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May 31, 2020
See segment of Muslimish event on Roadmap to abolishing blasphemy laws with Maryam Namazie chaired by Muslimish’s Wissam Charafeddine on 31 May Other speakers include: Ibrahim Abdallah, National Organizer, Muslimish Nicolas Little, Legal Director, Center For Inquiry Ken Grunow, Amnesty International USA, Legislative Coordinator for Michigan Geraldine Grunow, Amnesty International USA, Local Group Coordinator Watch […]
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May 10, 2020
Mihir Joshi talks to activist MaryamNamazie about honour based violence, blasphemy and the popular revolt against the Iranian regime, Backchat, 10 May 2020 Spotify Apple Dissent within minority communities is often not only badly reported in the media but is actually actively silenced under the guise of political correctness. On the final episode of this […]
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May 5, 2020
The below was published in Shuddhashar magazine, Blasphemy issue, 1 May In a quarter of the world’s countries and territories, people are legally killed, imprisoned or persecuted for blasphemy and apostasy. It is astonishing that in the 21 Century, thought, and opinion are still criminalised in this way. The argument for blasphemy laws is that […]
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April 28, 2020
On 25th April 2020 at 6:00pm (BST) Fay Rahman livestreamed a Pre-Iftaar Mukbang: a fast-defying “eat-in” in conjunction with Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB). The “eat-in” was organised in solidarity with those who are punished for eating and drinking during Ramadan with floggings, beatings and imprisonment. This action is particularly important given that many […]
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April 22, 2020
On 25th April 2020 at 6:00pm (BST) Fay Rahman is livestreaming a Pre-Iftaar Mukbang: a fast-defying feast in conjunction with Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB). The feast is in solidarity with those who are punished for eating and drinking during Ramadan with floggings, beatings and imprisonment. We would like to also stress the importance […]
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April 14, 2020
A three-hour online protest took place on 4 April reaching out to thousands on social media to highlight the urgent plight of Soheil Arabi in prison in Iran since 2013. Arabi was initially sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet.” He was eventually acquitted of this charge and his sentence reduced on appeal to seven […]
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April 13, 2020
Join Urgent Online Solidarity Protest to Save Soheil Arabi’s Life Via Livestream on Youtube 14 April 2020 3:00-6:00pm London time/6:30-9:30pm Tehran time Iranian atheist, activist and blogger Soheil Arabi has resumed his hunger strike on April 4 in protest to the Iranian regime’s denial of medical care and leave during the Coronavirus epidemic, inhuman prison conditions […]
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April 6, 2020 Meet and Eat Social
Hi! I hope you are doing well and staying safe during these terrible times. Please be advised that much of CEMB’s meetings and support group sessions will now be online until further notice. You can see our upcoming events here. UPCOMING ONLINE MEET-UPS, 7:00-7:45pm London time April 21 with Youtuber and Comedian Veedu Vidz on […]
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March 22, 2020
On the second International Atheist Day, 23 March 2020, which was established in 2019 by a number of ex-Muslim and atheist organisations,  we call on families, communities and societies to end the heinous practice of shunning atheists, ex-Muslims and freethinkers. Shunning is akin to long-term psychological torture and a form of social death penalty. See […]
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March 21, 2020
For #InternationalWomenDay2020, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Born Free held a sold-out event on Apostasy, Shunning & Survival. It was an extraordinary and inspiring evening. The event was opened by MC Nahla Mahmoud and began with a screening of the stunning film: “No Longer Without You”, a documentary about a searing conversation about parenthood, […]
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