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|UK||MD HOSAIN||LONDON|| |
I was born in a muslim family but i lost my faith because i have a lots of confusion about islam and i really heat extremism of religion i am dreaming a world is free from relagion but humanity
|UK||James McQuillan||Swindon|| |
I have been a western Atheist for over a decade now. As a Journalist of 1 year and direct witness to the theocracy of Islam in Saudi Arabia, a keen reader of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Christopher Hitchens among many others. I find I must use my curiosity, writing and debating skills for a cause like this. I am compelled to give a platform to this very at risk population; so under-represented and so under attack.
|UK||Gerion Cassel||London|| |
I want to find out the truth for myself or at the very least come to some type of conclusion. I have been Muslim my entire life and have studied what I could of Islamic doctrine and theology as well as Sufism. I've realised this is unsatisfactory to me and seek more knowledge and understanding through rational, logical, philosophical and scientific debate.
|UK||Christian Cole||London|| |
Having been brought up and educated as a Catholic I renounced my faith 10 years ago and since I have been a strong advocate for secularism and open debate within religious groups about the belief systems entrenched in those communities.
I believe that in the UK we have allowed fear of intolerance and fear of offending people to override our duty to protect and offer equal rights to all citizens, no matter the religion or ideology of their home community. Not just in the British Muslim community, but in fact in all religious communities in the UK, entrenched belief systems are not challenged thoroughly enough and as a result people suffer injustices and in many cases abuse that otherwise would not be tolerated outside of a religious setting.
I strongly support the idea of giving a stronger voice moderate British Muslims and having a more open dialogue about religious ideology and why it can be harmful to a cohesive and secular society.
|UK||Fardin ESFANDIARI||Newcastle Upon Tyne|| |
To whom it may concern,
I am a first generation immigrant from the Islamic Republic of Iran. I was raised secular at home but attended school where Shia Islam was the enforced ideology, I consider my knowledge of that particular part of the islamic world as interesting and hope to implement it in the effort to spread the ideas that are integral to western civilisation. Freedom of speech, expression and the criticism of ideas are some of the cornerstones of my private study of philosophy and I aim to help anyone I can in finding freedom from religious oppression. I study Physics at university and aim to become an academic.
|International||Mohammed Mahmood||Simferopol ,crimea|| |
gain more knowledge ,know other atheists are exist,i loved the video you did guys on YouTube (exposure-islams non-belivers) ,that's why I'm here .
|International||Dhia Houaidi||hamam lif|| |
i want to join this community seeking refuge from the moral offence i face in this muslim country i've been born in , am even hiding the fact that i became agnostic from my family and dear ones being afraid that this would further destroy my life . i began asking questions about the charia of islam and searching for truth 3 years ago and i did became agnostic concluding that islam is not the answer to this universe and non of the religions are even close to be so .
|UK||Muhammed Alam||London|| |
Recently I knew about this organization. I am an ex-Muslim, came from Bangladesh.
|UK||sajjad haider||london|| |
I am a ex muslim and convert to humanist. I am a author of Why I Left Islam. I want to help every person who having harder time from religious fanatics.
|UK||Parinaz Jamshidi|| |
I was born and raised in the UK and am of Iranian background. The first memory I have of Islam was when I was in primary school and our teachers asked everyone what their religion was (I don't remember why). I didn't know what religion was at that time so my teacher told me to go home and ask my parents then tell her tomorrow. My mother seemed suspicious and even told me that I could be any religion I wanted to but because all of my friends and classmates religion, I wanted one too so I could fit in. It was then that I was labelled as a muslim and one of the disappointments at that time was that noone would give me Haribos anymore. I didn't care much about my religion for many years but when I started secondary school, my best friend was a muslim and a very happy one at that. She always spoke so well and Islam sounded very special and unique so I looked into it and decided to officially become a muslim. Of course I am completely certain that the only reason I decided to do so was because when I searched Islam online, there were only praises and everything was positive. Muslims are very good at hiding the bad aspects of Islam and muslim apologists are even more excellent at sugar coating Islam. After the initial excitement simmered down, I was more rational. For a period of about 5 years I frequently came across something (for example a hadith or one of Islam's teachings) which horrified me but every single time, I would restrain myself and tell myself that it was just the devil whispering in my ear and putting sinful thoughts into my head. Looking back, I cannot believe how brainwashed I had been and don't know why and how I would allow myself to believe such violent teachings but I was so dedicated and loyal that I did so. Just to point something out, I am very intelligent. I go to one of the top schools in my city. I am naturally a curious thinker. But my point is that even though I am clever and think for myself, Islam is very good at manipulation. After all, reading is, simply put, a form of brainwashing. Eventually I passed my limit of how many disgusting teaching, hatred, bigotry and contradictions I could take that I left. (ISIS was also a big part because they are just following the teachings of the Quran but still it is insisted that Islam is a peaceful religion). I think you do not need to be a genius to leave Islam, you simply need to have courage. Especially because there is a death penalty for those who leave.
