The application by the Warwick Atheist, Secularist
and Humanist Society for Warwick Students' Union to host Maryam Namazie as an external speaker has now been considered and approved.
9 percent majority, also revealed the deep-rooted geographical split between urban secularists
and conservative rural Turks.
The Turkish public initially welcomed the trial on the grounds it would bring to account the country's "Deep State" - an undefined network of secularists
long believed to have been pulling the strings of power in Turkey.
are organizing an opposition coalition under the leadership of Beji Caid Essebsi, the former interim prime minister who also served in the government of former President Habib Bourguiba.
Ennahda has reassured Tunisians it will not impose a Muslim moral code on society and will respect women's equality, but the comments by Jbeli were interpreted by secularists
as evidence the party has a hidden agenda.
In explaining why Turkish secularism is more assertive than French secularism, Kuru argues that multi-party democracy in France has allowed the passive secularists
to have relatively more impact on the formation of French secularism.
According to Deniz Baykal, the leader of the Kemalist CHP, TurkeyYs current situation, which is marked by a political conflict between the secularist
and Islamist fronts, increasingly resembles the crisis that led to the coup dYtat of May 27, 1960, which brought Democrat Party (DP) rule to a bloody end.
The gang's linkage to a shadowy organisation known as 'the Deep State'--a group of powerful individuals bent on protecting the sacrosanctity of the secularist
republic by whatever means necessary--has triggered debate amongst intellectuals and the Turkish media.
At its core are the biographies of leaders of the Secularist
movement who went on to renounce Freethought.
From the secularist
viewpoint, why would religion be necessary to work toward that good?
parties boycotted a parliamentary vote on Gul's candidacy in April, blocking his presidential bid and creating political deadlock.
In fact, conservatives and libertarians as well as liberals and socialists can be found in the secularist