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|International||Hiba Baham||Marrackech|| |
Hi! I'm 17 and I've been an ex-muslim for 2 years. I grew up in a moderately conservative family. I'm constantly reminded to pray and practice a religion I'm no longer part of. Although I still live in a muslim country, I will go to Canada for college as soon as I'm 18. If you want to hear more about my experience or share yours, feel free to contact me or ask for my private email 🙂
|UK||Houzan Salih||Cardiff|| |
Hello! I am houzan an ex muslim,I'm quite happy to find this community page as I'm tired lonely and scared! I am originally from iraq, left my country with my parents after the war in 2003, my parents settled in Dubai then they decided to send me to study in the uk as i am the only child for my family they wanted me to have good level of education, and this is where my journey to become a non believer started! i finished my degree in architecture successfully, I loved a non muslim man and had relationship outside marriage with him over nearly 3 years we lived together in the same house, and of course in islam this is a sin... my extended family mainly cousin started threatening me and my parents. but i am lucky I'm in a safe country and they cannot reach me easily as they live in iraq, and dubai. However, for a long time even before starting this relationship i had lots of questions about religion in my head but every time i seek answers i got rejected that these rules are from allah and we are not allowed to questioning him! so i start my own research and study and came to conclusion that religions where made to control the society and control people minds! i had to end my relationship with my partner as his family wanted me to convert to their religion but i didn't want to put myself in another religious cage! .. I rejected islam completely more than couple of years now! tried to keep a low profile to avoid problems but i got tired of that! my extended family start threatening me again and they have influence on my dad as they live in the same country and he is rejecting me now! but my mum still supporting me secretly although i can't see her as she is living abroad! i was thinking of start counsellor sessions to take all these fear and negative thoughts out! and i think getting in touch with similar minds through this council can be helpful as well! sorry for the long statement but its lots of burden i can't keep anymore
|UK||Ali Muhammad||London|| |
Hi my name is Muhamnad Ali and I m ex Muslim born in Pakistan and living here in U.K. Since 2011 , I want to join ur group as my friend Ana told me bout this group and I m very interested and impress although I m a member with London atheist activitic group since 30 may 2014 , I need ur help as I m in serious need of immigration matter , I would really appriciat ur help hope u will b there for me thanks best regard Ali
|International||Shakib Khan||Dhaka|| |
I decided to be a member of this great organisation in 2014 or 2015, as I joined and wrote in that time when I was studying in the UK. After I return back home I started working in a reputated English national daily newspaper as a journalist and quite often I write on editorial as well as on open blog; as a consequence, I felt to join with CEMB again to be a part of team.
|UK||Strengthening Faithlessness||London|| |
My conscience, sexuality, experiences and disposition is in direct opposition to Islam.
|UK||Agha Reza Ali Khan|| |
I was brought up as a Shia muslim, though there are many great things about faith, like community, charity, etc... There are many many negative ones, and even then, studying the texts, the history, I cannot in any good conscience believe in this anymore. Being a minority, how can I justify the persecution of minorities within minorities?
And the truth is important to me. However good or bad a lie is, its still a lie, and something I don't want.
I have never met someone who openly said they were no longer muslim, it can be lonely.
My family are open minded, though religious and good people. I just want to hang out with some people and chat honestly.
|UK||Ela Y|| |
Islam and religion in general are not compatible with modern society, science or human rights. Religion is illogical, intolerant and oppressive, and people are killed in the middle east for criticising or even questioning it. Even in my “liberal” muslim country (Turkey), many people are silenced or attacked for standing up to religious fundamentalism
|UK||Amir Manesh||London|| |
I am 56 years old , born in Iran.
|UK||Mohamed Ezzeddine||Sousse|| |
Support fellow ex-muslims
|UK||Amani Ali||London|| |
Please include a statement as to why you want to join and the significance of the organisation for you. Any background information would be useful.
|UK||Ahmad Butt||Sunderland|| |
Joining To get my opinion across to people to open their eyes from the illusion of religions and the problems religions create in todays world
|UK||Anonymous Anonymous|| |
Bangladeshi, 17, born and raised in London. Pansexual, feminist, agnostic. I don't hate Islam, I just don't agree with a lot of it. I just feel alone. No one else knows.
|International||ouail zahir||Fes|| |
i dont have too much too say but i'm ex muslim from morroco i converted to christianity two years ago but now i'm atheist
|UK||Abu Mustafa||London|| |
hi, I'm abu mustafa. First of I believed in Islam and day by day I am realising about the setuation of my religion. I born and brought up in a very restrictive Muslim family. I went to Madrasa ( institute for Islamic education) and experienced a measurable part of my life. Then I went to normal school, college and university. In my whole life I have meet so many restrictions, inflictions, miss guidance from different prospects. After all there are so many things disappointed me and I asked myself why religion say to hate other religion, I have lots of questions and I tried a lot to Seattled but couldn't find such kind of answers that can satisfy me. Now I would like to introduce me as an Ex- Muslim and not even that I don't believe in any existing religion. All these are man made I believe.
