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|International||Badr Bodoor||Kenitra|| |
As I receive some help before from this group, I would like to be a part of it as an Marocain atheist or better a free human being for now and future in our planet earth.
|UK||Zargham Haider||London|| |
I changed when I was in my teen,because I was coming to know more about this cruel religion,especially growing up in muslim dominated society it was hard to confront the fact that I could even be atheist,but thats who I really was n then my fate took a turn and I ended up in England meanwhile becoming a part of this society I finally found myself and had the courage to be who I am today you could call it may be " ex muslim" but I would call myself a religion less freak.....;)
|UK||Yeaz Kawsar||London|| |
I would like to believe what i can hear & see , can be explained through science. Most of the religion, particularly Islam with its stone aged rules & beliefs doesn't have a place in modern civilization. In fact its very conflicting to compare those as i found out being grown up in a muslim family. I am glad to be here & looking forward to meet like minded people.
|UK||John Smith|| |
Grew up in a 'moderate' Muslim family in a small wealthy country in the Gulf. Came across terrorist sympathisers, misogynists, and extreme homophobia. At first, I began to dislike everyone and started blaming everything on society itself. Then the truth dawned on me that people do not actually suck all that much and it's the ideology they hold dear that is robbing them of their empathy and compassion. And then evolution came. And then I started thinking about the idea of eternal hellfire for non-Muslims. I also like Hollywood movies and American TV shows, and maybe they were right about me being completely brainwashed by them. But I would gladly accept this brainwashing that had made me reject this morally bankrupt ideology that is flawed beyond repair. If I'd become more caring and rational, and less judgmental because of it, then I'd happily and proudly be this brainwashed lemming.
|UK||Mazharul islam||Eastbourne|| |
To meet like minded atheists and help others renounce their religion. As threats grow against us ex-Muslims its better for us to stick together to survive. I want everyone to know we exist and we have a voice and just because I have a Islamic sounding name I am NOT a Muslim. As I live in Eastbourne and work commitments doesn't allow me to participate in EMCB gatherings, but I have a lot of respect for the brave people in the organisation espicially Maryam Namazie.
|UK||Hadi Hemmati||Coventry|| |
My hole life has gone useless and vain by the Islam and it’s wrong rules .
|International||Ali Shahid|| |
I am an ex-ahmadi, a supressed and constitutionally decalred non-muslim community in my homeland, Pakistan. It is ironic how hatred makes us what we hate in the first place. What society does to you, you do that to your people. The concept of religion is to seek power by creating differences, by believing people with different faith are not as good as us. This is vanity, which can be anything but heavenly. We, the human race, don't need religion to further discriminate our already unnecessarily discriminated fellows. This forum will help me share my experiences on how this fairly small community exploits in the name of.
|UK||HUSSAIN MOHAMMAD PERVAZ||Basildon,ESSEX|| |
I m an atheist, to me this is the best place to meet people with same thinking.
|International||Catherine Mancha||Sydney|| |
So as not to feel alone. I was an only child brought up in an all dominating heavily religious family that constantly installed fear. Questioned and rebelled as a very young child.
|UK||Cam Gow||Leamington Spa|| |
I'm a lawyer from a white British ethnic background.
I was not brought up in a particularly religious family, but have developed a strong belief that theism in public life should be criticised and opposed.
I consider the teachings of Islam to be incompatible with a modern liberal society and wish to do everything I can to support and encourage those - who became Muslim by accident of birth or otherwise - to leave the religion and find a sense of belonging outside of it.
I have a huge amount of respect for people who have taken that step. I therefore wish to join this organisation as a statement of solidarity, but also because I would simply like to know such people. I look forward to that.
|UK||Charles Stockdale||Stockton on Tees|| |
Islam has had 1400 years of forcing, enslaving and subjugating people. Enough is enough. Those choosing to leave, deserve all the help they can get.
|UK||raja aamer nazeer||bolton|| |
the biggest reason is that i beleive in only humanity and i agree with your vision
|UK||Pax Maher||Hampshire|| |
Grew up in the Middle East and have been an ex-muslim for about 5 years now. Currently living in the south coast and looking to meet like-minded people who are a minority within a minority.
|UK||Fahd Choudry||Leicester|| |
I want to join because I feel very lonely as an ex Muslim and I want to meet like-minded people who understand me. I feel ostracized and relatives ridicule me. I am an Atheist. I became one three years ago. This is a big taboo in the Muslim community as apostasy is punishable by DEATH, which is part of the reason I left. Also other big reasons 1. I am an Atheist 2. I support women's rights 3. Islam leads to violence. 4. I am a secularist.
