February 14, 2018
Dear Right Hon Amber Rudd, MP, The Independent Review on Sharia: Sharia Laws are part of the extremist threat and not a solution As black and minority women and human rights campaigners, we voice our dismay at the outcome of the inde pendent review on Sharia laws commissioned by the government in 2016. Although the government has rejected formal recognition (through regulation), the way has been left open for the Sharia courts to continue to exist in a no-man’s land where they continue to produce discriminatory parallel laws while posing as an acceptable alternative dispute mechanism. Now they will be strengthened by...
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February 1, 2018
The Council of Ex Muslims of Britain (CEMB) was protesting against World Hijab Day outside the Iranian embassy on the Wednesday 31st January 2018. World hijab Day takes place every year on the 1st February and countless non-Muslim women don the hijab, without knowing or caring what is stands for. However, during the current protests in Iran, countless brave and fearless women in Iran are tearing off this symbol of oppression and there has been complete silence from western feminists. Vida Movahed has become the iconic image of the current movement, in revolt of the mandatory hijab laws of Iran,...
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December 1, 2017
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November 27, 2017
Dear friend End-Year drinks We hope you will be able to join Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) for an end-year celebration on Sunday 10 December 2017 from 2-6pm near London Kings Cross. Speakers will include Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell, CEMB spokespersons Maryam Namazie and Sadia Hameed, Morrocan Ex-Muslim Council Founder Imad Iddine Habib and Jordanian atheist Mohammed AlKhadra, amongst others. There will be music by DJ Zee Jay, dancing, comedy by Kate Smurthwaite and more. It will be a fun, relaxing afternoon with CEMB friends and activists. Tickets are £25, including a drink and appetisers. The event is...
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November 25, 2017
To mark 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ex-Muslims from CEMB, Atheist Republic, Ex-Muslims of Jordan, Muslimish and other groups called for the rejection of verse 4:34 in the Quran which promotes violence against women. There is no place for inciting violence against women even if it is based on religious text. The Quran is no exception. Religiously sanctioned violence against women is still violence against women. Say No to Quran 4:34. #Quran434NoMore Reject this verse.  
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November 20, 2017
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany held a successful 10th anniversary celebration in collaboration with and Giordano Bruno Society on 17 November 2017 in Cologne, Germany. A video commemorating ten years can be seen below as can photos of the event. Speakers included German Council founders Mina Ahadi and Arzu Toker, Michael Schmidt-Salomon of Giordano Bruno Stiftung, CEMB spokesperson Maryam Namazie, Saudi ex-Muslim Rana Ahmed, contemporary dancer Atoosa Farahmand and Iranian musician Shahin Najafi.
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October 4, 2017
International Blasphemy Day has just past. Watch this inspiring video made by ex-Muslims in various countries: The Future Belongs to Blasphemers. Also see the world’s first group bodypaint captured by both ground and drone in solidarity with ex-Muslims. Some will ask why we must celebrate blasphemy when it is “hurtful” and “offends”. The answer is simple: Because people can be killed for blaspheming and human life is more important than hurt sensibilities and offence. As the Jordanian atheist, Mohammed Al Khadra said at the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history, “Where are your priorities? While we die, you are all...
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October 4, 2017
UPDATE: Good news! Karrar has been released from detention. Thanks to everyone who advocated on his behalf. Here is a message from Karrar himself: ***** Karrar Al Asfoor (Karrar Hamza, number 550) is an atheist from Najaf, Iraq who has been  active with Arab Atheists and the Forum for Humanitarian Dialogue , a Facebook discussion group of 44,000 members that promotes the right to freedom of belief and expression in the Middle East and North Africa. Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and other ex-Muslim organisations have worked with Karrar for several years, including around Facebook’s censorship of Arab atheist pages....
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October 2, 2017
Created as a finale to the groundbreaking International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression, the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history, this is the world’s first group bodypaint captured by both ground and drone. Conceived by award-winning bodypainter Victoria Gugenheim in support of and solidarity with ex-Muslims and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB).
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October 2, 2017
A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to remind you that many of the most radical thinkers and reformists in past eras were blasphemers against the established order of their day. Galileo who rewrote our place in the universe, Darwin who rewrote our place amongst our animal family. Even a religious figure such as Mohammed caused offence when he blasphemed against the...
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