May 31, 2020
See segment of Muslimish event on Roadmap to abolishing blasphemy laws with Maryam Namazie chaired by Muslimish’s Wissam Charafeddine on 31 May Other speakers include: Ibrahim Abdallah, National Organizer, Muslimish Nicolas Little, Legal Director, Center For Inquiry Ken Grunow, Amnesty International USA, Legislative Coordinator for Michigan Geraldine Grunow, Amnesty International USA, Local Group Coordinator Watch full event here.
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May 19, 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our London meet-ups will now be online until further notice. The meet-ups will be livestreamed via Youtube or Facebook. Here is Youtube Link. You will also be able to see it on Facebook live here. 19 May, 7:00-8:00pm, ONLINE Join us for our monthly meet-up on Apostasy and Asylum with Ana Gonzalez. Meet-ups are run by Ali Malik. Ana Gonzalez is a solicitor and partner at Wilson Solicitors. She practises in immigration and asylum work, and has interests in human rights and European Law. Ana is an internationally recognised expert in gender and sexuality-based asylum...
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January 16, 2020
The below was first published on Centre for Women’s Justice website written by Maryam Namazie, joint prize winner of the Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Prize 2019. I started Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All more than a decade ago to publicly mobilise dissent against religious laws. An expression of “not in my name” and a challenge to the Quran, Islam and Islamism as the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of the emancipation of women, freethinkers and others (if I may “paraphrase” US Suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton)*. Having fled the Islamic regime in Iran – where there...
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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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December 11, 2019
Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, 11 December 2019
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December 6, 2019
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) was formed to break the taboo that comes with leaving Islam, highlight the plight of and support 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. 2019 SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE CEMB is now supporting around 600 ex-Muslims rather than 300 a month. 50% of our caseload are outside of the UK. 25% are ex-Muslim refugees and asylum seekers. 25% are British ex-Muslims. The majority of ex-Muslims who contact CEMB are...
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November 27, 2019
The hijab: “preventing common impositions” was published in Workers Liberty Solidarity in defence of banning child veiling on 27 November 2019. Maryam Namazie is an activist with the Council of Ex-Muslims and other secularist groups. On the issue of child veiling, a state ban on conspicuous religious symbols for children is an important defence of children’s rights. Children are not parental property Children are not the property of their parents. They are individuals with rights and bodily integrity. And just because their parents believe in child veiling or FGM and male circumcision doesn’t mean they should be automatically entitled to...
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November 15, 2019
See video footage of a discussion on apostasy from Islam, blasphemy and free expression with the brilliant Sarah Haider and Shabana Rehman in Oslo at an event organised by Ateistene and Human-Etisk Forbund Norway.
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November 7, 2019 ex-muslims council of britain, atheist, secular, atheism, humanism, Patreon, Patron, refuge, refugee, asylum, laws, apostate, blasphemer, accommodation, emergency accommodation, emergency, Islam, human rights, equality, freedom, freedom of speech, honour based violence, corrective rape, forced marriage, domestic abuse, mental health, suicide, hope, Patreon
You can now become a Council of Ex Muslims of Britain Patron which allows you to see behind the scenes during our campaigns along with other benefits depending on your chosen tier. We are s fundraising for safe emergency accommodation for our clients. CEMB is a support service for individuals who have left Islam (otherwise known as apostates and ex-Muslims). We also campaign against blasphemy and apostasy laws, rather we campaign for secularism and universal human rights. A 2017 report by U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) found that Blasphemy laws were found in 71 countries from all regions...
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October 29, 2019
The Rise of Ex Muslims: Maryam Namazie, Zara Kay, Armin Navabi, Atheists Assemble Video, 29 October 2019
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