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Britain’s Sharia Courts Under Scrutiny, News Deeply, 24 June 2016

Free Expression, BBC Radio 4, 13 June 2016 (From 13:05-17:50)

Sri Lankan Muslim Women: Unequal before the law, sister-hood, 7 June 2016

Human Rights Defender Maryam Namazie Fights on Several Fronts, CFI, 4 June 2016

Sharia law in UK: family counseling or women abuse? RT, 28 May 2016

Do Sharia councils discriminate against women? BBC World At One, 27 May 2016

Bangladesh intellectuals speak against Islamist extremists, Catch News, 4 May 2016

Islamist terrorism: chilling echoes of Pastor Niemoller, Open Democracy, 2 May 2016

Why is academic freedom important?, X Index, 28 April 2016

NUS ‘no platform’ policy goes ‘too far’ and threatens free speech, Peter Tatchell warns, Independent, 25 April 2016

Secular Activist Targeted and Killed in Bangladesh, AdVox Global Voices, 7 April 2016

Women speak on secularism from … London, UK: Maryam Namazie, SIAWI, 6 April 2016

“MULTICULTURALISM ROTS BRAINS”: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARYAM NAMAZIE, Current Affairs, 25 March 2016

Educate Together awarded ‘Secularist of the Year’ prize, NSS, 19 March 2016

The end of free speech?, Bristol Festival of Ideas panel discussion, 19 March 2016

Marginalised voices are the first victims of no-platforming, Politics, 16 March 2016

LSE’s Islamic Society holds banquet that separates men and women, IBT, 16 March 2016

EXCLUSIVE: London School of Economics Islamic Society holds segregated dinner with a curtain across the room to separate male and female students, Daily Mail, 15 March 2016

Can universities still provide a transformative experience?, Open Democracy, 15 March 2016

Why feminists need to learn about religion, The Conversation, 14 March 2016

Towards a secular European society, Euromind, European Parliament, 13 March 2016

Quand les islamistes infiltrent les universités, Marianne, 12 March 2016

Peter Tatchell, AC Grayling And Richard Dawkins Support Protest Against NUS No Platform Policies, Huffington Post, 11 March 2016

The “Inter-faith” trap, Secular News Network, 9 March 2016

Now the baby boomers are the reactionaries. The tables are turned, The Guardian, 6 March 2016

NUS criticised in open letter for its safe space and no-platform policies as free speech campaigners plan protest, The Independent, 29 February 2016

UK sharia courts condone forced marriage and ignore violence against women, Double Bind, 28 February 2016

Is university free speech under threat? My report on safe spaces, no platform & censorship, BBC, 26 February 2016

Salman Rushdie fatwa causes outrage, The Guardian, 25 February 2016

Euromind, ciencia para la política, El Mundo, 23 February 2016

Today’s student activists only reflect the censorship of our Government, The Independent, 21 February 2016

Taking offence: a new pandemic? Times Higher Education, 18 February 2016

Why must Maryam Namazie take on the left in her critiques of Islamic extremism? Feminist Current, 16 February 2016

The danger of equating speech with violence, Spiked, 1 February 2016

Free speech: we can recognise the wrongs of the past without using bans, Guardian Letters, 31 January 2016

Is free speech in British universities under threat?, The Observer, 24 January 2016

Twice as many men as women to speak at the Union in Hilary, Oxford Student, 23 January 2016

MARYAM NAMAZIE: Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly ‘offensive’ stance on Islam, Daily Mail, 9 January 2015

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home, Index for Censorship, 7 January 2016

Lessons of free speech ‘Charlie Hebdo’ taught us have been forgotten already, Irish Independent, 6 January 2016

The 12 biggest events to have occurred at UK universities in 2015, The Independent, 30 December 2015

Timidity over free speech is a gift to political authoritarians, South China Morning Post, 29 December 2015

Not allowing free speech on-campus is dangerous – universities need to defend their right to be offensive, The Independent, 28 December 2015