|UK||Zargham Haider||London|| |
I come from a strict muslim family of pakistan,but I always had a rebel inside me which always questioned everything n in a society like ours it was a big problem,I came to England n started finding myself n i came to a conclusion that I don't believe in anything but humanity......
|International||Eva Ludemann||Amsterdam|| |
I am a non-believer, a journalist, and very much interested in the way ex-muslims emancipate themselves.
|International||Meena Ab||Jeddah|| |
I don't want to feel alone !!
|International||ali wahedy||Linkoping|| |
I dont have any idea for religion
|International||lulu ahmed|| |
Hi, i'm lulu and i'm an ex-muslim but unfortunately i'm still living in a muslim country and my family is forcing me to practice islam, i'm forced to cover my hair and my whole body they force me to fast and pray and to do all the nonsense stuff they believe in. I hate islam so much it took my life and youth away from me.
|UK||Himan Pishnamaz||Birmangham|| |
hi im ex muslim
|International||Shane Harbi||Toronto|| |
I want to join because for the longest time I felt alone and isolated. I'm a Saudi student living abroad in Canada in pursuit for knowledge. I come from a moderately religious family which is mostly attributed to my moms international background. However, as you know Saudi Arabia is not a place where apostasy is accepted. I was 13 when I considered myself not a Muslim, it was due to watching a show on TV regarding the human body. I learned about the faulty DNA, and the vestigial organs in our bodies and everything points to the lack of an "intelligent designer". For the longest time I kept quite and rolled with the acts knowing that if I professed my religious views I would get harmed or even worse cause harm to my parents. Long after that, I reverted back couple of times because the non stop indoctrination methods of Saudi educational programs have left a semi-permanent seed of doubt within me. However, since coming to Canada I can finally be free and express my opinions on Islam and be myself to those who are close to me, yet I still have not told my parents because I'm afraid that they will shun me or feel ashamed of my lack of belief.
|UK||Simon / Sayyid Qadri||London|| |
I was born in a well-known Muslim family in India, but left islam when i was at SOAS london Uni in 1996. I was a member of a christain church in London for a number of years, but grew out of it mainly becuase of their reluctance to support guy rights etc. Now I identify myself as a humanist ex-Muslim ( but not talk about it when i visit my parents in India, for security reasons. However I have managed to help my two nephews ( 20 and 21, student in the uk ) secretly reject islam.
I have spent most part of my adult life in the UK and have served in a number of important positions, including in the Foreign Office, where I was part of the team responsible for organising rescue missions and media campaigns for forced marriage victims ( 2002-2007). I also have some other experience of working in the field of human rights e.g. Human rights spokesperson for CSW etc. ( google search of my name should tell you a bit more about my human rights and advocasy works). I have never felt physically threatened in London and am happy openly share or express my views on islam and help CEBM in any way i can. Thanks. Best, simon
|UK||Joakim Kristiansen||London|| |
I converted to Islam around a year ago after learning about the religion through Muslim friends. I didn't know much more than was explained to me and after saying shahada I began to practice much to bemusement of friends and family. I joined a community of Sufi's, who were culturally similar and very balanced friendly people. Immediately I decided to get stuck into the texts, the Quran, Hadith, Sira, Tafsir and the writings of people like Al-Ghazali. After studying it personally for months something wasn't quite right what I was reading bore no relation to reality as I saw it and there was some very troubling passages and ideas. I voiced my concerns but got answers that seemed very wishy washy, my faith dropped but I still had a fear of eternal damnation so I kept up prayers, until watching a YouTube channel 'the Masked Arab' who just buried the faith for me. Now having been a Muslim (albeit for only a year) I understand the faith more than I ever could have as a casual observer. The dangers of childhood indoctrination, the need for ex-Muslims from a cultural background of Islam to have a place, a voice and a refuge. I'm not one for generally joining groups but as the ex-Muslim community seems very fragile I feel that just adding an extra number to the group and helping where I can would be of use to you.
|UK||Natalia Dean||Birmingham|| |
I would like to join to connect to people with similar experiences to myself. I'm a nineteen year old university student of Kashmiri descent and have felt isolated due to not being a Muslim. Having grown up and studied in birmingham has made being myself extremely difficult in the sense that I've always found myself surrounded by Muslims and unable to share my experiences with Islam openly.
|UK||Daniel Jimenez||London|| |
I moved recently to London from Miami. Back in the States I was a member of your North American branch, American Atheists, Humanists of South Florida, Secular Jewish Humanists, and a few others. Now living in England I want to recreate my secular community with a circle of people who I can create that community. Anyway that's a little bit about me. Greatly appreciate your work.