HOLD THIS DATE – 11 February: A Day to Defend Free Expression
Published: February 11, 2012Posted in: Featured, Press Releases, Upcoming EventsTags:
HOLD THIS DATE – 11 February 2012
A Day to Defend Free Expression
One Law for All is calling for a rally in defence of free expression and the right to criticise religion on 11 February 2012 in central London from 2-4pm.
We are also calling for simultaneous events and acts in defence of free expression on 11 February in countries world-wide.
The call follows an increased number of attacks on free expression in the UK, including a 17 year old being forced to remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon or face expulsion from his Sixth Form College and demands by the UCL Union that the Atheist society remove a Jesus and Mo cartoon from its Facebook page. It also follows threats of violence, police being called, and the cancellation of a meeting at Queen Mary College where One Law for All spokesperson Anne Marie Waters was to deliver a speech on Sharia. Saying ‘Who gave these kuffar the right to speak?’, an Islamist website called for the disruption of the meeting. Two days later at the same college, though, the Islamic Society held a meeting on traditional Islam with a speaker who has called for the death of apostates, those who mock Islam, and secularist Muslims.
Whilst none of this is new, recent events reveal an increased confidence of Islamists to censor free expression publicly, particularly given the support received from universities and other bodies in the name of false tolerance, cultural sensitivity and respect.
The right to criticise religion, however, is a fundamental right that is crucial to many, including Muslims.
Clearly, the time has come to take a firm and uncompromising stand for free expression and against all forms of threats and censorship.
11 February is our chance to take that stand.
You need to be there.
Enough is enough.
Contact us for more information or with details of actions or events being organised outside of London:
Anne Marie Waters
One Law for All
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
To help with the costs of the rally and donate to the crucial work of One Law for All, please either send a cheque made payable to One Law for All to BM Box 2387, London WC1N 3XX, UK or pay via Paypal.
The One Law for All Campaign was launched on 10 December 2008, International Human Rights Day, to call on the UK Government to recognise that Sharia and religious courts are arbitrary and discriminatory against women and children in particular and that citizenship and human rights are non-negotiable. To join the campaign, sign our petition here.
Posted January 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM
I have seen about this incident on the web and have put a complaint in with
the Metropolitan police.I have also asked them to look at the web site of the people who carried out this criminal act.
They call themselves Islamic awakening.The attack they carried out was
premeditated as you will see on their site,it is also full of hate speech
for non Muslim’s.I would ask all people to contact the police in regards
to this matter regardless of whether you were there or not.
Here is the link to the Islamic awakening site.
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Posted January 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Thank you Geoff for reminding us that we still live in a liberal democratic state, where the sate has an obligation to protect citizens from being threatened to death for debating a anti-democratic, dehumanising doctrine that Islamic Sharia and Islamic Imperialism promoting it in fact is. And thank you for, like myself, counting on that most of our democratically steered Metropolitan Police force as well as our Militray and Intelligence Servide officeres are – still – on the side of liberal democracy and national interest instead of Global Islamism – the mono-cultural scham called multi-culturalism!