We lament the murder of Asad Shah, who was killed in Glasgow because of his faith. Nobody has the right to adjudicate on how individuals and groups interpret their faiths. Vigilantism is against the basic principles of Islam and the rule of law. Furthermore, no citizen has the right to take the law into his…Details
by Tehmina Kazi, in Quillette magazine Once again, satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has received significant opprobrium – much of it unjustified — for its recent editorial on the Brussels attacks. Posing the question “How did we end up here?” the editorial was a paean to secularism. It bemoaned the average French citizen’s inability to…Details
By Tehmina Kazi “Good Friday and a very Happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation.” These were the last words of Glaswegian newsagent Asad Shah on his Facebook page, posted on March 24, 2016. Just hours later, this hugely popular man, an Ahmadi Muslim, was brutally attacked. Found outside his shop with multiple injuries,…Details
PRESS RELEASE – 22nd March 2016 British Muslims for Secular Democracy (BMSD) stand united in grief and anger at the 22nd March terrorist attacks in Brussels. At the time of writing, the death toll from the attacks at Brussels Zaventem airport and Maelbeek Metro station stands at 34, and Islamic State has claimed responsibility. We…Details
BMSD Director of Media Tehmina Kazi speaks on interfaith marriage at British Islam conference – 19.03.2016
@inclusivemosque administrator Aisha about to speak on ableism and IMI at #BritishIslam2016 Coventry pic.twitter.com/bnjRx1OEaP — Inclusive Mosque (@inclusivemosque) March 19, 2016Details
BMSD Director of Media Tehmina Kazi takes part in University of Warwick workshop on Commission for Religion and Belief report – 08.03.2016
This was a roundtable discussion, aimed at making the report’s recommendations more secular.