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International?????? ??????????

I\'m a teenager and i hope you help me to immigrate from my country i want to build my future in country where the society would respect my opinions and beliefs where i can live the life in the way i want

InternationalA

I\'m Egyptian working in Saudi Arabia , I have vision about Sharia Law especially it is now in the constitution of Egypt also i studied in Al Azhar Al Sharif University , i joined 25th January Revolution

UKA Mbirmingham

Hi.my name is ....i lived in birmingham for almost 4 years.i was a muslim.when i came to uk my thoughts start changing.i m atheist.i been married with non muslim girl..recently my younger brother he been living in uk. told my family back in pak about me nd my thought.drinking nd eating non halal food.and they didnt like it.my family is strict muslims.my dad nd my brothers threat me to deth.my dad refused me as son.i dont tell my friends or other peoples becuse most of them r muslims.

UKA ahmedLondon

I am 28 years old male from pakistan I have very recently Left Islam n became agnostic I was following Islam blindly as I was born in very strict Muslim family n was taught to believe in Islam when I was naive.. There is discrimination in Quran that my mind never accepted that n violent side of Islam is quite horrific which causes chaos n atrocity among human beings n status of woman is an another issue thsts questionble I recently studied Quran in different interpretations n decided not to follow it anymore.. Religion shouldn\'t be followed blindly specially Islam cuz it\'s violence in there. There is no tolerance n freedom of speech which leads Muslims to nowhere

UKA PatNorwich

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 have left islam, i would like to be part of a like minded community of people and hopefully meet some new people through this. As i have very recently left islam I would also like some support and guidance through this procedure.

UKa postateGt. Manchester

I enjoy many aspects of Islam, the community script, the brotherhood. Its a great antidote to the Individualism to the capitalist preached in the UK

However I am miserable because there are so many aspects of my life are lived in so called guilt. I would hate to be ostracised by my parents because I want to leave the religion, so I keep quiet.

I am not decided if I\'m an atheist yet, but maybe communicating with people here may let me decide either way.

UKA. Z

Living as an atheist in a Muslim community was a daunting prospect when I first left my faith. However, by joining an organisation like the CEMB, I hope to communicate with like-minded individuals who are still obligated to live in an asphyxiating religious atmosphere.

I am a 16 year old Pakistani male, and only definitively left my faith half a year ago, at the age of 15. That being said, I struggled to reconcile my faith with my personal morals for many years prior to this moment.

I was brought up in an averagely religious family. My mother is quite devout, and rarely misses her namaz. My father is less concerned with the afterlife, and (thankfully) focuses most of his efforts into obtaining a fulfilling life here on earth. That being said, he still has faith in God, and never appeared to carry even the slightest doubt of Islam. I have much admiration for my mother and father. Despite the fact that they sent me to mosque from a young age, the importance of my secular education was something that was emphasized more prominently than my religious one. Both my parents held well respected careers, and they pushed me to become equally, if not more successful than them. This emphasis on education, especially of science and mathematics, undoubtedly contributed to my subsequently deteriorating faith. After being shown the wonders of science, I was enthralled from a young age. When I was 6, I proclaimed that I would one day become a scientist; a dream which I am still pursuing.

Coming from a liberal background, I was permitted to learn a musical instrument, make friends with girls, and do just about everything my non-muslim classmates did. Due to this, I rarely felt excluded due to my faith during my early childhood. I attended a predominantly white/Christian primary school, and my best friends were all of different faiths to mine. I never felt that my religion had placed any restrictions on my, it was something of a redundant element of my identity. I took pride in the fact that I was a Muslim, but only because it set me apart from most of my peers. This lead me to become somewhat indifferent when it came to the actual substance of my faith. The only things I cared about were Eid and Ramadan; a month where I could boast to my friends of my incredible ability to go for almost a day without food. Islam only started mattering to me in my teens.

As I grew, I began to take more notice of the content of my religion. What I found was somewhat disconcerting. Elements of my personal philosophy that were held in high regard such as the equal rights that woman should receive and the importance of science appeared to be undermined by my faith. I began to take in incredibly liberal approach to the way I interpreted to Q\'uran and my religious teachers. This was a desperate attempt to reconcile my obnoxious faith with my perfectly sane morals. I was left dumbfounded when people questioned my on the violent nature of Islam, or the factual inaccuracies that plagued the Q\'uran. My only rebuttal was \"it must be interpreted metaphorically\" or \"it has a subliminal meaning\". Both of these arguments were futile and foolish, I now concede. I had made many friends who did not share my faith. My teacher at mosque had told me that polytheists were destined to an eternity in hell. Was my Hindu friends destined to suffer an eternity of suffering simply because they were born into a Hindu family? This person was, helpful, funny and incredibly pleasant to be around. I could not remember a time when anyone had convicted this person of fault. What had they done wrong to deserve this punishment? After a while, the only reason I was still clinging on to the last threads of my flimsy faith were due to the fear of hell and a belief in Allah that had been ruthlessly indoctrinated into me.

