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As Islamists Intimidate Comrade Maryam Namazie, Totalitarian anti-Left Bullies Receive Liberal Backing.

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The Independent reports,

Protesters from the Goldsmiths University’s Islamic Society (ISOC) are said to have “heckled and aggressively disrupted” a talk from ex-Muslim and feminist campaigner Maryam Namazie after a video, this week, surfaced on YouTube.

Organised by students’ union group the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH), activist Namazie’s presentation focused on blasphemy and apostasy when several young men from the ISOC arrived and are said to have started disrupting the event.

In a video which has since been posted online of the entire talk, at around eleven minutes in, disruption began when a student in the front row began to laugh after Namazie said: “Islamism, as a political movement, is a global killing machine. Islamists will hack beloved Bangladeshi bloggers to death in Bangladesh whilst placing Bangladeshi bloggers, who are based in the UK, on an international death list.

Looking at the student, Namazie asked: “Is it really funny that people get hacked to death? I know it’s funny for you.”

When another student in the front row shortly began to interrupt, Namazie shouted “be quiet or get out” a total of 17 times to which he claimed: “You are intimidating me.” Namazie then replied: “Oh, you’re intimidated? Go to your safe space.”

The situation, however, worsened when, at around 34 minutes in, the activist displayed images of the Prophet Muhammad in a ‘Jesus and Mo’ cartoon. The student in the front who had laughed earlier left his seat and turned Namazie’s projector off before being forcibly removed from the room by security.

According to media reports, Namazie described: “After my talk began, ISOC ‘brothers’ started coming into the room, repeatedly banging the door, falling on the floor, heckling me, playing on their phones, shouting out, and creating a climate of intimidation in order to try and prevent me from speaking.”

The ISOC took to their Facebook page after the event to “categorically condemn the vile harassment of our members (both male and female) by the ASH.”

More reporting here: London Student.

I can wholly understand comrade  Namazie’s emotional reaction to those sniggering at the horrific deaths of our friends in Bangladesh.

The National Secular Society gives some further details.

Ms Namazie said that “After my talk began, ISOC ‘brothers’ started coming into the room, repeatedly banging the door, falling on the floor, heckling me, playing on their phones, shouting out, and creating a climate of intimidation in order to try and prevent me from speaking.”

The hecklers were asked repeatedly to be quiet and told by organisers that there would be an opportunity to ask questions or make comments at the end. The Muslim hecklers repeatedly interrupted the early part of the talk, shouting “safe space” and laughing.

When one female student tried to intervene the men shouted at her to “sit down”.

University security were called and when Namazie displayed a ‘Jesus and Mo’ cartoon on a slide, one of the Muslim protesters turned the projector off to prevent the depiction of Mohammed from being shown.

At one point some of the hecklers appeared to laugh at the murder of secular Bangladeshi bloggers. Namazie challenged them: “Is it really funny that people get hacked to death? … I know it’s funny for you.”

Reza Moradi, a lecturer present at the talk, said that one Muslim protester “looked right into my eyes and with his finger, shaping hand like a handgun, touched his forehead” in what Moradi described as a “death threat”.

After the event the Goldsmiths ISOC released a statement condemning the “vile harassment of our ISOC members (both male and female) by the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society (ASH).”

They said that “Muslim students who attended the event were shocked and horrified by statements made by Namazie”.

So merely being at the University and opening her mouth meant that Namazie violated their “safe space”.

Apparently this kind of racist totalitarian raving against an Iranian secular left-wing woman has got the sympathy of some liberals.

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 Harry Matz Comments:

I know of half of the speakers at the event above. They’ve made statements advocating the execution of ex-Muslims and blasphemers, advised Muslims to boycott women who marry outside of Islam, said that non-Muslim women will be taken as slaves in the future (of course it is permissible to have sex with these women),  creepily remarked that six and seven year old girls are ‘pretty’ and ‘desired’, warned of the dangers when leaving Muslim children with non-Muslims, insisted that women should remain in the house and not venture outside unless it’s a necessity, advocated punishments for Muslims who do not pray, and said that homosexuals are worse than animals.

Here is some of the ‘charm’ of these totalitarians in action.


Written by Andrew Coates

December 5, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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  1. TC is suffering from cognitive dissonance.

    You rightly speak out for secularist leftists like Maryam Namazie and for secularist leftists in other parts of the world. You flatly ignore that those who smear, intimidate and even use violence against such people are given friendship, apologism and support overwhelmingly not by ‘liberals’ but by the Corbynite left of Stoppers and Swuppies. The same Corbynite left that you and others have put your own names to.

    You can’t disentangle the Corbyn you support from the Corbyn who associates with anti-semites, Holocaust deniers, totalitarian leftists, apologists for Russian imperialism, and apologists for Islamist terrorism. That is your ‘left’, and scoff as much as you like about Kendall, Cooper and co, at least none of them have descended so low or jettisoned their principles in order to attract the support of Islamists and totalitarians as Corbyn and by extension his supporters have.

    As things stand, you are pushing with one hand against something that you are pulling with the other. No wonder you are spinning in circles. It’s people like Hilary Benn, not Jeremy Corbyn, who give the best hope for Labour to regain its soul. Outside of a weird minority, the British public, including Labour voters, just aren’t keen on ‘anti-imperialist’ slavers, headchoppers and totalitarians.


    December 5, 2015 at 1:20 pm

  2. I don’t think the people you describe as totalitarians would exactly describe my relations to the them as ‘friendship’.

    And – this is getting tiring – John McDonnell is, amongst backing other causes of a similar nature, honorary President of the Hands off the People of Iran – about as hard-line anti-Islamic totalitarian state as you can get.


    Andrew Coates

    December 5, 2015 at 2:18 pm

  3. Stop dodging, Andrew. You support Corbyn. Corbyn was until couple of months ago head of the same STWC that has just painted ISIS scumbags as well-intended internationalists. Corbyn is guest of honour at the STWC Christmas Party.

    What on earth is the point of you making posts about the Kurds, other minorities, secularists and leftists in other countries, etcetera, when your leader and his comrades are the chief apologists for the very same Islamists who actually persecute and murder them?

    Anyone can say they support minority rights. If they ALSO makes excuses for, form friendships with, and share platforms with those who DENY minorities their rights, which is something Corbyn, McDonnell and others have been doing for many years, then that makes a nonsense of their aforementioned ‘support’ for minority rights.

    If you find this being brought up ‘tiring’, Andrew, why don’t you and others who supported Corbyn put pressure on him to utterly repudiate his dodgy friends? Don’t complain about the messenger, deal with the glaring problem.


    December 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm

  4. I would add that the treatment afforded Maryam continued to LGBT brown people by the LGBTQ+ Soc on Facebook and Twitter. I was watching it unfold. Of course they will never answer for this because they refuse to even talk about it – one of the more noteworthy aspects of these people is they treat people like shit they cry ‘we’re being repressed’. They remind me somewhat of American Xstians whining about gay marriage etc ‘repressing’ them. F&ckers.

  5. I’ve seen the term ‘cry-bully’ used, Paul. It seems appropriate for them. The thugs at Maryam Namazie’s talk deserve to be under surveillance. ISocs have a record of producing full-blown terrorists.


    December 5, 2015 at 4:59 pm

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  7. Thank g-d for you Andrew. You are on the right side. You help more than you know.


    December 6, 2015 at 2:19 am

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