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InternationalNeha 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.

UKTanzeel RehmanLiverpool

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.

UKMaria MohammedNewcastle 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.
Although I was a devoted Muslims who did practise Islam on daily basis, I had never felt connected to the so called "God" and I felt like I didn't belong in the Muslims community.
I used to respect Islam and think it is a very moralistic religion that always gave me motivation to spread love and be good to others. But I came to realise that was the version I wanted of Islam. I deliberately ignored all the verses that promotes hate, misogyny, intorelacne, violence and many other things that contradicted with what I really believed in. However, held strongly on those
promoting "giving the poor" , wishing to find the "real Islam".
After exhausting all the excuses, trying to find the "correct" interpretation of Quran and rejecting Hadith, I left Islam in 2015.I still don't know exactly how I feel about it.
I am still in the closet due to the fact I live with my family and I am surroneded by a massive Muslim community which means less safety for me as an apostate.
I lead two lives , one as a practising Muslim and the other as ME.
Sadly, I have been living in constant fear since leaving Islam as well as loneliness and an overwhelming feeling of "not fitting in"; and I was hoping ,by joining the CEMB, to find people who are like-minded, people who I can be myself with and I hope I can also support others who are going through this experience.
Just want to say, we are family and I am here for everyone <3 Thanks for reading

UKAhmad buttSunderland

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

UKRabbeka JagotLoughborough

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?

UKNurul IslamLondon

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.

UKTabassum RahmanSouthampton

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.

UKReshma BegumBradford

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.

InternationalM NasimShiraz

من اینجا بس دلم تنگ است
و هر سازی که می بینم بدآهنگ است...

اینجا من را چون زندانی خوفناک است، که غذایش درد و آبش رنج است.
نبوغ در من هر دم جوانه می زند، اما دریغ و درد..ازین جامعه ی بیدادگر و بی خرد که من را از ریشه برآورد.
و من رفته رفته درین بیشه زار سن زده خشک و خشک تر میشوم.
اما حرف هایی که هیچ گاه نگزاشتند برایشان دم براورم.
حرف هایی که چون کوهی سترگ در دلم ساکن شد، لیک من روزی برین جمهوریه اسلام صفت آتشفشان خواهم کرد.
خانواده ی من به هیچ وجه مذهبی نبودند، چراکه خرد مبنای راهشان بود.
اما در این جا که دیگر بیشه ی شیران نیست بلکه بیشه ی کرکسان لاشه خواری است که نوک زهر آلود به دینشان را بر کالبد من می زنند.
و من عروسک دست این حکومت تسبیح به دست شده ام. بدون اجازه ی ذره ای بیان عقیده...
و تنگنا ها..که برای هیچ کس نمی توان سخنی گفت.
اما من می دانم که اینجا مرده ای بیش نیستم. منی که در زمان تولدم هم جبر بر من حکم می راند، و بر شناسنامه ی من نام اسلامی را نوشتند که من تا کنون چیزی جز بردگی در آن ندیده ام..اسلامی که دم از برابری و حق انتخاب و اختیار می زند.
قلب من درد می گیرد..
من هم می خواهم زنانگی کنم..
می خواهم باد موهایم را رقص دهد..
و شایان تر از همه میخواهم خودم باشم..نه برای زنده ماندن زندگی را گدایی کنم.
اما چه خودی؟؟ من اینجا لحظه لحظه هایم با تظاهر به عقایدیست که ذره ای به آن ایمان ندارم، به تظاهر به پوششی است که آزارم میدهد.
تضاهر برای کار، درس ، لقمه اي نان ، هنر ، ورزش و......
تفو برین مسلک که من را از خوردی در پوششی قرار داد که از همه ی گیتی جا ماندم..از خودم جاماندم، از عشق و از زندگی که طعم آن را تا کنون درین جا نچشیده ام.
من به عنوان یک فمنیست از ژرفای دل خواستار برابری زن و مرد و برچیده شدن قوانین مذهبی و منع خشونت در سطح خانواده، اجتماع و زنان هستم.
خواهان آنم که از تجربه ی دوستان آگاه در ساخت جامعه ای آزادتر و آگاه تر استفاده کنم.

و سخن آخر، تعصب چیست در مذهب مگر نه آنکه انسانیم...

UKFehasan ChowdhuryLondon

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.

UKmona luqmanLondon

I am Mona Luqman, from a young age I was an aspiring Apologetic, my future was clear and was based entirely on Allah. My story is neither exciting neither is it life changing however it was for me. At the small age of 16 I was studying for a religious exam which were my GCSE's. The exam required me to know quotes for Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam obviously. We covered homosexuality, women, abortion, medical ethics etc. So I was obliged to read the Quran (along with other scriptures however as a Muslim the reading the Quran was not only for study purposes but it was feeding my imaan), what I read not only shocked me but had left me in doubt. I read about the treatment of women and the violent punishments, slavery and brutality towards other religions. I was sucked into the internet vortex, I read and I read and I watched. My faith was not only damaged but so was my identity, without Islam I am no one (as I was taught to believe). I shoved it to the back of my mind and told myself I would validate all things considered wrong in Islam, I had to in order to restore my faith. A week later I had 7 pages of scientific errors in the Quran, I had not even reached Historical errors. I came up with a criteria that in order for any religion to be the word of God, it had to be scientifically correct, historically correct and morally correct. If at any point any of these foundations were contradicted I would leave Islam or the religion in question. I have composed 66 scientific errors in the Quran alone each with 1+ quotes to back it up, (if you want them I could email them to you) I had no choice but to leave Islam. I refused to follow a religion so blatantly incorrect and against basic scientific knowledge which as a 16 year old even I knew about. I followed the same criteria (scientific, historical and moral) for Christianity, the same results however I did not go into the same depth as what I found in the Bible such as slavery and genocide (again I could give you these verses) were enough for me to say no. I studied science and am now a proud yet secret atheist. I live my life as a Muslim who hates God and hates religion, it has no place in society today and God's planet is not perfect but flawed immensely by suffering to the innocent. I plan to come out Atheist on my 18th Birthday.
Again my story is neither exciting nor life changing but for me it changed the foundations of my purpose in life.
Thank you for reading
Mona Luqman

Internationalabdul Rahman alnafourySyria

I'm an ex-Muslim I'm atheist now
I'm 20 years old
i left Islam after i believe it's a big lie and after that I'm really scary of still in Syria I'm alone here and
I'm here to see if someone can help me

UKRaz ShahLondon

I am an ex Muslim and have been for many years. It would be nice to meet with others who are like me.