Eight student stories that defined 2015, The Guardian, 22 December 2015

Do We Need a ‘Safe Space’ from Donald Trump?, New York Times, 21 December
2015

‘Free speech watch out, the unions are coming!’ The Telegraph, 21 December
2015

If Nelson Mandela could tolerate Cecil Rhodes, why can’t Oxford University?
Daily Telegraph, 21 December 2015

Student censorship, Telegraph Letters, 19 December 2015

Universities ‘must stand up to easily offended students
‘, academics
warn, ITV, 19 December 2015

Universities are stifling free speech, warn leading academics as students
campaign to remove statue of ‘racist’ Cecil Rhodes from Oxford college
,
Daily Mail, 19 December 2015

Head of student Islamic Society that heckled ‘intolerant’ speaker quits over
a series of anti-gay tweets
, Daily Mail, 19 December 2015

Politically correct universities ‘are killing free speech’, Daily Telegraph,
18 December 2015

Goldsmiths’ Islamic and Atheist societies may face disciplinary action
over Maryam Namazie lecture
, London Student, 16 December 2015

Islamic Students Disrupt Blasphemy and Apostasy Lecture, Monday Matters,
16 December 2015

The Left Must Stand With Apostates, Too, Huffington Post, 15 December
2015
News Goldsmiths’ Islamic and Atheist societies may face disciplinary action over Maryam Namazie lecture, London Student, 16 December 2015

Islamic Students Disrupt Blasphemy and Apostasy Lecture, Monday Matters, 16 December 2015

It’s PMQs, not safe spaces, which is the future for open debate, Yahoo news, 15 December 2015

“Islamism is a vast killing machine” – An interview with Maryam Namazie, Exepose, 14 December 2015

MuslimInnen gegen Scharia-Gerichte, Emma, December 2015

Back To The Drawing Board At Goldsmiths SU, London Student, 14 December 2015

How A Speech About Secularism At Goldsmiths University Sparked A Debate About Homophobia And Islam, Albawaba, 14 December 2015

No cloak of invisibility, The Independent, 14 December 2015

The Left Must Stand With Apostates, Too, Huffington Post, 12 December 2015

Feminist hits out at ‘betrayal’ by students, The Times, 12 December 2015

University Islamic society president resigns after tweet ‘homosexuality is a disease’, Express, 10 December 2015

Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society President Resigns After Sending Homophobic Tweets, Huffington, 10 December 2015

Calls For The NUS To Reform Safe Space Policy Following Maryam Namazie Disruption, London Student, 10 December 2015

University’s Islamic society president resigns after tweet saying ‘homosexuality is a disease of the heart and the mind’ is found on his account, Daily Mail, 10 December 2015

David Cameron urged to ban ‘discriminatory’ sharia courts from hearing divorce cases, Standard, 10 December 2015

Goldsmiths Islamic society head quits in wake of anti-gay tweet claims, Evening Standard, 9 December 2015

We must be free to challenge beliefs without fear of intimidation, Evening Standard, 9 December 2015

‘Progressieve’ fundamentalisten kapen safe places, Opiniez, 7 December 2015

Sharia courts in the UK should be stopped from presiding over divorces, campaigners warn, Independent, 6 December 2015

There’s nothing safe about student ‘safe spaces’ anymore, The Spectator, 6 December 2015

The Shame and the Disgrace of the Pro-Islamist Left, Quilette, 6 December 2015

Multiculturalism and the culture of offence, Independent Ireland, 6 December 2015

Goldsmiths Islamic Society protesters intimidate ex-Muslim campaigner, The Mancunion, 6 December 2015

University ‘safe space’ policies stifle freedom of expression, warns human rights activist, The Independent, 4 December 2015

See How Ex-Muslim Handles Muslim Disrupters During University Presentation: ‘Oh, You’re Intimidated? Go to Your Safe Space’, The Blaze, 4 December 2015

Islamic Student Society Heckles Human Rights Activist During Blasphemy Lecture, The Tower, 4 December 2015

Muslim students from Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society ‘heckle and aggressively interrupt’ Maryam Namazie talk, The Independent, 4 December 2015

