Friday, May 1, 2015

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On Murder Of Washiqur Rahman

An appeal from Maryam Namazie and colleagues over the death of the atheist Washique Rahman, murdered by theocrats in Pakistan. Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah - Movement for Women's Liberation, Equal Rights Now, One Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She works closely with Iran Solidarity, which she founded, and the International Committee against Stoning.




The International Front for Secularism expresses great concern about the assassination of another atheist in Bangladesh and calls on secularists and progressive people around the world to speak up publicly in defence of endangered atheists and to clearly identify the murderers of Washiqur Rahman as part of a far-right political movement, masquerading as a religious one, that needs to be combated the world over.
 
Signatories

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A. C. Grayling, Philosopher
Alber Saber, Egyptian Blogger
Ali Al Razi, Ex-Muslims Forum
Amal Farah, Spokesperson of One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
Amel Grami, Tunisian Academic
Amine Boukhliq, Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco
Battini S. Rao, Convener of People’s Alliance for Democracy and Secularism
Caroline Fourest, Writer
Chris Moos, Secularist Activist and Researcher
Chulani Kodikara, Senior Researcher at the International Center for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka
Daniela Malini, poet, writer and human rights defender, EveryOne Group, International Organization for Human Rights
Dario Picciau, artist, filmaker and human rights defender, EveryOne Group, International Organization for Human Rights
Deepak Choudhary, Social Activist
Dilip Simeon, Labour Historian
Dipak Dholakia, Social Activist
Elham Manea, Yemeni Human Rights Activist and Academic
Fabio Patronelli, artist and human rights defender, EveryOne Group, International Organization for Human Rights
Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, Iraqi Activist and Founder of Global Secular Humanist Movement
Fariborz Pooya, Founder of Iranian Secular Society and host of Bread and Roses TV
Farida Shaheed, Shirkat Gah
Farzana Hassan, Author
Harsh Kapoor, South Asia Citizens Web
Houzan Mahmoud, Kurdish Women’s Rights Activist
Imad Iddine Habib, Founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco
Inna Schevchenko, FEMEN Leader
Jalil Jalili, Political Activist
James Bloodworth, Journalist and Editor of Left Foot Forward
Jane Donnelly, Human Rights Officer of Atheist Ireland
Karima Bennoune, Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar, University of California, Davis, School of Law
Kate Smurthwaite, Comedian and Activist
Khushi Kabir, nominated for Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for her work at Nijera Kori with Bangladesh’s landless
Lila Ghobady, Iranian Filmmaker
Magdulien Abaida, Libyan Women’s Rights Activist
Marieme Helie Lucas, Algerian Sociologist and Founder of Secularism is a Women’s Issue
Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of One Law for All, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation and Producer of Bread and Roses TV
Michael Nugent, Chair of Atheist Ireland
Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of International Committees against Execution and Stoning
Mohammed Alkhadra, Human Rights Activist and Founder of the Jordanian Atheists Community Group
Nadia El Fani, Tunisian Filmmaker
Nina Sankari, Vice-President of Atheist Coalition Poland
Nira Yuval-Davis, a founder member of Women Against Fundamentalism and the International Research Network on Women in Militarized Conflict Zone
Paul Dudman, Secularist Campaigner and Archivist at University of East London
Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani Nuclear Physicist
Pete Radcliff, Free Raif UK
Peter Tatchell, Human Rights Campaigner
PZ Myers, Scientist
Ramin Forghani, Ex-Muslims of Scotland
Reza Moradi, Director of Bread and Roses TV
Richard Dawkins, Scientist
Roberto Malini, poet, writer and human rights defender, EveryOne Group, International Organization for Human Rights
Roy W Brown, International Representative of the International Humanist and Ethical Union
Rumana Hashem, Women’s Rights Campaigner and Sociologist at University of East London
Rumy Hasan, Academic
Safia Lebdi, President of Insoumises
Shelley Segal, Singer and Songwriter
Siba Shakib, Writer
Steed Gamero, poet, photographer and human rights defender, EveryOne Group, International Organization for Human Rights
Subhash Gatade, New Socialist Initiative
Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Researcher and Women’s Rights Activist
Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi Author
Terry Sanderson, President of the National Secular Society
Yasmin Rehman, Women’s Rights Campaigner
 

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