“When people learn I run a secularist charity, many are confused about what secularism means and its consequences for non-Christians in the UK.”
EDUCATIONLLB Law, London School of Economics (2005) Eric Lane Fellowship, Clare College, Cambridge University (2014)
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Analysis & Events
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi speaks with Usama Hassan at The National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies conference on the relationship between Islam, students and the media.
Sedaa - Our Voices (UK)May 27, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi voices her opinion regarding the use of niqabis in the UK and the political and ideological dilemmas that comes with banning the use of such garments.
Unione degli Atei e Agnostici Razionalisti (Italy)April 13, 2016
EFD Fellow and Director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy Tehmina Kazi’s piece on Quillette Magazine “Why Charlie Hebdo was right to address the Brussels Attacks” is mentioned in an article published by the Union of Rationalist Atheists and Agnostics (UAAR).
Washington DC (US)April 11, 2016
USCIRF held an event at the National Press Club on April 11, 2016 on countering religious hatred in Europe. The event featured a keynote address by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, a panel of European civil society leaders on the situation on the ground, their work, and best practices from their experiences, and remarks by USCIRF Commissioners.
Quillette Magazine (United States)April 8, 2016
Tehmina Kazi, Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy and director of the British Muslims for Secular Democracy, comments on the latest Charlie Hebdo article concerning the Brussels Attacks of March 22nd.
Sedaa.orgMarch 28, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmnina Kazi elaborates on the murder of Asad Shah, a British Muslim killed for belonging to the Ahmadiyya community, considered heretic.
Prospect (UK)March 11, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi is mentioned in the online political magazine Prospect, where she speaks out for reformers such as herself and organizations such as the Inclusive Mosque initiative, which is a pro-feminist, pro-LGBT Muslim group formed in London.
Marie Claire (UK)February 11, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi is featured in the Marie Clair spot and campaign #BREAKFREE, which aims, alongside nine ambassadors from across the UK , to are take a stand on gender equality.
Marie Claire (UK)February 1, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi comments on the abuses and attacks to secular and progressive activists within the Muslim communities.
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi was interviewed on BBC One, to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity, and belonging in a globalized world.
Chartist Magazine (UK)January 13, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi writes about the importance of education and counter-narrative in counter-extremism programs, which she finds more fruitful than a strategy focused on surveillance and repression.
The New Humanist (UK)January 11, 2016
EFD Fellow Tehmina Kazi is mentioned in an article on the New Humanist. The article refers to her distinction between sharia as “a code of ethics governing personal religious practice” and sharia as “a set of prescriptive rules for society at large”.
The Parliament Magazine (Belgium)September 30, 2015
Tehmina Kazi, director of British Muslims for Secular Democracy and a Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy, writes about the difficulty in countering online extremism and explains why vulnerable individuals have been so susceptible to their messages. In the article, Tehmina stresses the importance of combating non-violent extremism with the same tenacity as violent extremism and provides several examples for how an effective counter-narrative campaign should do so.
opendemocracy (UK)January 20, 2014
In a rejoinder to Amrit Wilson’s article Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it will not help women, Tehmina Kazi lays out the arguments for the criminalisation of forced marriage, with a particular focus on the Scottish Parliament’s recent consultation on full criminalisation.