I often gazed into the night sky, marveling at the universe (that I still convinced myself was the product of Allah\'s brilliance). But after pondering for a long time one night, I reached an unsettling yet liberating conclusion. The universe is incomprehensibly vast, and full of mystery and wonder. I loved to contemplate the environments on other planets, the swathes of area that man would never be able to venture. So why on earth would a deity plant some bipedal organisms on an arbitrarily important planet and command them to a subscribe to a farcical dogma that revolves around worshiping this deity and believing in a collection of \"divine\" statements and stories that can only be described as asinine. I felt great when I finally came to realise that Muhammad was just some pretty ordinary bloke who happened to be really good at coercing people to believe in absolute bulls**t.

My family may be liberal, but they are still deeply entrenched in their religious ways. I am afraid of publicly renouncing Islam, since the first images that fall into my mind are ones of my mother crying and my life being irreversibly altered to a horrendous degree. So I still go to mosque on a Friday with the male members of my family, pretending to pray Jummah Salaah. I still sit down to read the Quran with my family on my mother\'s request. I still put my hands together in prayer on Eid day when I am supposedly thanking God for this wonderful life I have been given. It is frustrating being an atheist whilst not being financially independent, but I will tolerate it for a few more years to come. Until I can finally venture out on my own (hopefully having secured a career in scientific research) But I\'m a patient person, so as things stand, I\'m pretty happy just talking about my new-found disbelief with like-minded individuals on the internet!

InternationalAaron Burhoe

I am a 19-year-old American atheist and a former Christian. I live in a society (and a nation) which is doubtlessly oblivious to the entire crisis which your organization stands against. My peers think me paranoid to be so concerned with international affairs. Furthermore, I know that the West\'s indulgence of Christianity, (creation museums, televangelism, legal indoctrination, etc) is the foundation of this crisis. If the Christians surrounding me can\'t admit that their own religion has gained a grotesquely unconstitutional representation in the US, then they won\'t be able to realize that Islam doesn\'t belong in politics either. I\'m the only person I know who\'s so much as read the Qur\'an, and I am no longer afraid to assert that it\'s the sickest, most frightening book I will likely ever read. It\'s morally appalling. I won\'t sit back and watch as the freedom my ancestors died for is shamelessly forfeited under the threat of Muslim violence. As a simple college student in New Hampshire, I want to commit any service I can provide to the benefit of this truly humanitarian organization.

InternationalAasif C

I left Islam almost 2 years ago now, when I was 16. I used to be a pretty outspoken Muslim, often taking to the Internet to defend Islam and show it as a good, and peaceful religion. I guess I was a bit of a reformist, cherry-picking the good parts Islam and ignoring the bad. That all changed as I began to learn more and more about Islam. I would often debate with athiests, and their attacks on Islam would require me to research and learn more about some of the dirtier aspects of Islam. And that line of extra research began to show me what \"true\" Islam really was, and it all went down from there. Hadith like \"Women are deficient in intelligence and religion compared to men\", \"Whoever changes his religion, kill him\", as well as the numerous scientific errors in the qur\'an started to put serious doubts in my mind.

I guess I went through a crisis of faith for a while. All of this questioning Islam took place during Ramadan, a time where I was supposed to be strenghtening my deen, not questioning it. But the more I learnt, the more I thought and analyzed it from an outside perspective, all of the things about Islam started to appear ridiculous and brutal to me. At first I didn\'t want to leave, I thought something was wrong with me. I mean, I believed in Islam for all the 16 years of my life, how I could I question the truth and blessings Allah had given to me when he made me a Muslim, the purest of all religions? Also I guess it was just... hard giving up on everything your family and friends believed to, but after a few months I decided that I just didn\'t believe in Islam. I did some pretty serious thinking for a while, I mean it was probably a year long process almost, but I finally came to terms with my phiolosphical outlook on life. I\'m now an athiest, and absolutely reject the fairy tales and brutality of Islam.

