February 25, 2016
TO SIGN ON TO THIS PETITION, CLICK HERE. We, the undersigned, are outraged to learn that forty state-run media outlets in Iran have raised $600,000 (£420,000) to add as bounty to Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on the writer Salman Rushdie, because of his novel The Satanic Verses. We condemn the Iranian regime, its fatwa and the added bounty. We stand with Salman Rushdie and the many Iranian freethinkers and writers languishing in prison, or facing the death penalty, for exercising their right to free expression and thought. The Iranian regime must face global condemnation for its incitement to murder. Moreover,...
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February 20, 2016
Please contact Facebook calling for an end to censorship of Arab ex-Muslim and freethinker pages or Tweet @Facebook. We are thousands of free thinkers and Ex-Muslims who lives in Middle East. We left the religion after a lot of research, but we still can’t announce this in our countries due to local laws and threat of extremists. We are exposed to the risk of death by beheading by Islamic Sharia fundamentalism. Social media is our only outlet to feel alive, get knowledge and hope in a better future. But Muslim fundamentalists and extremists didn’t leave us alone, and they created...
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February 3, 2016
Omar Makram, an ex-Muslim, vocal atheist and a critic of Islam from Egypt fled his home country due to the threats he faced. Despite the threats, the Swedish authorities have refused his application. Currently, the Swedish authorities seek to deport him back to Egypt were his freedom and perhaps even his life would be in danger. To further prove his convictions he had to resort to making a video where he renounced Islam by desecrating the Quran public for all the world to see. In Egypt, authorities use blasphemy law to crackdown on vocal atheists, critics of Islam and reformists...
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February 3, 2016
Brief abstract: This is the first English translation (by Hassan Radwan) of the book, “My Ordeal with the Quran Complete Full Version.” By Abbas Abdul Noor. The book has been in available Arabic on the internet for about ten years in PDF form. The first page identifies the text as a draft copy, indicating that it was not finalised for printing and it appears the book was refused publication in Egypt and other Arab countries, which is not unexpected given the difficulty of publishing critical commentary on the Qurʾān in such regions.  Beneath the words “Draft Copy,” it says: “Damanhur,...
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January 26, 2016
Hello NEW CASE STUDY: ISLAMISM ON CAMPUS The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has today published a case study on the Islamic Societies at Trinity College Dublin, Warwick University and Goldsmiths University where attempts were made to restrict or bar our spokesperson Maryam Namazie from speaking in 2015. The case study shows that the Islamic Societies at the three universities in question are clearly promoting Islamist values through hate preachers who condone Sharia Law, Islamic states, and the death penalty for apostasy. The study is only an example of a widespread problem – which is the normalisation and legitimisation...
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January 26, 2016
In 2016, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain will continue to highlight the cases of those languishing in prisons or on death row for apostasy or blasphemy, including: Abdulaziz Dauda, also known as Abdul  Inyass, an Islamic scholar sentenced to death in Nigeria for blasphemy for a lecture which was deemed to be blasphemous against Islam’s prophet. He was also jailed for 3 years for inciting public disturbance. Ashraf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet and artist who lives in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ for his poetry which the regime claims has questioned religion and spread atheism. Hesameddin...
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January 26, 2016
A CASE STUDY OF ISLAMISM ON CAMPUS: UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN, GOLDSMITHS, AND UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has today published a case study on the Islamic Societies at Trinity College Dublin, Warwick University and Goldsmiths University where attempts were made to restrict or bar our spokesperson Maryam Namazie from speaking in 2015. The case study shows that the Islamic Societies at the three universities in question are clearly promoting Islamist values through hate preachers who condone Sharia Law, Islamic states, and the death penalty for apostasy. The recent attempts at censorship on university campuses is...
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January 20, 2016
One the Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s end-year celebration was a huge success. Watch the event which included Philosopher AC Grayling, Secular Activist Aliyah Saleem, British Iraqi singer Alya Marquardt, Goldsmiths Atheist Society President Asher Fainman, Warwick Atheist Society President Benjamin David, London Black Atheist organiser Clive Aruede, Magician Neil Edwards, Bread and Roses TV Host Fariborz Pooya, Centre for Secular Space Gita Sahgal, Houzan Mahmoud of Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq, Founder of Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco Imad Iddine Habib, Comedian Kate Smurthwaite, London Black Atheist organiser Lola Tinubu, Libyan Women’s Rights Campaigner...
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January 9, 2016
Original published in Daily Mail on 9 January 2016 This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of human civilisation. In the aftermath of the killings, people across the world united to express their support for that essential liberty. Yet today, freedom of speech in British universities is under heavier assault than ever before. In this case, the weapon of destruction is not the barrel of a gun but the proclaimed desire...
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December 11, 2015
Dear friend We wanted to write and thank you for your support during this past year and ask that you donate to our organisation in order to help us continue our important work in 2016 and beyond. #EXMUSLIMBECAUSE As you well know, CEMB’s work is needed more than ever before. A campaign to defend the basic human right to leave and criticise Islam has trended on Twitter since we started it on 19 November. 120,000 Tweets of ex-Muslims from over 65 countries exploded on social media with hilarious, heart-breaking and inspiring stories of leaving Islam using #ExMuslimBecause. Find out more...
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