March 22, 2022
Soheil Arabi and Maryam Namazie live on a special #AtheistDay programme of Ex-Muslims of Scandinavia with hosts Atieh Niknafas and Milad Resaeimanesh at 9:00am UK time, 10:00am CET, 12:30pm Tehran time. In Persian. لینک Facebook لینک YouTube در ویژه برنامه نهاد اکس مسلم اسکاندیناوی به مناسبت روز جهانی آتئیست شرکت کنید. با حضور: مریم نمازی سهیل عربی گردانندگان: عطیه نیک نفس میلاد رسایی منش زمان: چهارشنبه، ۲۳ مارس ۳ فروردین ۱۰:۰۰ صبح اروپا مرکزی ۱۲:۳۰ تهران
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March 17, 2022
Nazanin Is Free, FiLiA, 17 March 2022 With the news that Nazanin is home, we at FiLiA wish to start by offering our love and solidarity to Nazanin, Richard, Gabriella and their family. We also welcome Anoosheh Ashoori and send love to his daughter Elika Ashoori and family. Since reports first started circling that Nazanin and Annosheh were at the airport in Tehran we were on tenterhooks waiting for the news that they had arrived safely home. To know that they are back – it’s hard to find the words to describe. Last year when Richard’s hunger strike began –...
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March 6, 2022
Photo of Maryam Namazie ‘Your women are a tilth for you so go to your tilth as ye will.’  – Quran, Surah 223, The Cow Tilth hay* so you have your share.  – Woman’s Quran, Surah 223, The Donkey *Donkeys ideally should have a diet consisting of straw or hay. #WomansQuran #IWD2022 #Woman #Iran #IShitOnIslam You can download the Woman’s Quran here. It’s blank because there is nothing good in Islam for women. ‎زنان كشتزار شما هستند ‎قرآن سوره بقره آيه ٢٢٣- زرشک ‎يونجه بكار خودتم بی نصيب نمونی ‎قرآن زنان سوره حمار آيه ٢٢٣- ‎آيه داريم دوتا دوتا سه...
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March 4, 2022
In the 1960s, feminists threw items of women’s oppression into a “freedom bin” as protest. On 8 March, International Women’s Day, we throw our hijabs in the “freedom bin” and burn them. The hijab, a tool to suppress women and girls, belongs in the dustbins of history… در دهه ۶۰ میلادی، فمینیست ها اقلامی را که آنها را تحت ستم قرار می داد را به اعتراض در “سطل رهایی” می انداختند. ‎ ما در ۸ مارس حجاب خود که ابزار سرکوب زنان و دختران است را به آتش می کشیم و در “سطل رهایی” می اندازیم. جای حجاب در زباله...
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January 28, 2022
‘Hijab Day is like FGM or Breast-Ironing Day: a celebration of misogyny and sexism.’ – Maryam Namazie ‘Human beings are worthy of respect but not all beliefs must be respected.’ – Maryam Namazie, 1998 ‘The chador and burqa are like a mobile prison and body bag… Why should women’s bodies, rights and lives be restricted because religion, a husband or the regressive imam down the street demand it?’ – Maryam Namazie, 2007 ‘Take away all the pressure, intimidation and threats and you will see how many remain veiled.’ – Maryam Namazie, 2007 ‘Are we really expected to respect a belief...
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January 23, 2022
On January 19, 2022 Aneeqa Ateeq, a 26-year old Muslim woman has been sentenced to death for blasphemy by Judge Adnan Mushtaq under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code, according to the Pakistani newspaper, Dawn. All charges of blasphemy have been denied by Aneeqa. The accused claims that a Pakistani male had lodged a false complaint as she declined his request to befriend her.  According to a report in The Guardian, Aneeqa met her accuser online in a mobile gaming app, back in 2019. Conversation then transitioned to the messaging app WhatsApp where her accuser claims Aneeqa made blasphemous...
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January 10, 2022
Aneesh, an ex-Muslim atheist and rational thinker from Tamil Nadu, was arrested by officers from Kuniamuthur Police Station (B14), Coimbatore on 29th December 2021 for posting memes about Islam. The next day police presented him to the courts and filed blasphemy charges against him. His bail applications were rejected twice within a week. It is highly likely that his arrest was incited and influenced by Islamists who have openly threatened him on social media. Prior to his arrest, Aneesh lived with his wife and 3-year-old daughter. Now his life has been endangered by this arrest since his identity and whereabouts have...
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December 22, 2021
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) was formed to break the taboo that comes with leaving Islam, highlight the plight of ex-Muslims, and challenge Sharia, apostasy and blasphemy laws. CEMB stands against all forms of bigotry, xenophobia, racism and extremism and unequivocally defends reason, freedom of conscience and expression, equality, universal rights and secularism. 2023 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR LAICITE For the first time in France, an international conference brought together defenders of Laicite from around the world on December 8 and 9, 2023 at Paris City Hall. The conference was co-organised by the Association Laïques Sans Frontières (LSF) and the...
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December 20, 2021
Women stage global fast to pressure UK to bring Nazanin Zagari-Ratcliffe home. CEMB Spokesperson Maryam Namazie and FILIA CEO Lisa-Marie Taylor launched #Women4Nazanin Solidarity Action by starting a 24-hour fasting relay on 20 December. So far, over 750 women have registered to hunger strike for a day until Nazanin is free. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is a British-Iranian woman taken hostage by the Islamic regime of Iran for over five years now. Maryam Namazie says: Hostage-taking is a human rights issue and not merely an issue of debts due Iran from the British government. Many governments have debts; only the Iranian regime...
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November 23, 2021
Soheil Arabi, an Iranian atheist initially sentenced to death in 2013 for ‘insulting the Prophet of Islam’ in Facebook posts, has been released after eight years in prison. He has been internally exiled for two years and is in need of an operation and urgent medical care due to the torture he faced in prison. In October, CEMB and others organised an International Soheil Day to stand with him and demand his release. CEMB thanks all those who campaigned on his behalf. We are still collecting solidarity postcards for Soheil and his mother Farangis Mazloum. #FreeSoheil #SoheilDay #SoheilArabi #سهیل_عربی #روز_سهیل  
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