Please sign petition defending a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa

Defend a free and Secular Middle East and North Africa.
Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa.

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Maryam Namazie

London, United Kingdom

Maryam Namazie is a Persian human rights activist, she's the spokesperson for the "One Law for All Campaign" against Sharia Law in Britain.

I folowed her on Twitter... I saw her tweet in Nov16th..

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Manifesto for a Secular Middle East and North Africa


The 2009 protests in Iran followed by the Arab Spring have the potential to herald a new dawn for the people of the region and the world. The protests have clearly shown that people in the region, like people everywhere, want to live 21st century lives.


We, the undersigned, emphasise their modern and human dimension and wholeheartedly welcome this immense and historical development. We are vehemently opposed to their hijacking by Islamism or US-led militarism and support the call for a free and secular Middle East and North Africa made by citizens and particularly women in the region.


Secularism is a minimum precondition for the freedom and equality of all citizens and includes:

1. Complete separation of religion from the state.

2. Abolition of religious laws in the family, civil and criminal codes.

3. Separation of religion from the educational system.

4. Freedom of religion and atheism as private beliefs.

5. Prohibition of sex apartheid and compulsory veiling.




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Comment by Akshay Bist on November 18, 2011 at 8:46am

Why can't my address be blank in the petition? Most petitions just demand email id's.

Just think it's ridiculous to make providing an address necessary.

Comment by Hope on November 19, 2011 at 1:14am
@Akshay Bist, about the address, don't be so serious about that.. just sign that's all.


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