Thursday, 16 February 2017
Student Islamists try to censor secularist Maryam Namazie
The University of Westminster is in the news again. Readers may recall that this is where the mass murderer Jihadi John seemed to be "radicalised", if that's the right term to use for these psychopathic individuals who go around beheading people.
This time the rather notorious Islamic Society that has taken control of the Students Union is attempting to prevent Maryam Namazie the well know former Muslim and secularist from speaking at the University. Maryam is also a refugee from the Iran, a country ruled by fascist clerics. She can hardly be described as "right-wing" since she is also a member of the Worker Communist Party of Iran.
Photo: By Nano GoleSorkh (BreadandRosesTV);
Maryam is hardly "Islamophobic" and can be seen on Twitter condemning Trump and others like him. She is simply an atheist who has rejected Islam as is her fundamental right as a free thinking human being.
A vociferous campaigner for human and women's rights in general Maryam has been at the forefront of many campaigns including One Law For All.
The Islamic Society has in the past invited hate preachers such as Haitham al-Haddad. A Wikipedia entry explains his reactionary and inhumane views such as:
“the scourge of homosexuality”, which he calls a “criminal act”. On women, he declared that “a man should not be questioned why he hit his wife, because this is something between them”. In addition to this he has also claimed that “the most honourable and worthy role for a woman is striving to be a fine wife...this role does not only secure the best for a woman in the hereafter, but also fits perfectly with her natural disposition” He has claimed that there is a "proper" way of performing FGM, further saying "it is consensus of all the scholars that female circumcision is sunnah [proper]".
There is a strong need to stand up for secularists and ex-Muslims in particular from these fundamentalist hate mongers.