The Liberal Racism faced by ex-Muslims, Spiked, 4 December 2015

Activist to complain to police over death threats at controversial Goldsmiths talk, East London Lines, 4 December 2015

Professors bullied online by students as they lose control of classroom, academic says, The Telegraph, 3 December 2015

Islamic Society students disrupt university lecture on blasphemy and make ‘death threat’, Sunday Express, 3 December 2015

Muslim students disrupt, heckle human rights speaker, accuse her of ‘violating their safe space’, The College Fix, 3 December 2015

Muslim students try to disrupt ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie’s talk on blasphemy at Goldsmiths University, NSS, 3 December 2015

Goldsmiths’ Islamic Society students disrupt human rights activist’s speech, Evening Standard, 3 December 2015

Islamic students pull plug on talk by atheist who ‘violated safe space’, The Times, 3 December 2015

University Islamic Society students ‘make death threats’ as they disrupt controversial blasphemy lecture by human rights activist who they said ‘violated their safe space’, Daily Mail, 2 December 2015

University Islamic Society accused of ‘thuggery’ against campaigner, East London Lines, 2 December 2015

Human rights campaigner heckled at blasphemy lecture, The Telegraph, 2 December 2015

Malaysian Apostate Confesses On Twitter #ExMuslimBecause “I Wanna Eat Pork, Drink Alcohol And Fornicate Freely”, Malaysian Digest, 2 December 2015

Universities must encourage free speech, not silence, The Boar, 22 November 2015

#ExMuslimBecause sparks serious debate, cheap insults and everything in between, Al Bawaba, 22 November 2015

As David Starkey is the latest to be banned by our politically correct universities… Britain’s students: the new fascists? Daily Mail, 20 November 2015

Video: Richard Dawkins discusses Coventry Telegraph’s Warwick University speaker ban story on US television show, Coventry Telegraph, 19 November 2015

Young, well educated – and permanently offended, Irish Independent, 11 November 2015

The Internet is outraged after Briton who fought Daesh is banned from speaking at his old university, Al Bawaba, 8 November 2015

Students accused of stifling debate with speaker bans, The Times, 6 November 2015

Just look who the university Thought Police have banned now…, The Telegraph, 6 November 2015

Beware the soft Stalinists of campus, The Times, 5 November 2015

Interview with Maryam Namazie, BBC Scotland, 1 November 2015

We’ll lose something vital if we stop debate on campus and beyond, The Guardian, 1 November 2015

Death of free speech: As Germaine Greer is branded ‘transphobic’ by student feminists, a top academic attacks the self-righteous zealots censoring history and literature and crushing debate in our universities, Daily Mail, 31 October 2015

Report: Maryam Namazie Speaks at Warwick University, Student Rights, 29 October 2015

Maryam Namazie speaks at the Phil after cancelled SOFIA talk, Trinity News, 21 October 2015

Why I speak out against Islamism, Guardian Comment is Free, 13 October 2015

British universities have a duty to defend the ‘unsafe’ space, The Spectator, 13 October 2015

Het cultuurrelativisme zal ons redden, Trouw, 11 October 2015

A hashtag shouldn’t make men fear for their lives. They already have a safe space – most of the world, The Guardian, 7 October 2015

Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins blast leftists for ‘betrayal’ of free speech, Campus Reform, 7 October 2015

Interview with Maryam Namazie, The Circled A, Resonance FM, 6 October 2015

Free Speech Is Being Defaced – We Must Fight, Huffington Post, 6 October 2015

Let Namazie speak, Trinity News, 4 October 2015

It’s time to shame ‘shame culture’, Telegraph, 5 October 2015

How modern-day ‘liberals’ are destroying the idea of liberalism, DNA, 4 October 2015

How brave Muslims are being silenced, The Guardian, 4 October 2015

Stepford Students safe in their little PC world, Irish Independent, 3 Oct 2015

Liddle’s Got Issues: freedom of speech, Sunday Times, 3 October 2015

Richard Dawkins on Regressive Left, Real Time with Bill Maher, 2 October 2015

The Problem With Religious Tolerance, The Chronicles of Higher Education, 2 October 2015

