Tag Archive: apostasy

May 28 2014

برنامه نان و گل سرخ در مورد ارتداد

در برنامه اين هفته ما در مورد ارتداد و ترک اسلام صحبت مى کنيم مى توانيد برنامه فارسى زبان را اينجا ببينيد

May 27 2014

Bread and Roses: On Apostasy

See this week’s Bread and Roses TV programme in English on the issue of apostasy and the execution sentence of Mariam Yahya Ibrahim in Sudan. In this week’s programme, I speak with Nahla Mahmoud, Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. The Persian programme will be broadcast via New Channel TV tomorrow and will be …

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May 19 2014

Urgent Action: Mariam Yahya Ibrahim must be freed immediately

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged to learn of Mariam Yahya Ibrahim’s death sentence in Sudan for apostasy. The heavily pregnant Mariam has also been charged with adultery and imprisoned with her toddler.  She and her husband are Christian but the judge insists she is Muslim. Mariam is not the first to be charged …

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Apr 20 2014

They kill atheists and we are deemed terrorists!


Here is my opening statement on the International Atheism panel with Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar and Cristina Rad at AACon2014: Punishing apostates is a long-standing and fundamental feature of all major religions. Islam is no different except that Islamism – an extreme Right movement with Islam as its banner – is this era’s inquisition and totalitarianism. …

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Nov 26 2013

New Report: Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Atheist Alliance International have just published a new report on the Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam with the support of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science UK. The report examines sources for laws that prohibit apostasy from Islam, reviews legislation and government policies …

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Jul 03 2013

Apostasy and Islam: Support Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain

Dear friend For the past six years, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has been a “beacon of hope” for many. As the first organisation of its kind, the CEMB has been established to break the taboo that comes with leaving Islam; highlight the problems ex-Muslims face; provide a network for support; raise awareness; and campaign …

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Apr 23 2013

Leaving Islam is not a crime


Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Press Release Morocco’s High Council of Ulemas (the highest government religious institution headed by the King) has issued a fatwa decreeing the death penalty for Moroccans who leave Islam. Currently, under Morocco’s penal code, those who impede or prevent worship face imprisonment and fines. An attack on apostates is clearly …

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Feb 27 2013

We can’t leave Islam? Watch us!


I was at Birmingham University yesterday speaking on apostasy and freedom of conscience for the Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society’s Reason Week. We had an excellent discussion. Of course, there had been complaints about my speaking there (yes it is very controversial to defend the rights of apostates not to die!). The Society was even …

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Jan 09 2013

We need your urgent support in 2013

Dear friend The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy New Year! In the past year, in which we celebrated our 5th anniversary, we continued to challenge religious identity politics and Islamism, defend free expression of Muslims and Ex-Muslims alike, oppose blasphemy and apostasy laws, …

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Dec 31 2012

In Defence of Raif Badawi, Turki Al-Hamad and Hamza Kashgari

See the latest video from the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s Webforum Admin on the recent cases of apostasy and blasphemy in Saudi Arabia:

Nov 29 2011

Rest easy – Koran says not to kill apostates

See this video by ‘Let the Quran Speak‘ in response to my assertion that Sharia law demands the death penalty for apostates. It’s not true says the Islamic ‘scholar.’

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