|International||MUHAMMAD REHAN||Koror|| |
I left Islam in 1992 and become Atheists with my whole family my mother ,wife , 3 daughter , 1 son .
|UK||Nasir Iqbal||London|| |
It is time for humanity to embrace science, reason explore our vast universe, expand our knowledge and become gods through merging with our technology rather than cling to faith, worship, ignorance and resulting cruelty and misery which have afflicted the species for millennia.
|UK||Jake Brauer||Tadworth|| |
I would like to join out of solidarity with the ex-Muslim community in the UK. I myself am an ex Christian but was never ostracised or attacked physically or verbally for being an apostate. I am an advocate of democracy and progressive atheism and can offer some of my time to help your cause.
|UK||male male||bradford|| |
i am a ex muslim and l would like to join a community that represent my thoughts
|International||Seyed Jamal Hosseini||Gotenberg|| |
Hello, I am an agnostic and anti-Islam. I want to be active with your group.
Salam man agnostick hastam va hamchenin eslam setiz dost daram dar yek groh faal basham
|UK||Farshid Aryan Khesal||London|| |
The Islamic regime of my country, Iran, does not recognize people like me who are atheist and agnostics. They are subject to the death penalty. Atheists, agnostics and secular humanists in Iran are deprived of freedom of speech. They cannot express their beliefs. Doing that, they will be arrested and may be executed for heresy. The constitution and regulations of the Islamic regime of Iran is obviously biased towards Shias. There are no any representatives for atheist, agnostics and secular humanists in the parliament. On top of that, there are not any free and private medium of the mass media. All of them are governmental and under the control of religious regime.
|UK||Zahid Hussain||Slough|| |
i m atheist I don't believe on anything I belong to Muslim family background but as I observed Islam stop me to think on wider sense on any matter even any religion do the same and secondly I think Islam is not a complete religion as well. Just a fake face and fear created in the mind of people which I don't believe that is right
|UK||Arman Esfandiari||London|| |
I am an agnostic-atheist (ex-muslim) British-Iranian dual national. I would like to join the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain because I support the manifesto and I would like to contribute to the efforts of CEMB. I also believe that I am part of an underrepresented minority living in Western Europe who need a strong and clear message.
|UK||Salwh Ahmed||Birmingham|| |
I wand to join because I want to meet like minded people and discuss why others left Islam .
|International||Adil Den||Dublin|| |
I am supporting a secular world where people can express their ideas freely and openly.I am supporting a world free of myths, but based on scientific truth.I do believe that we are born free and we all have the right to live in a free world.
|UK||Md Mohiuddin||London|| |
I'm an Ex-Muslim & Humanist, free thinking blogger and feminist too. I'm actively blogging against every social & religious injustice. I believe in humanism and I firmly stand for equal human rights for all. I think all religion are evil & as far my knowledge of Islam I know it's a barbaric and oppressive religion.
|International||Mehedi Hasan||Dhaka|| |
I am Mehedi Hasan. I am Bangladeshi. I am 19 years old. My family is Muslim. But I am Humanist. I Don't Believe any Religion .
|UK||Wafaa Al Tameemi||Huddersfield|| |
I'm from Iraq I born in a Muslim family but many thing get my attention and after long search and thinking I got one conclusion is that the religions are made by human to control other human.
|UK||Pouyan Vista||London, ilford|| |
I for combating violence, the defense of freedom and human rights, promotion of atheism, secularism and rationalism to join you
|UK||Bilaal Azlam||London|| |
Curiousity, mostly. Also wanting to branch out and meet new people, perhaps those whom have a similar mindset.