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|UK||Shamim Miah||London|| |
I can no longer sit by and be a part of a faith which is increasingly affecting both my life and my communities (Bangladeshi)in such a profoundly negative way. Over the course of the last few years I have noticed visible changes and am very saddened by it and I can only blame Islam for it. I was flicking through old pictures from my childhood and the differences between then and now are frightening. I was looking at my sisters wedding pictures almost 20 years ago, the men in suits, women wore beautiful cultural clothes, bare midriff(saree)a little bit of cleavage and hair flowing freely. I just went to a wedding in Birmingham and although the men were still in suits, the vast majority of women were either in hijab or niqab and covered head to toe. I have always been very liberal in my views toward gender equality and gay rights, but it has dawned on me for a while now that my community do not share the same values. I can no longer tolerate this intolerance, so I reject not only Islam but all other organised religions and dogmatic belief systems.
|UK||Stephen Brodie||London|| |
I've been an Atheist and a socialist nearly all of my adult life and I believe in freedom of religion and freedom from religion and it seems to me that your organisation is doing a lot of good work campaigning for said freedoms
|UK||Abid Nazir||London|| |
I do not believe on religions and want to become a part of community like minded people
|UK||md shamim ahmed||greater london|| |
its ahmed. i am humanists. i rise up my voice against terrorism, and making equal love for all different genders . since 2012 my story begun and i am looking forward to go ahead as same way for rest of my lives. i know its very hard to survive i may have no tomorrow but i dont fear anymore i will move on.
|UK||Faizan Mohamed||London|| |
Want to be part of a community of like minded people who I can talk openly and informatively about experiences
|International||Alexandra Art|| |
as a little child my parents used to beat me even if i wasn't wrong i had phobias from my childhood and nightmares , i had no friends and my relationship with others not that good because of my speaking phobia , but i always loved the meditation and I was a very curious person who uses the imagination a lot and it kept me alive by running away from realistic
|International||Mohamad Zaiter||Beirut|| |
I'm an Ex-Muslim atheist.
|UK||Muhammad Noman Mahbub||London|| |
I observed so many incidents here and all over the world based on the religions. Going through literatures, books and other information, I found myself into a decision and realisation that there is no religion at all. We chose our religion based on our parents religions and follow their activities. And the religion we are practising now a day is nothing but a business. Killing innocent people and children, raping women is never can be a religious faith. I believe that no religion supports killing innocent people.
|UK||Tahmid Chowdhury||London|| |
I was fortunate to be raised in a loving family. We didn't have a lot, but my parents instilled in me a good work ethic and understanding of both the value of education and generosity.
Their beliefs, though, were more strongly informed by their religious faith than these instincts. My eldest sister was forced to leave home at 19 (I was 6) because she no longer believed the same things as my family - despite her otherwise clear success and commitment to the family.
When I was 15 I started reading widely - in particular philosophy and literature. It is through this that I lost my own faith - I had previously been horrified at the thought of anyone not believing in God. I am a proud atheist - and have had the privilege of being taught my a number of the leading thinkers in this area, from Richard Dawkins to Lawrence Krauss - but am still yet to articulate this to my parents. My parents don't scare me and never have - but the prospect of losing my family whom I care deeply for does.
I don't want others to have this fear.
|UK||Hiba Ahmed|| |
i'm a fairly recent ex-Muslim, of East African background and would like to join to meet more people like me ( I.e former muslims who are now atheists)
|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|| |