If Islamists can speak on campus, why can’t I? Spiked, 29 September 2015

Free speech can’t just apply to those you agree with, Spectator, 28 Sept 2015

Maryam Namazie: Warwick University student union ban on ex-Muslim campaigner overturned after outcry, IBT, 28 September 2015

Warwick University Student’s Union forced to overturn ban on ex-Muslim speaker, Coventry Observer, 28 Sept 2015

Sometimes it’s painful and scary to hear the truth, Evening Standard, 28 September 2015

Ex-Muslim speaker’s Warwick University ban overturned following public pressure, Coventry Telegraph, 27 Sept 2015

Anger as speaker at Warwick University banned over Islam offence fears, Coventry Telegraph, 27 September 2015

Atheistophobia: It’s time to talk about the most persecuted minority in the world, The Nation, 27 September 2015

Secular activist BANNED from speaking at UK university in case she offends, Express, 26 September 2015

Petition launched to allow secular activist Maryam Namazie’s speech at Warwick University, following ‘ban’, Independent, 26 Sept 2015

Why Warwick university was wrong to ban ex-Muslim speaker Maryam Namazie, Al Bab, 26 September 2015

Maryam Namazie banned from university talk, Daily Mail, 26 September 2015

Student union blocks speech by ‘inflammatory’ anti-sharia activist, The Guardian, 26 September 2015

Maryam Namazie: Secular activist barred from speaking at Warwick University over fears of ‘inciting hatred’ against Muslim students, The Independent, 25 September 2015

Ex-Muslim human rights campaigner Maryam Namazie banned from Warwick University because she’d offend Islam, IBT, 25 September 2015

Warwick Student Union bans ex-Muslim activist and says speakers must “avoid insulting other faiths”, NSS Newsline, 25 September 2015

Speaker banned from Warwick University over fears of offending Islam, Coventry Telegraph, 25 September 2015

Controversial speaker BANNED from talking at university- because she might offend Muslims, Mirror, 25 September 2015

Interview met Maryam Namazie, Jalta, 22 September 2015

Iran: Women fined £169 for wearing ‘bad hijabs’, IBT, 16 September 2015

Why I self-identify as an agnostic Muslim, The Nation Pakistan, 16 September 2015

Government urged to tackle sharia ‘courts’ and religious tribunals by women’s rights and secular campaigners, NSS Newsline, 16 June 2015

Sectarianism in modern Britain, National Secular Society, 9 September 2015

Poorly veiled women can have their cars impounded in Iran, Digital Journal, 5 September 2015

Iran: Cars of ‘poorly veiled women’ to be confiscated by police, IBT, 2 September 2015

In Focus: ‘Hypocrite’ West criticises Isis while ignoring Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia’s crimes, IBT, 19 June 2015

Raif Badawi: David Cameron to be urged to help free jailed Saudi blogger, The Independent, 16 June 2015

Government urged to tackle sharia ‘courts’ and religious tribunals by women’s rights and secular campaigners, NSS Newsline, 16 June 2015

Britain must ban Islamic sharia courts, say activists, The Nation, 16 June 2015

International Women’s Day, Dissenting Voices, Harry’s Place, 8 March 2015

Faire Entrer L’Islam Dans la Republique, France5TV, 3 March 2015

Report on International Conference on Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights, Secular World, First Quarter 2015

Britain should treat Saudi Arabia as a pariah state, The Telegraph, 17 June 2015

Britain must ban Sharia ‘kangaroo’ courts say activists, Thomas Reuters Foundation, 15 June 2015

Day of Action for Raif Badawi, English Pen, 3 June 2015

Faire Entrer L’Islam Dans la Republique, France5TV, 3 March 2015

Report on International Conference on Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights, Secular World, First Quarter 2015

Islam and the culture of offence, missing the point, Open Democracy, 12 February 2015

Sharia law, apostasy and secularism, Open Democracy, 12 February 2015

Moroccan atheist: I have been betrayed by both east and west, Your Middle East, 11 February 2015

