February 11, 2019
23 March 2019, 18:00 for 18:30 start until 21:30 to celebrate the first ever International Atheist Day Holborn, Central London Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain will celebrate the first ever International Atheist Day with a panel discussion of ex-Muslim women speaking out, namely Poet Halima Salat, Activist Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, CEMB Spokespersons Maryam Namazie and Sadia Hameed, Ex-Muslim YouTuber Mimzy Vidz and Faithless Hijabi Founder Zara Kay. Singer/Songwriter Shelley Segal will perform her new songs and there will be an art exhibition by Samint and CEMB’s 2019 Awards as well Coming Out Ceremonies. Nahla Mahmoud will MC the event. Tickets...
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February 11, 2019
On 8 March International Women’s Day Protest, join #WomenAgainstAllah #WomenAgainstGod #WomenAgainstReligions #WomenAgainstQuran #WomenAgainstSharia #NotHalfAMan #NoShame FARSI زنان_علیه_الله# زنان_علیه_خدا# زنان_علیه_مذاهب# زنان_علیه_قرآن# زنان_علیه_شریعت# نیمی_از_مرد_نیستم# بدون_شرم# TURKISH #AllahaKarşıKadınlar #TanrıyaKarşıKadınlar #DinlereKarşıKadınlar #KuranaKarşıKadınlar #ŞeriataKarşıKadınlar #ErkeğinYarısıDeğil #AyıpDeğil ARABIC نساء_ضد_الله# نساء_ضد_الإله# نساء_ضد_الأديان# نساء_ضد_القرآن# نساء_ضد_الشريعة# لست_نصف_رجل# لا_عار# URDU عورت_اللہ_کے_خلاف# عورت_خدا_کے_خلاف# عورت_مذہب_کے_خلاف# عورت_قرآن_کے_خلاف # عورت_شر یعت_کے_خلاف# عورت_آدھی_گوا ہی# عورت_ہونا_کوئی_شرمندگی_نہیں# BENGALI #আল্লাহর_বিপক্ষে_নারী #ঈশ্বরের_বিপক্ষে_নারী #ধর্মের_বিপক্ষে_নারী #কুরআনের_বিপক্ষে_নারী #শরিয়ার_বিপক্ষে_নারী #পুরুষের_অর্ধেক_নয় #কোন_লজ্জা_নয় FRENCH #FemmesContreAllah #FemmesContreDieu #FemmesContreLesReligions #FemmesContreLeCoran #FemmesContreSharia #PasunDemiHomme #PasdeHonte GERMAN #FrauenGegenAllah #FrauenGegenGott #FrauenGegenReligionen #FrauenGegenQuran #FrauenGegenSharia #NichtHalberMann #KeineSchande TAMIL #அல்லாஹ்வைஎதிர்க்கும்பெண்கள் #கடவுளைஎதிர்க்கும்பெண்கள் #மதங்களைஎதிர்க்கும்பெண்கள் #குர்ஆனைஎதிர்க்கும்பெண்கள் #ஷரியாவைஎதிர்க்கும்பெண்கள் #நாம்ஆணில்பாதிஅல்ல #வெட்கம்தேவையற்றது
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January 27, 2019 Photo of silhoutte with Love is not a crime text
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is horrified to learn that Chechnyan authorities have begun a new wave of attacks on LGBT. At least two people have been tortured to death since December 2018; another 40 are being detained and tortured as we speak. CEMB marched in Pride 2017 for the first time to highlight the plight of LGBT in countries and territories under Islamist control and in particular the harrowing roundup, detention and torture of LGBT people in Chechnya. At the time, its president Ramzan Kadyrov had expressed the desire to “eliminate” gay people “before the start of Ramadan.”...
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January 18, 2019 graphic of colourful hands with hearts and text seeking asulum is my right
Rahaf al-Qunun’s brave fight for protection from persecution ended happily with the Saudi teen’s arrival in Canada. The ex-Muslim who was fleeing her abusive family barricaded herself in her hotel room in Thailand and managed to reach safety despite her family and Saudi government’s attempts to return her to Saudi Arabia. Rahaf’s plight mobilised widespread support with countless groups and individuals demanding action by the Thai government and the UNHCR and cheering her on to safety. Unfortunately, Rahaf’s plight is a reality for countless ex-Muslims, atheists, women and LGBT fleeing Sharia or “honour”-related violence condoned by Islamic states and movements....
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December 20, 2018 Screenshot of Inclusive Mosque event notice
Inclusive Mosque Initiative has declined to join us in a friendly debate on women’s rights and Sharia. No surprise there. As you may know, prior to the 25 November International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism, they organised an event in response to ours before it had even taken place. They basically accused us of promoting a nationalist and western agenda because of our defence of secularism and universal rights. We asked them why they were so afraid of secularism. Following their event, which was full of misinformation, we invited them to a friendly debate on the issues. What better...
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December 14, 2018 Apostasy is not a crime graphic
Dear Friend We wanted to give you an update on the crucial work of Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain this past year, thank you for your support and ask for you to continue to help us, including by donating to our crucial work. Every bit helps and no amount is too small. If you are thinking of donating during the holiday period, CEMB is a great secular/non-religious option doing important work without religious conditions, dogma or proselytizing. Since it is nearing the end of 2018, we would like to tell you some of the highlights of the year that couldn’t...
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November 30, 2018
See this Press Release online. The 25 November International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism in London celebrated the 10th anniversary of the founding of the One Law for All campaign in the UK. The conference was a landmark event in the fight against all forms of fascism and in defence of universal rights and secularism with leading activists in the fight against the far-Right – including religious fundamentalisms of all stripes – from 24 countries and the Diaspora, including Algeria, Bangladesh, Europe, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kurdistan, Morocco, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia to Sudan, Tunisia and the United States....
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November 28, 2018
Resolution in support of Asia Bibi International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism 25 November 2018 The International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism unequivocally supports Asia Bibi’s right to asylum and protection in a safe country. We salute the political courage of the lawyer who defended Asia and the judges who ruled in favour of her acquittal in Pakistan. Their respect for human rights and justice for all, despite serious risks to their lives, is commendable. Whilst Asia Bibi has been released on appeal in November 2018 after 8 years on death row, her life is in danger and...
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November 28, 2018
Manifesto on Women and Secularism International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism 25 November 2018, London   Today, far-Right movements, including religious fundamentalisms, are seizing power and on the rise in both democratic and authoritarian states. Even in more secularised societies, religious organisations have gained power because they have been considered valuable allies – to provide services as the state shrinks, to oppose radical social justice movements, as part of counter-terror strategies and post conflict ‘stabilisation,’ and as part of the privatisation of law. From development banks to Western aid and human rights organisations, fundamentalists, particularly Islamists, have been promoted in the name of minority and religious rights. The growth...
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November 19, 2018 Secular Conference poster
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is organising “Beyond the Promise of Secularism” in response to our 25 November International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism. Their event will apparently explore what they say are “western preoccupations with ‘Sharia Law’, Hijabs, and segregation” and “look at the ways Islam is pitted against ‘secularism’ in the name of women’s rights, equality and democracy, and … utilised and weaponised by the State against Muslim communities and other minorities to promote nationalist narratives.” Given the Inclusive Mosque’s confusions, I hope our conference and its 38 speakers from 24 countries and the Diaspora, may assist them...
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