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Tag Archive: blasphemy

Jan 17 2013

Free Al-Baz now!

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged to learn about the arrest of Egyptian blogger and atheist Abdul Aziz Mohammed Al-Baz (also known as Ben Baz) in Kuwait for merely exercising his right to free expression, conscience and belief. He has been arrested since 2 January 2013 and charged with blasphemy. There will be a hearing on …

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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 20 2012

Doing the Taliban proud

The bad news is that a Pakistani court has sentenced 25 year old Hazrat Ali Shah to death for blaspheming against Mohammed and the Koran during a quarrel in his village in northern Pakistan in March 2011. Mother of five Asia Bibi also remains in prison whilst appealing her death sentence for ‘derogatory’ comments about …

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Oct 10 2012

DIY Blasphemy

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**** This is final blog for for the Day of Agreement marking the International Day against the Death Penalty: The first blog entry was dedicated to 14 year old Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban for demanding that girls go to school. This day is for her and the many like her who refuse and resist despite …

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Oct 10 2012

Nothing can appease the Islamists

Thanks to the counter-revolutionary Muslim Brotherhood and president Morsi, the charge of blasphemy is on the rise in Egypt, including against two children aged 8 and 9. Alber Saber, a 27-year-old computer science graduate, has also recently been charged with blasphemy. When an angry mob tried to break into their home after neighbours accused Saber of uploading sections …

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Oct 10 2012

Enough!

This is a guest post from the fantastic Sue Cox, Survivors Voice Europe for Day of Agreement to mark International Day against the Death Penalty: I reckon I would last about  ten minutes in the  morning with my “no dissent” day! I listened to the radio today and heard  some idiot spouting about the need …

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Oct 10 2012

Calling all blasphemers

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Blasphemy is an important form of resistance against the Islamic inquisition. Why not join me in your very own act of blasphemy? Mine (for now at least) is not so original but it’ll do very well: It’s a pineapple called Mohammad, courtesy of Reading University’s Atheist Group: Why not post yours or link to your favorite …

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Oct 10 2012

There is a need for blasphemy

In the recent BBC documentary on The Fatwa: Salman Rushdie’s Story, writer Hanif Kureishi says: Rushdie speaks in the book for Muslims. This is an extremely important book. He speaks for their doubts. He speaks the bits of them that they actually think and feel sometimes – do I really believe in all this stuff …

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Oct 10 2012

Honour the dissenters

The below is a guest post from the brilliant Algerian secularist, Marieme Helie Lucas, to mark Day of Agreement. It is a must read. In the past few weeks, in several countries, groups of citizens have openly taken a stand against Muslim fundamentalists, including armed ones. In Mali, on a number of occasions, citizens attempted …

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Oct 10 2012

It is possible not to cause offence

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*** This is my second blog entry for the Day of Agreement marking the International Day against the Death Penalty. The first blog entry was dedicated to 14 year old Malala Yousafzai who was shot by the Taliban for demanding that girls go to school. This day is for her and the many like her who refuse …

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Oct 10 2012

No-one is safe, not even 14 year olds

Yesterday, the Taliban critically wounded Malala Yousafzai, the lovely and brave 14 year old Pakistani girl, on her way home from school. Ihsanullah Ihsan, chief spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, said they targeted Yousafzai because she generated ‘negative propaganda’ and was the ’symbol of the infidels and obscenity’. If she survived, Ihsan said, the Taliban would …

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Oct 09 2012

All day blogathon to mark Day of Agreement

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I will be blogging every hour on the hour from 9.00am tomorrow morning until 6.00pm in opposition to blasphemy laws, censorship and the crushing of dissent. Join me on the Day of Agreement tomorrow by adding your voice to the innumerable fighting for the right to dissent from, criticise and renounce Islam…

Oct 07 2012

Day of Agreement

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All are calling on everyone to join the Day of Agreement. It’s quite easy to do. On 10 October, upload the day’s logo as your avatar on social media, Tweet #dayofagreement or try it with your colleagues, family and friends. You can also join our five …

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Jan 28 2012

Blasphemy is always good

I’ll be speaking at the Blasphemy, religious hatred, and human rights: Who speaks for the sacred? conference today Saturday at Conway Hall in London. My talk will focus on how accusations of blasphemy, offensive speech and ‘Islamophobia’ censor and restrict free speech, limit citizen rights, and aid and abet Islamism. With all that’s going on, …

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Nov 22 2011

She is… Blasphemy Day by Nesrine

Hassan Radwan just sent in the following translation – It’s not subtitled but this is my translation below – btw the narrator is Nesrin is a Lebanese member of CEMB and bornwithoutreligion is the woman in the video:

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