July 3, 2007
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June 28, 2007
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June 24, 2007
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June 22, 2007
New group for those who renounce Islam Daily Times Monitor LAHORE: Former Muslims who fear for their lives because they have renounced their faith are to launch a new organisation in Britain on Friday, The Telegraph reports. The Council of ex-Muslims of Britain plans to speak out against Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Sudan and Afghanistan that punish Muslim apostates with death. It also aims to become the voice of non-religious ex-Muslims who do not want to be represented by “regressive” umbrella groups such as the Muslim Council of Britain, writes Jonathan Petre in The Telegraph. The...
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June 21, 2007
Riazat Butt The Guardian, Friday June 22 2007 About this articleClose This article appeared in the Guardian on Friday June 22 2007 on p13 of the UK news and analysis section. It was last updated at 00:02 on June 22 2007. A new group of secular-minded former Muslims in the UK has urged the government to cut all state funding to religious groups and to stop pandering to political Islam. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, launched yesterday in London, opposes the interference of religion in public life. Its spokeswoman, Maryam Namazie, said the group provided an alternative voice to...
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June 21, 2007
New group for those who renounce Islam By Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent Last Updated: 2:16am BST 21/06/2007 A new organisation, representing former Muslims who fear for their lives because they have renounced their faith, is to be launched at Westminster tomorrow. The Council of ex-Muslims of Britain plans to speak out against Islamic states that still punish Muslim apostates with death under Sharia law. It also aims to become the voice of non-religious ex-Muslims who do not want to be represented by “regressive” umbrella groups such as the Muslim Council of Britain. The council is being headed by Maryam Namazie,...
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June 21, 2007

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June 21, 2007
Spiritual departures Andrew Copson June 21, 2007 4:15 PM http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/andrew_copson/2007/06/spiritual_departures.html “I recall being very frightened at the time as it was explained to me that to reject Islam was one of the worst things one could do and that the penalty for that was death. This incident and others which contribute to an intimidating and hostile environment for me and others in my position have meant I have been unable to openly express my humanist convictions to my family and other Muslims.” This extract is from the longer testimony of one former Muslim, published (pdf) by the Cabinet Office’s Equalities...
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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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