Of course, I can\'t tell any of my family or friends. I live in Canada, but even then the violence that Islam demands on apostates is still a possibility, not to mention that I\'d get disowned by my family and abandoned by my community. It really sucks having to put up with this charade, having to keep my mouth shut everytime I hear Islamic bullshit. Haha one time a guest molvi came to our mosque, and gave a speech why evolution is false, the big bang is a lie, Einstien was wrong and a dirty Jew, and so on. I was so furious, I was ready to get up and just storm out, but I realized that would probably attract to much attention on me so I kept shut, even though I really really wanted to speak out. I hope one day I can just leave this behind and live my own life.

Thankfully I\'m not alone It\'s so great to hear there are other people going through the same problems!

InternationalAban

When a super miraculous is used to explain a miracle, then what explains the miraculous the first place? Don\'t be \"Pedantic\" as prof. Dawkins would say :-)

InternationalAbas AryaTehran
UKAbbas Naji

It just doesn\'t make sense to me that there is a god. There are fossils from millions of years ago; according to them, god\'s prophets came and brought something called religion to deceive and exploit people only a few thousand years ago. They use religion to scare and intimidate people into submission to a god and give false promises of a heaven and earth so they can rule over them. I think people should not bother and help and being kind to others and also be happy and enjoy their lives. In the hope that we can be free from religion and superstition.

Internationalabd el hafid
InternationalAbdelrahman SaeedCairo

I'm in a fucked up situation! I'm surrounded by very religious muslims that could hurt me if they suspected. My dad already think i left islam somehow & i have to fake prayers to not get caught, so there's no decent life for me here.

UKabdiManchester

I fucking hate Islam. I\'m sick and tired of having to stop what I am doing to pray the \'five daily prayers\'. How they treat women is disgusting as well. I was also forced to learn the koran at an early age. Although I never actually finished it, I feel as if I have wasted an enormous amount of time memorizing false literature. We are now in the month of ramadan, the so called \'blessed month\'. I pretend I fast because of fear of either being disowned, killed and much more ruthless things islam brings. I try to sneakily eat food when I\'m alone and it\'s working so far. I come from a strict muslim somali family. I am the oldest child, 15 years old. Just two weeks ago two muslim twin girls aged 16 fled to syria to become martys. I just don\'t understand how they can throw their life away like that. I have never met any ex muslims before so I\'m hoping I will with CEMB

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.

UKAbdi Ibrahim SalehLondon

I am an ex-muslim now atheist from an Somali family, I left Islam because of the barbaric primitive practices they do which opened my eyes to the true nature of this cult.

As a kid growing I used to despise Ayaan Hirsi Ali because my mom told me she is a liar and stupid pagan, as I progressed more and more and became more open minded I decided to check information on why islam gets that much hate, the theory of evolution and astronomy.

I then one day got a big eye opener at an islamic exorcism where they would abuse the \"possesed\" with whips, sticks and high volume Quran, me and my friends used to sell medicine to the \"possessed\" for ridiculous prizes.
Which made me doubt the religion and I felt so bad because what I saw in these peoples eyes was not djinns but severe mental illness, schizophrenia and epilepsy.

UKabdirhaman abdullahibristol

i left Islam and i am 14 but i need help because there are so many things i disagree with and i dont know how to tell my perants

InternationalAbdol Golparian
UKAbdul Hye

I am an Ex-Muslim. With all this flag burning and protesting going on I feel a little left out. It\'s good to have an origination that I can join.

UKAbdul HakeemLondon

I don't fool myself
I believe in freedom
I believe in logic

UKAbdul OsmanLondon

As an ex muslim I am delighted to join your organisation and I hope to contribute over the near future. I strongly believe that we should take a stand and combat islamic extremism. P.S The entry fields particularly the phone field is excruciatingly painful that I had to try sending the message countless times. Please try to make it easier for people who are trying to contact you.

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

UKAbdul wali ZarmalwalIstanbul

I'm an ex-Muslim from afghanistan, I'm compainig for the rationalism throughout social networks. I& I'

UKAbdulkarim Azizi

Hi, my name is Abdulkarim, 22YO, from Syria
I was studying Clinical laboratory science when I was in Syria, Member of the editorial team of the Arab Atheist Magazine ( http://www.arabatheistbroadcasting.com ). I left Syria six months ago after receiving death threats from ISIS and some radical muslim groups in FSA, because of my activity as atheist. And, now I live in Leeds UK. And, waiting for the approval of my asylum request.

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