Sharia law versus secular democracy, Huffington Post, 11 February 2015

What is more absurd than campus censorship, CiF, 7 February 2015

Conference on Sharia law, apostasy and secularism, NSS Newsline, 28 January 2015

Maajid Nawaz on Blasphemy, Index on Censorship, 28 January 2015

Free speech: why we still have reason to be hopeful, Left Foot Forward, 19 January 2015

“Blasphémateur ! Les prisons d’Allah” ou la critique de l’islam en pays musulman, Sysiphe, 15 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo and ‘you should do what he says’, Times Live, 12 January 2015 [external link]

Excerpt: ‘The Tyranny of Silence’ by Flemming Rose. ABC News, 10 January 2015 [external link]

Charlie Hebdo: alla violenza fondamentalista rispondiamo con la laicità, Il Fatto Quotidiano, 10 January 2015 [external link]

The Saudis who say a liberal blogger ‘deserves to be lashed’, BBC Trending, 9 January 2015 [external link]

Attacking Journalists, Times Union, 9 January 2015 [external link]

Under The Guise Of Religion, Outlook Magazine, 8 January 2015

Funny’s Funny: Humor Is An Essential Freedom of Speech, Newswe/ek, 8 January 2015 [external link]

Charlie Hebdo: “There is no way they will make us put down our pens”, Open Democracy, 8 January 2015 [external link]

Manifest gegen den religiösen Totalitarismus, RP Online, 7 January 2015

Femministe e unite, Un mondo più laico per avere più libertà, ND Noidonne, 1 January 2015

Qanta Ahmed’s Message and Mission, Huffington Post, 11 December 2014

You Don’t Have to be an Atheist to Be An Authentic Progressive, Huffington Post, 28 November 2014

Law Society backs down on Sharia wills, The Times, 26 November 2014

By caving in to religious misogyny, ‘anti-racist’ liberals reveal their inner racist, The Spectator, 24 November 2014

State racism and sexism in post-war Sri Lanka, Athirady English, 11 November 2014

Muslimer mot islamisme i London, Fritanke.No, 7 November 2014

My enemy’s enemy – the battle for secularism,Daniel Silas Adamson, Open Democracy, 23 October 2014

“Todos somos Kobané”, el grito de los resistentes al integrismo, Cronica, 18 October 2014

Freedom of Speech: When a Human Right Is Sometimes a Luxury, Huffington Post, 18 November 2014

Shariafication by Stealth, Pragna Patel, Open Democracy, 17 October 2014

London meet says RSS, Islamic State, Taliban, European far-right “using religion for political supremacy”, Counterview, 17 October 2014

Freethinkers take on religious far-right at secularism conference in Tower Hill, The Docklands and East London Advertiser, 16 October 2014

Secular conference created a sense of imminent and momentous change – and women will be the driving force, Terry Sanderson, NSS Blog, 15 October 2014

Donne contro l’Isis e i fondamentalismi, Pagina99, 15 October 2014

Un manifesto mondiale per la laicità, Lucida Mente, 15 October 2014

We are all Kobane: Rallying Cry of Resistants against Fundamentalism, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014

Nous sommes tous Kobané: le cri de résistants à l’intégrisme, Caroline Fourest, Huffington Post, 14 October 2014

Guess what?: SIMPONI wins int’l competition, Jakarta Post, 14 October 2014

Secular Conference London 2014: The Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights, Homo economicus’ Blog, 13 October 2014

Secularism at risk in Sub-Saharan secular states: the challenges for Senegal and Mali, Fatou Sow, Open Democracy, 10 October 2014

Secular conference to discuss rise of religious-Right, The Guardian, 9 October 2014

Conquering Fear with Hope, Gita Sahgal, Open Democracy, 9 October 2014

L’urgenza della laicità, Riforma, 9 October 2014

Event on Rise of Religious Extremism to be Hosted in London, Prensa Latina, 9 October 2014

Promoting the global secular alternative in the ISIS era, Karima Bennoune’s interview with Marieme Helie Lucas and Maryam Namazie. Open Democracy, 4 October 2014

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