|UK||Mark Hossain||Barking Essex|| |
|International||Neha Gul|| |
Pakistani woman, living in Denmark. Beautiful peaceful secular country. Fell in love with danish secular values just a year after coming here. I gave up faith several years ago but still have not declared it as it is too risky. Have two kids which does not make anything easier. Want to get to know people in the same boat as me. Alas I am not in the UK and this council does not have any presence in Denmark.
|UK||Tanzeel Rehman||Liverpool|| |
A muslim born Pakistani but had always been curious about religious teachings since a very young age. As I grew older and reformed my intellectual thinking, the questions became more clearer. While studying network engineering in UK, I had pleasure of meeting some great minds and free thinkers specially ex muslims. I now came to conclusion that religions are all men made and very much like a fairy tale for grown ups with limited thoughts. I have given up to live for a religion but for humanity from last couple of years I believe we as a human should live our lives with respect and for the betterment of humanity with peace,open to criticism,discussion,tolerance and lead a meaningful life without bonding to a specific god or the supernatural.
|UK||Maria Mohammed||Newcastle upon Tyne|| |
I come from a very religious family. My siblings and I were sent to religious schools since the very early years of your childhood. I managed to memorise the Quran by the age of 16 and many Hadiths alongside.
|UK||Ahmad butt||Sunderland|| |
i was born in a muslim family. my family members never followed the religion properly. i am bisexual. and due to my sexuality my family rejected. looking at my problems and after hard research i do not agree with religion but science in todays advanced world. religions are man made and only create problems between human beings
|UK||Rabbeka Jagot||Loughborough|| |
I an an ex muslim who thanks to my current partner, was able to pick up the courage and voice my views. However, since my coming out about.being an athiest, i have recieved criticism from nearly every muslim i know. My mum, 3 younger brothers, a few cousins and one my mum's sisters' are completely fine with me and understand that religion is a personal choice. However, the rest of the family have "disowned" me. I'm not allowed to step foot in my grandparents' house and i've been called "evil" because of my views. It's been about a year now, and family members are still just as cold towards me as they were near the beginning of all this. Some family members haven't accepted the reality of things and still lecture me about praying because i've "lost my way". The last time i saw my grandmother she said "pray your kalimas and forget about everything else and all will be fine". Because i rejected to comply, she said me and her "finished", along with using my grandfathers' death (from just over 2 years ago) to manipulate me. I recieve emotional blackmail on a regular basis. I think the thing that hurt me most was "we are ashamed of you". I hate that although other members of my so called family have done humiliating things way worse than leaving the religion, i get blasted because i'm a female; it's unfair and wrong! "Family" does not judge you and kick you out of their lives because you have different beliefs... Family is supposed to be there for you no matter what and love you unconditionally, no?
|UK||Nurul Islam||London|| |
I am an ex muslim. I criticize Islam on my facebook account. Thats why I got threats all the time. Also I have been attacked by the extremist once. Even I got threat by my wife though we are separated now. I feel lonely and fear, everyone hated me. Thats why joining with you to share myself.
|UK||Tabassum Rahman||Southampton|| |
I have been aware fo this organization for a few years and actually have talked to the team online who runs the Twitter account. I still, even after all these years, firmly believe that Islam and the cultures that surround it are not for me. In fact, it is the culture around Islam and the pressures from Islam that have contributed to why it is difficult to recover from (diagnosed) Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD from rape at 17. I am currently a university student studying Politics and International Relations and hope to contribute towards progressive politics that include the lives of apostates. I aim, through my membership in the CEMB, to meet like-minded people to become friends with and share experiences.
|UK||Reshma Begum||Bradford|| |
I have been an ex Muslim for a year. The reason I converted was because I always hated Asian culture and thought religion was perfect but we do it wrong. Then I realised that religion made our culture this horrible and is so anti feminist. I would like to meet more ex muslims because I feel alone in this sometimes and it is sad to feel a loss. With increasing my knowledge and meeting more ex muslims, I hope to get stronger and help others.
|International||M Nasim||Shiraz|| |
من اینجا بس دلم تنگ است
اینجا من را چون زندانی خوفناک است، که غذایش درد و آبش رنج است.
و سخن آخر، تعصب چیست در مذهب مگر نه آنکه انسانیم...
|UK||Fehasan Chowdhury||London|| |
I am living in London for 7 years. I was grown in cultural family back home Bangladesh. I have been writing about religious and political on my Facebook and some other blog in Bengali and English. When I starred criticising Islam with the reference some of my Muslim friends abused me. I had to given up relation with them. Moreover I received death threat from Muslim.They don't want to debate. Intolerance is the main charecteristic of Islam and it failed to exist with other religion. I left Islam two years ago. Now I am free in my thinking and have rational mind to all human.