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#ExMuslimBecause; Goldsmiths Islamic Society thugs, End-Year Event and the Right to Apostasy and Blasphemy

Dear friend

We wanted to write and thank you for your support during this past year and ask that you donate to our organisation in order to help us continue our important work in 2016 and beyond.

#EXMUSLIMBECAUSE

As you well know, CEMB’s work is needed more than ever before. A campaign to defend the basic human right to leave and criticise Islam has trended on Twitter since we started it on 19 November. 120,000 Tweets of ex-Muslims from over 65 countries exploded on social media with hilarious, heart-breaking and inspiring stories of leaving Islam using #ExMuslimBecause.

Find out more about the campaign and the tsunami of atheism in an interview with Rayhana Sultan.

More information can be found here.

GOLDSMITHS ISLAMIC SOCIETY THUGS FAIL TO SILENCE AND INTIMIDATE DISSENTERS

Defending the right to apostasy and blasphemy is crucial, particularly in the age of ISIS. When Maryam Namazie spoke on these very issues at Goldsmiths University on 30 November, thugs from the Islamic Society tried and failed to intimidate dissenters. You can see it here.

Goldsmiths is also discussed in the latest Bread and Roses TV programme.

APOSTASY AND BLASPHEMY ARE RIGHTS

It’s important to remember that the fight for the right to leave and/or question Islam is a matter of life and death for many, including Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashes. Sign a petition calling for his safe passage to join his family in Canada.

Poet Ashraf Fayadh has also recently been sentenced to death for apostasy in Saudi Arabia as have 27 Sudanese Muslims for rejecting the Sunnah.

Clearly, unjust Sharia laws affect not just ex-Muslims but Muslims too. 45 year old Muslim Sri Lankan migrant worker faces death by stoning in Saudi Arabia. Defend her today.

13 DECEMBER END YEAR CELEBRATION, 3-6PM, CENTRAL LONDON

With the end of the year just around the corner, we hope you will join us in celebrating our victories whilst remembering the many killed by Islamism.

Please come if you can. There are still a few tickets left for One the Law for All and CEMB’s end-year celebrations with Philosopher AC Grayling, Secular Activist Aliyah Saleem, British Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt, Warwick Atheist Society President Benjamin David, Bread and Roses TV Host Fariborz Pooya, Kurdish Women’s Rights Campaigner Houzan Mahmoud, Founder of Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco Imad Iddine Habib, Comedian Kate Smurthwaite, Libyan Women’s Rights Campaigner Magdulien Abaida, CEMB Spokesperson Maryam Namazie, CEMB Spokesperson Nahla Mahmoud, Magician Neil Edwards, Ex-Muslims of Scotland founder Ramin Forghani, #ExMuslimBecause Campaigner Rayhana Sultan and special guest Scientist Richard Dawkins.

To reserve a place, please email exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com with your name and mobile number and purchase ticket(s): £25 (waged); £18 (unwaged) by “donating” price of ticket via Paypal or by sending a cheque made payable to CEMB to: CEMB, BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX. No tickets will be sold at the door so please buy tickets as soon as possible.

Thanks again for all your help and support.

Please donate to CEMB via Paypal or cheque here. No amount is too small and any help is greatly appreciated.

Warmest wishes for the New Year,
Maryam Namazie
Nahla Mahmoud
Rayhana Sultan
Imad Iddine Habib
Spokespersons
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