Born in Iran, and leaving in 1980 after the Iranian Revolution was expropriated by the Islamists, she began her human rights activism via refugee work in the Sudan & Turkey. These efforts won her the Julia B Friedman Humanitarian award and the International Rescue Committee medal in the late 1980’s. Her passion for freedom & human rights won her many more awards than we have room for in this blog.
She has spoken at countless events regarding women rights, free expression, Islamism, and secularism – and has been interviewed by all the major media news outlets. She’s an advisor to the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom She is the Spokesperson for “One Law for All” and “Equal Rights Now” campaigns. She also hosts the television program “Bread & Roses TV”
Maryam took a break out of her very busy schedule to join us for a podcast interview. We discuss the practices and negative effects of the Sharia Court system in the UK. She also shares with us the work she is doing with the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Maryam Namazie is truly an inspirational leader that is challenging the negative impact that religion has on people that do not have a voice. Do not miss this interview!