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November 5, 2015
Hello friend I hope you are well. WARWICK UNIVERSITY AND TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Our spokesperson Maryam Namazie finally spoke at Warwick University and Trinity College Dublin this month after her talk was barred by the Student Union at Warwick and cancelled by the student group at TCD due to “concerns.” You can read and watch […]
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October 13, 2015
I emailed The Guardian on 2 October to ask for the right to reply to David Shariatmadari’s apologetics for Islamism. My article, Why I Speak against Islamism, was finally published on 13 October at 5pm after much delay and back and forth over “edits.” On 8 October, the Acting Editor for Comment is Free wrote […]
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October 8, 2015
A new counter-dawah project is seeking individuals interested in working with it or supporting it. Dawah (calling to Islam) is a huge industry which sometimes uses misinformed or misleading arguments that largely go unchallenged. When the U.K.-based dawah charity iERA tried to argue for the Qur’anic revelation of embryology, it said that converts left Islam […]
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September 25, 2015
Hello I hope you are well. UPCOMING EVENTS We wanted to write and remind you about our upcoming events and speaking engagements. In the coming weeks, we will be speaking at Everybody Reading Festival in Leicester, Trinity College Dublin (after a previously scheduled talk was cancelled), the London Feminist Conference and at screenings of the film […]
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September 7, 2015
Ms Fauzia Ilyas, who founded Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan (AAAP) affiliated to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, has been forced to flee to the Netherlands after a Lahore court initiated criminal proceedings under Pakistan’s notorious blasphemy law and issued an arrest warrant. Her ex-husband has custody of her 8 year old daughter because […]
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August 19, 2015
Here’s a joint letter in defence of Bangladeshi Bloggers signed by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and affiliates. You can see updated signatories here. To Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid, We, concerned members of the blogging and activist community of Bangladesh and internationally, along with representatives of human rights organisations and other […]
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July 13, 2015
Yousef Muhammad Ali, born in 1987, faces trial on 13 July in Iraqi Kurdistan for criticising Islam. Please take urgent action right away and write to the Kurdish regional authorities to drop charges and to arrest those who have threatened him instead. BACKGROUND Yousef Muhammad Ali who spent many years studying Islam and Sharia law […]
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June 30, 2015
We are freelance writers from Bangladesh. Most of us have started our writings through blogging in 2006 and 2007 when a Bengali blog, called, ‘somewhereinblog’, was first founded. Somewhereinblog has appeared as a wonderful opportunity to express and share our experiences, daily diaries, our happiness and sorrows in our own language/terms. Initially we have used […]
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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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