August 24, 2007
Channel 4 rejects ‘Islamophobia’ claims Mark Sweney, MediaGuardian Friday August 24 2007 This article was first published on guardian.co.uk on Friday August 24 2007. It was last updated at 11:20 on January 08 2008. The Channel 4 deputy head of news and current affairs, Kevin Sutcliffe, today dismissed accusations of Islamophobia in the broadcaster’s programming, stating that it would remain “fearless” in its coverage. Mr Sutcliffe, one of five panelists involved at a sometimes heated session at the MediaGuardian Edinburgh international television festival about the portrayal of Islam in the media, said critics would be “hard pressed to point to...
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July 18, 2007
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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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