In her talk, Namazie chastised “misguided liberal attempts” at inter-faith and multicultural efforts. For Namazie, the argument that all religions should be treated equally is flawed because it applies the language of human rights to religious institutions instead of human beings.
Despite her personal aversion to religion, Namazie asserted that private religious belief is acceptable. “The reason Islam is a problem,” she said, “is because it’s a part of the political sphere. [Politics should hold that] the human being and nothing else sacred.” A staunch defender of free speech, Namazie accused the Canadian Human Rights Commission and other such organizations of being more concerned with defending Islam than defending people. “Get over your post-colonial guilt,” she urged.