Tag Archive: ex-muslim

May 19 2014

Sudan apostasy case, New Report: Evangelising Hate – Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA); ex-Muslims internationally

Dear friend I am writing to give you an update of the work of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, including a new report on the hate group Islamic Education and Research Academy, and also ask for your help in defending an “apostate” facing death in Sudan. Sudan apostasy case The Council of Ex-Muslims of …

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May 11 2014

Fear, Fitnah and Freedom

Here’s a video of an interview Seth Andrews of the Thinking Atheist did with me when we were at the American Atheists Convention in Utah. Take a look:

Jan 22 2014

Support ex-Muslim atheist Nasir Irshad! He must be granted asylum in the UK

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is pleased that an Afghan atheist recently gained asylum and protection in Britain for his atheism. Whilst this is being hailed as the first case of its kind, the CEMB has worked on countless asylum cases over the past several years with a rising number securing asylum based on …

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Oct 22 2013

Ex-Muslims of North America has formed


Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) Press Release October 22, 2013 Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) exists to build a community and provide a sense of solidarity for Ex-Muslims: people who used to identify as Muslim, and who no longer do so. We cater exclusively to the needs of Ex-Muslim atheists, agnostics, skeptics, humanists, and freethinkers. …

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Oct 02 2013

Kafir Comedy Club

kafir comedy club

Hold this date all Kafir Comedy Club 29 November 2013 @ 7-9 PM Hosted by DJ Zee Jay & Maha Open mic comedy for interested kuffar starts at 8 pm. Look, we know it’s not easy defending yourself constantly against a religious mob. So take a break from the Facebook forums and let out the …

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Sep 28 2013

Statement on the takfir campaign against activist Nahla Mahmoud

Nahla Mahmoud MCU

Below is a statement by several Sudanese rights activists against Salah Al Bandar’s takfir campaign against Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain spokesperson Nahla Mahmoud. Takfir is an originally Arabic word that literally means pronouncement of unbelief against someone; it is similar to the ecclesiastical concept of ‘excommunication’. Takfir in Islam is a justification for capital punishment. Drawing on …

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Sep 20 2013

Remembering Irtaza


Here’s my tribute to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s young member and activist Irtaza Hussain who tragically committed suicide on 11 September. I gave it at last night’s evening drinks event with philosopher Arif Ahmed: Irtaza was an active member of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. In his membership statement he wrote: “Islam …

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Sep 04 2013

Update on the threats against Nahla Mahmoud

SOAT members against board of trustees

As you know, following an interview on Channel 4 on Sharia law, Islamists threatened Sudanese secular campaigner and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Spokesperson Nahla Mahmoud with death, calling her a “Kafira” and “Murtada” who has offended Islam and brought “fitnah”. One of those making the threats was Salah al Bandar (or Salah al Bander) who has until recently …

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Jun 14 2013

Join Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s 6th Anniversary celebrations

The sixth anniversary of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is being held tomorrow on 15 June 2013 at 12:00pm for a 12:30pm start at an Italian restaurant in central London. The keynote speaker will be writer Kenan Malik. Other speakers and acts include Magician Neil Edwards, Centre for Secular Space’s Executive Director Gita Sahgal, …

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Jun 13 2013

Rim Razek must be granted asylum in the US


Updated: 13 June Today is the last day of Rim’s campaign. Donate now. Here’s a blog post from “Between a veil and a dark place” on why you should. **** Rim Razek writes to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain: I was born in Egypt. I come from a strictly religious background; most members of …

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May 01 2013

You better not touch him


The last email the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain received from 22 year old Imad Iddine Habib, the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco (the first atheist organisation in a country with Islam as a state religion), spoke of more threats and a final warning from the Moroccan government. In the email, he …

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Apr 15 2013

Defend Bangladeshi Bloggers, Events, Ex-Muslims in Morocco and More


Hello We are writing to give you an update on some important actions and events. 25 APRIL: INTERNATIONAL DAY TO DEFEND BANGLADESHI BLOGGERS The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and others have called for 25 April to be an international day to defend Bangladesh’s bloggers and activists. Please spread the word, sign this petition today, …

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Mar 18 2013

A few calls for help


Protest executions in Iran Kamil Alboshoka, a human geography student at Kingston University has asked that I publicise his campaign to defend 5 Ahwazi Arabs facing execution in Iran, including members of his family and friends.  Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, and teachers Hashem Sha’bani Amouri, and Hadi Rashidi (or Rashedi) are charged with “enmity …

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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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Dec 05 2012

Ex-Muslim Events, Poster Competition, International Apostasy Report and more

Dear friend UPCOMING EVENTS The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has a number of events and meetings planned in the next few weeks. On 11 December 2012 we are having end-year drinks for our members and supporters with philosopher A C Grayling from 18:30-20:00 hours in central London. Email [email protected] to RSVP. Entry is …

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Nov 23 2012

Atheists and Islam

Here’s an article published in the Economist on Atheists and Islam. Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s activist Nahla Mahmoud was interviewed on our behalf. Read the article here.

Aug 18 2012

Ex-Muslim Women Coffee Morning

Ex-Muslim Women’s Coffee Morning The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is organising a second meet-up for ex-Muslim women after the summer term to provide a safe space for meeting like-minded friends and discussing concerns. The second meet-up will be held on Friday 7 September from 11:30am-1pm in central London. If you would like to join …

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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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Nov 20 2011

Screams against Islamism

‘I will be celebrating my 27th birthday in a few days and as I enter into a new year of my life, I think it is time to renounce religion openly…The CEMB is doing a great job by providing a forum for Ex-Muslims and taking a stand against the brutality of this religion.’ – Hassan …

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