Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of the One Law for All campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, gave a rousing speech against religious intervention in politics.
You *have* to listen to this:
The enforcement of religious laws… is an attack on the rights of women, children and gay people, non-believers and people of other religions. Secularism is the only way to protect all human rights, and it is under attack from militant faith, globally.
So much of what she says is serious and important and I’d be doing an injustice to pick out just a highlight or two from most of her talk… but I loved this quotable line:
“Like cigarettes, religion should come with a health warning: Religion kills.”