June 20, 2007
By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor June 20, 2007 PARIS (Reuters) – “Ex-Muslims” hoping to change the terms of debate about Islam in Europe will launch a British group in London on Thursday. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain will be the latest addition to groupings that began in Germany in February and spread to Scandinavia in May. A Dutch group will hold its launch in September. The activists, many of them Iranian exiles, support the freedom to criticize religion and the end to what they call “religious intimidation and threats.” “Too many things in the media and government policies have...
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June 20, 2007
The courage of their convictions AC Grayling June 19, 2007 11:00 AM There is an immense difference between understanding something with one’s head, and understanding it with one’s guts. Think of the phrase, “the courage of one’s convictions”. This week the true meaning of these words, hitherto eroded into a flat nap-worn cliche by overuse and misuse, comes home with the force of a kick in the belly. For on Thursday June 21 in London, a group of people are going to take a stand for their principles in a way that involves real courage, admirable courage, and which at...
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February 27, 2007
Human rights activists have formed a “Central Council of Ex-Muslims in Germany” to help women renounce the Islamic faith if they feel oppressed by its laws. Its Iranian-born founder Mina Ahadi, under police protection after receiving death threats, talks to DER SPIEGEL about its goals. Mina Ahadi has received death threats after founding the group. An Iranian human rights activist living in Germany has formed a “Central Council of ex-Muslims in Germany” with 40 others and has received anonymous death threats after declaring she wants to help people to leave the religion if they so desire. Iranian-born Mina Ahadi, 50,...
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