UKAbdi AhmedLondon

I find Islam to be a satanic evil and uncomfortable religion and I want to find some ways of leaving the religion one day and I want to experience a free life style of no religion.

UKSimon WebsterRugeley

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.

I was brought up in a Christian environment, I attended Sunday school etc. However as I got older and through education, especially science I understood that there could be no God. The more I learnt the clearer this revelation became, it is clear that all religions are man made intended as a device to control and to me have no place in an intelligent society. It was easy for me to say to family and friends I am an atheist, I had little in the way of rebuke and certainly no death threats. I'm appalled, shocked and saddened that ex Muslims cannot so easily take this same route without actual fear for their lives. we need to do more to help everyone who chooses to live without oppression of religion.

InternationalMessaoud HaddadJijel

i am 29 years old ,i was ex muslim praying and reading curan every single day for many years .i start looking for the truth since i was 16 or 17 years old .i was always say is that true ? That there is a god punish us for mistakes ? if the god is great and have every thing ,so what is the purpes of creat eart in an illimited univer and creat peaple to pray for him ,by the time i looking for the ressourses and true stories about mohammad and the islamic history ,and i find that this is not what we learn in school ,its completly deferent ,they teached us that mohammad is somme one higher than every thing else on the planet ,the true story is defferent ,i knew that mohammad was doing sex with slaves women ,and make it halal in the curan ,he take the wife from his adopted sone and curan said that too ,curan say that every one on eart who not believe in mohammad message should killed ,if that was in the curan from the beginning ,so daach is not using the curan in the wrong way ,this is the true face of islam ,i totally refuse the curan and mohammad and islam and every religion on earth,that was a small exemple why i refuse religion .i decide to enjoy this council to tell my opinions and share the point of view with other people like me ,because to be atheist in algeria or any islamic country that means death ,i keep it in my heart , i hope to talke with any one else like me .

UKSajah SuaeedDudley

I wish to discredit the "First Caliph Scam" - Abu Bakr's confidence trick that promised paradise in return for military service.

Telephone is (+44) 07448 256745 - fields do not align


I've never felt so free until I chose to be an ex-muslim. Knocking those invisible walls down comes with its own set of challenges and being a part of CEMB gives me the confidence to stand up to those who try to bring me down.

UKAsayel AleneziSaad alabdullah

Hi , my name is Asayel and I'm 18 years old, i was an ex-Muslim sense high school, I studied at the Community school and I got a really great Degrees , in that age all what I want was going to the law college, but my parents won't let me saying that I'm going to get married as soon a I graduate from high school, at first i refused that, then my father threatened me that he can kill me whenever he wants and no one gonna ask him for an Explanation , cause as he said "the religion and my country laws are with him " and after weeks from crying and begging him to at least letting me continue my study, he said: you can go to a community college but you will lose your phone and you will have to wear a "abaya " and it's what old ladies wear. My parents are really strict with their religion, sometimes when I have questions about islam ,they Force me to stop asking saying that if I'm not a Muslim they can kill me to avoid the shame, I don't have any friends because I'm not allowed to have any. I really hate it here and sometimes I think if everyone else here have the same situation why they aren't doing anything about it. for the last few months, all what I was thinking about is that I wanna do something useful for the environment and help people around the world.
Thank you

InternationalAmir WaqasMunich

i am Pakistani abandoned Islam. Currently living in Germany.

UKJohn WayneBristol

Ex Muslim Somali atheist, looking for a community of like minded people.

InternationalKashish Ali

I I have leave Islam because I am human .

InternationalEzzedine El GhouziFnideq

I am an ex Muslim from Morocco...My family are very conservative Muslims...I created my arabic, anti-religious blog 19 months ago...I wrote more than 70 long articles and many other short ones...Since I live in a state where religious criticism is criminalised by law, I find that joining your "fortified" council would help me psychologically to continue the emancipational journey of 1000 miles...

My blog:

UKArya RazLondon

I am an British born Iranian and my family are religious Shia Muslims. I have told my mum and she told me to keep quiet. I left the religion at the end of 2015 but I have been struggling to come out. I am afraid that I will be bullied back into it and I don't want to risk my safety or the safety of my family when we go to Iran. I have been encouraged, by my atheist friends to speak up for the ex Muslims who are isolated and scared like myself. I feel that joining the Council of Ex-Muslims would be the best way to do this.
I am also an undergraduate studying Politics and international Relations, so naturally, I like to be active in voicing my opinions and gaining experience in the field of politics; I use various pseudonyms with several social media networks to express such opinions, regarding Islam, it's misogynist violent values and the apathetic passive nature of politicians towards Islam as a real threat.
By joining the Council of Ex-Muslims, I am hoping to be able to soon speak out in front of people and to spread awareness. I am interested in also becoming a volunteer/intern in the organisation to gain further experience in a field I am passion about.

UKStephen RiadyJakarta

I want to get rid broken heart feel from any religious activity

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