August 31, 2011
Lloyd Newson’s latest work, Can We Talk About This? deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam. The production premiered in August 2011 at Sydney Opera House, and will be followed by an international tour. From the 1989 book burnings of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, to the murder of filmmaker Theo Van Gogh and the controversy of the ‘Muhammad cartoons’ in 2005, DV8’s production will examine how these events have reflected and influenced multicultural policies, press freedom and artistic censorship. In the follow up to the critically acclaimed To Be Straight With You, this documentary-style dance-theatre production is based...
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August 9, 2011
CEMB responds to refusal of charity status and Charities Commission if restrictions are for secular and atheist groups and not religious ones: Download: (PDF / Word)
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August 9, 2011
Below is a letter sent from the Charity Commission giving reasons for their refusal of CEMB's request for charitable status: Download: (PDF / Word)
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February 17, 2011
Channel 4’s Dispatches: Lessons in Hate and Violence on Islamic schools in Britain confirms the urgency of addressing the question of faith schools. Whilst the teachings of hatred in these schools are not surprising, it is nothing short of scandalous that vulnerable children are left to the mercy of Islamists despite years of evidence of abuse and violations of child safety and protection rules. Religion in general, and Islam more so because of the rise of Islamism, will indoctrinate children – often violently. What is being taught at the schools profiled in the programme is what some of our members...
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January 21, 2011
Emergency Call The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) needs your support! An ex-Muslim from Birmingham writes: “I’ve discarded Islam and I want to be with others like me in the effort to break the taboo associated with leaving Islam. This organisation is significant because it represents one of the most difficult things I must deal with in my life, and is the only effort in the UK to tackle the hardships of those in much worse situations than I.” Another ex-Muslim woman from the UK writes: “After 20 years of Islam, I finally gave up the prison for my...
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January 20, 2011
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain considers Baroness Warsi’s recent comments about Islamophobia as an attempt to stigmatise critical scrutiny of Islam and stifle genuine debate. All religions should be scrutinised and do not deserve special treatment over any other beliefs, ideas or philosophies. Of course the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain strongly condemns all forms of racism, bigotry and violence, however we utterly reject any attempt to conflate these issues with valid criticism and debate about Islam and Islamism.
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December 12, 2010
The conference condemns the charges of blasphemy and insulting Islam against Asia Bibi in Pakistan, of criticising religions and promoting atheism against Waleed Al-Husseni by the Palestinian authority, of apostasy against Syed Mosa in Afghanistan and in Iran sentences of death for charges of moharebeh (enmity against God) against at least 10 people. Criticising religion is not a crime let alone worthy of the death penalty. This conference demands that the sentences be rescinded, that they be immediately and unconditionally released and that blasphemy and apostasy laws be abolished everywhere.
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December 12, 2010
Video footage from the event. To mark International Human Rights Day on December 11th, One Law for All held an all day conference on Apostasy, Sharia Law and Human Rights at Conway Hall, London. As well as discussions on multiculturalism and its pitfalls, the challenges for ex-Muslims and apostates both within and outside of Europe, and the experiences of ex-Muslims here in Britain; the urgent cases of Pakistani Asia Bibi – who has received a death sentence for blasphemy, Palestinian Waleed Al-Husseini – arrested for criticising Islam, and campaigners in Iran charged with ‘enmity against God’, were highlighted. The conference...
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November 13, 2010
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain unequivocally condemns the death sentence passed by Pakistan on a Christian woman, Asia Bibi, a 45-year-old mother-of-five for what they claim to be blasphemy against Islam. Regardless of whether the charge has any truth to it or not, criticising religion is not a crime let alone worthy of the death penalty. The Council of Ex-Muslims demands the immediate and unconditional release of Asia Bibi.
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November 11, 2010
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain condemns the arrest of the Palestinian internet blogger Waleed Al-Husseini by the Palestinian Authority for exercising his right to free speech. The Palestinian News Agency – Maan – confirmed on 7 November the arrest of 26 year-old Waleed who they only name by the initials W. H. in the West Bank city of Qalqilya claiming he has been criticizing religions and promoting atheism and has claimed Divinity on his Blog and on his Facebook page which has now been shut down. Waleed’s arrest is a complete violation of freedom of belief and conscience and...
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