Tag Archive: Council of Ex-Muslims

Feb 28 2014

David Bleines Tribute

David Bleines died yesterday. Our most sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. David was a fine, kind and brave man. A secularist with a lively mind. He had once been a member of a cult and understood how hard it could be to break away from harmful beliefs and strike out without organisational …

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Sep 18 2013

Ex-Muslim Council 19 September Event

Just a reminder that we will be having a meetup for apostate asylum seekers and refugees followed by evening drinks with philosopher Arif Ahmed tomorrow 19 September from 6:30-8:00pm at The George on the Strand, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP. Entry is £3; £1 for unwaged, which can be paid at the door. All are …

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May 04 2013

International Imad Day


Since 22 year old Imad Iddine Habib founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco (the first public atheist organisation in a country with Islam as the state religion), he has received numerous threats. Morocco’s High Council of Ulemas (the highest government religious institution headed by the King) issued a fatwa decreeing the death penalty for …

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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 07 2012

Statement on adding ex-Muslim to the LSE Atheist, Secularist, and Humanist Society name

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) unequivocally supports the London School of Economics Student Union Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society’s decision to add ‘ex-Muslim’ to its name. This is a positive move that will give heightened visibility and a sense of belonging to ex-Muslims who are often not seen and not heard. Even if …

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Jul 11 2012

It is meant to shock and provoke

Here’s a video clip of my speech at the 5th anniversary of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. It is meant to shock and provoke! You can read the speech here.

Jul 03 2012

The courage to think

Over one hundred people joined the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s hugely successful 5th anniversary celebration luncheon in London on 23 June 2012. Guests heard from philosopher AC Grayling, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, comedian Kate Smurthwaite, writer Gita Sahgal, singer/songwriter Shelley Segal, dancer Maryam Freeflower, DV8 Physical Theatre Director Lloyd Newson, and poet Lilith. Magician …

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Jun 25 2012

An unnecessary provocation?

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s fifth anniversary celebration was absolutely fantastic. Here’s my speech. Thank you for joining us on the fifth anniversary of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB). People often ask why ex-Muslim? Is it not an unnecessary provocation? Provocation, yes, but unnecessary, no. Islamists tell us this all the time. …

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Jun 22 2012

Post your messages of support for Council of ex-Muslims here

Messages of support to mark 5th anniversary of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Final Updated 28 June 2012 As you know, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is celebrating its 5th anniversary on 23 June. We’re asking people to attend the fundraiser luncheon if they can, donate, and send messages of support to mark …

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Jun 18 2012

Why the ‘Ex’ in Ex-Muslims

The wonderful author, activist (and friend) Taslima Nasrin writes the following in her message to the Council of Ex-Muslims to mark its 5th anniversary: I congratulate British ex-Muslims for their bravery. Even though I do not consider myself an ex-Muslim because I was never really a Muslim or a believer, I feel close to Maryam Namazie …

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Jun 16 2012

CEMB is an organisation that must be defended

Dear friend You may have heard that Indonesian atheist Alex Aan has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for saying ‘There is no god’ on Facebook. The Council of Ex-Muslims condemns the sentence and demands that Alex be immediately and unconditionally released. He has done nothing wrong. Help us oppose his …

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Jan 09 2012

Good thing prayers don’t work

I get a lot of interesting emails to say the least. I don’t usually answer them or post them but I thought some of you at least could use a good laugh. Here’s one from ‘an enemy of the ex-Muslim Council’: In the name of God the most gracious the most merciful, and peace and …

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Dec 04 2011

This is not anti-Muslim!

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