From the ‘dumber than a ton of bricks’ department:
(Yes: it is UK home secretary Jacqui Smith!!)
* No wonder all Islamic terrorists are solidly behind Barrack Hussein A Bommah, because Televangelist Rod Parsley, McCain’s Spiritual Guide gives them the shakes, literally.
Maryam Namazie, head of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain, says that rights are for individuals, not religions or beliefs
* For the Bunglawussy, everything unislamic is ‘fraudulent’. Perhaps he should do himself a favor and look at his own fraudulent, pathetic life of deception…
Picture this, says Maryam Namazie: “A child is swathed in cloth from head to toe every day. Everything but her face and hands are covered for fear that a man might find her attractive. At school she learns that she is worth less than a boy. She is not allowed to dance or swim or feel the sun on her skin or the wind in her hair. This is clearly unacceptable, yet it is accepted when it is done in the name of religion.”
Namazie is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain (CEMB) which started life in the middle of last year.
Maryam is adamant that no form of Sharia should be allowed here. “It is fundamentally discriminatory and misogynist,” she says and is dismissive of the idea that people would be able to choose between Sharia and civil jurisdiction. Women could be railroaded into a Sharia court, she says. “This would hit people who need the protection of British law more than anyone else.”
She believes that we are confused about the meaning of human rights. “Rights are for individuals, not for religions or beliefs. ‘Every human is equal’ does not mean that every belief is equal.” Islamists portray themselves as victims, she says, and policymakers have bought into this. Namazie says that the Muslim Council of Britain should not be seen as representative of British Muslims – but would nonetheless welcome any opportunities to debate with it. “Ex-Muslims are in a good position to challenge political Islam,” she says. “We must not let little girls or anyone else lose their human rights. We can’t tolerate the intolerable for any reason – including religion.”
Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain www.ex-muslim.org.uk email@example.com; 07719-166731; www.maryamnamazie.com