November 3, 2023
By Counselling Psychologist Dr Savin Bapir Tardy This report delves into the dynamics and experiences of participants in three monthly support groups. The support groups cater to individuals who have left Islam and are grappling with the challenges and transformations that come with such a departure. The report outlines the structure of these groups, highlights recurring themes in discussions, and explores the profound impact of the support groups on participants. Please be aware that, in order to maintain confidentiality, the subsequent report excludes any particular cases to safeguard the privacy of individuals participating in the group. Support group structure: A...
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September 21, 2023
Part 1, On Council of Ex-Muslims and One Law for All, Maryam Namazie’s Interview on WBAI Joy of Resistance, 21 September 2023
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March 13, 2023
Our spokesperson Jimmy Bangash appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Anti Social” to discuss Blasphemy Laws and Free Speech. Have a Listen
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February 27, 2023
Soheil Arabi Message From Prison This File is the translation from the Farsi version based on almost one hour of sound files Soheil has sent from prison. Translated by the Central Committee of Ex-Muslims in Scandinavia. February 2023   Hello? I wished to become a poem, I wished to become a poem, the most beautiful and most important poem in history, a poem that will be read forever, a poem that overcomes the darkness, like the stars that overcome the darkness, a poem that conquers the world, transforms and evolves. I wished to become a poem, the most beautiful and...
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August 31, 2022
Celebrating Dissent 2022 adopted resolutions in defence of Salman Rushdie, for an end to Germany’s Code 166 and for an International Day of Secularism or Laïcité. IN DEFENSE OF SALMAN RUSHDIE Celebrating Dissent 2022 condemns the violent attack on Salman Rushdie and stands in unequivocal solidarity with the brave writer. We are pleased to finally see support for Rushdie, rather than the usual vilification and victim blaming that comes after freethinkers are targeted by the Islamist movement. Whilst the attacker’s motives have not yet been revealed, his allegiance to the Islamic regime in Iran clearly links the attack to Khomeini’s...
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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. 2021 CAMPAIGNS/ACTIONS World Hijab Day, February CEMB’S new film WOMEN LEAVING ISLAM premiered on World Hijab Day as a challenge to Islam’s modesty culture. In this powerful film, six ex-Muslim women activists share their moving stories of growing up in Muslim families and Muslim-majority countries and...
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October 21, 2021
Updated 20 October 2021   INTRODUCTION These suggestions have been collated from many external sources that the author does not endorse and are primarily aimed at users that find themselves in need of greater security, privacy and anonymity for their electronic communications. The assumption is that your computer is running a version of MS Windows, but again the suggestions can apply to other operating systems or platforms that have similar software. There is no such thing as a 100% secure communication over an electronic medium such as the global internet or telephony network. Many of the suggestions here do provide...
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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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December 12, 2019
By Hassan Radwan I’m frequently approached online by those who have lost their faith and a question that almost always crops up in various forms is: How do you cope without religion? For those of us for whom religion gave them their meaning, comfort & guide in life’s ups and downs, loss of faith is a deeply distressing & terrifying feeling. So I want to share some thoughts that might help. Don’t panic. It’s OK to not have the answers to everything. Don’t feel you need to rush to fill the space religion had in your life. Take your time...
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