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June 15, 2015
Nearly 200 signatories call to dismantle parallel legal systems 15 June 2015 Women’s rights and secular organisations urge the new government to take concerted measures to stop the development of parallel legal systems and to facilitate full and proper access to justice for all citizens and to one secular law for all. For decades, successive […]
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May 31, 2015
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is making a short film on ex-Muslim women who have had the courage to leave Islam and religion. We would very much like to hear from anyone who would be willing to take part in this important film. If you are interested in taking part, please contact us as […]
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May 26, 2015
Dear Maryam and CEMB members, It is with great regret and a heavy heart that I write to tender my resignation with immediate effect from my position as co-spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. The decision is due entirely to my current circumstances, in that I am about to return to work from […]
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May 10, 2015
Maryam Namazie joins BBC Big Questions on whether human rights laws have achieved more than religion for humankind, 10 May 2015
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May 5, 2015
Dear friend As you know, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was established in 2007 to break the taboo that comes with leaving Islam and religion. We have done this by challenging apostasy and blasphemy laws and facilitating a public renunciation of Islam and a rise in atheism. We have also been there for many […]
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April 29, 2015
“Esha” a 24 year old woman has been cut off from the world in her prime and is languishing in a Pakistani prison for the last three years on false charges of blasphemy brought against her by her best friend after they had an argument. She stands accused of having torn pages from the Qur’an and […]
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March 16, 2015
PRESS RELEASE Simon Cottee of the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, has written a ground-breaking new book which suggests that Muslims leaving Islam in western societies face psychological trauma from social stigma as opposed to physical intimidation. The book, entitled “The Apostates: When Muslims Leave Islam”, represents the first […]
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March 10, 2015
Maryam Namazie will be speaking on Apostasy and the Rise of Islamism at Trinity College Dublin on 23 March 2015.
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February 24, 2015
On 22 February 2015, a Saudi court sentenced a man in his twenties to death by beheading for apostasy.  The identity of the man has not been made public but, according to Al-Shabaka, he was arrested last year and is charged with becoming an atheist and insulting Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, on social media. This heinous […]
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February 12, 2015
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is pleased to announce the 2015 Poster Against Hate Competition. We believe that everyone should be free to speak up about their ideas. Freedom of expression includes the right to offend and to criticize, and even mock what is considered taboo and sacred. This can include religion and […]
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