suspected fire-bombing, some EDL supporters left approving comments on social media sites, and called for further attacks on Muslim communities. This highlights…Details
The Director and trustees are delighted to announce that BMSD have been shortlisted for this year’s “Secularist of the Year” Prize, alongside the Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, Oliver Kamm, Carlos Celdran and Jaques Berlinerblau. Pictured: NSS campaigns manager Stephen Evans with Nasreen Rehman, Tehmina Kazi & Shaaz Mahboob of British Muslims for Secular Democracy Click here…Details
Details of our forthcoming campaigns will be displayed here – watch this space!