October 21, 2021
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July 1, 2021
The ex-Muslim movement seeks to challenge apostasy in Islam, Toronto Sun, 1 July 2021
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May 25, 2021
How free is free speech for #exMuslims? How did family and friends react? What is biggest challenge? Benjamin Jones, doctoral researcher at Warwick University, wants to know. If you an ex-Muslim living in the UK, and would like to take part, please contact him at Benjamin.Jones.1@warwick.ac.uk. Any ex-Muslim over the age of 18 is welcome to take part. Interviews will last roughly one hour, and will take place online (or via email, if preferred). Questions will consider your experiences, beliefs, activism (if applicable) and priorities. All participants will be given pseudonyms in the final research, so participants’ real names will...
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April 27, 2021
Two people have been sentenced to death on blasphemy charges and are being held in Arak. Yousef Mehrdad of Ardabil has been named as one of the two, although the identity of the other remains unknown. Yousef Mehrdad is facing other charges, including insulting Iranian leaders and acting against national security. According to Narges Mohammadi, vice president of the Defenders of Human Rights Center, Mehrad has three small children. He has been unable to contact his family for eight months, according to her Instagram message. The second chapter of Iran’s Penal Code, Book 5, includes insulting sacred religious beliefs. Article...
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April 27, 2021
When Women Leave Islam: With Maryam Namazie, Secular Jihadists, 27 April 2021
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February 27, 2021
Prey, review by Maryam Namazie, Evening Standard, 27 February 2021 In her new book , the Somali-born critic of Islam appears more concerned with defending the criminalisation of migration than finding solutions to end the rise in sexual violence against women in the UK and Europe, says Maryam Namazie Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born critic of Islam and Islamism. In 2004, she became known internationally after Dutch director Theo van Gogh was murdered for a short film she had written called Submission on women’s subservient status in Islam. The Islamist who murdered him, threatened that she would be next....
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February 17, 2021
In Defence of French Secularism: Maryam Namazie, Byline TV, 16 February 2021
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January 27, 2021
Women Leaving Islam, a new film by CEMB, premiered on 1 February as a challenge to #WorldHijabDay and religious modesty rules. You can watch the film here. In this powerful film, six ex-Muslim women activists share their moving stories of growing up in Muslim families and Muslim-majority countries and the violence, loss and shunning they faced because of their apostasy. The women talk about everything from tearing their hijab on door handles as a child, wearing a burkini on a beach in Italy, wanting to scream their atheism in Mecca during Hajj, losing custody of a child after a husband’s...
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November 19, 2020
Ali Malik speaks to Maryam Namazie about the ex-Muslim movement, how it started, its aims and its impact on the human right to apostasy and blasphemy.
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November 19, 2020
Maryam Namazie, The Origins Podcast, 19 November 2020 Lawrence Krauss joins human rights activist Maryam Namazie at her office in London to discuss her work with The Council of Ex-Muslims, the rise of fascism in the west, blasphemy, “safe spaces”, Muslim profiling and much more.
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