Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is calling on ex-Muslims across the world to send us 15-20 second mobile phone videos of themselves speaking about the dangers they face, their demand to be free to believe in and live as they choose, and any messages to those that wish to silence them.
Particularly for those living in countries where apostasy is considered a prosecutable offence, ex-Muslims can send us messages anonymously, covering their faces and even changing their voices, so as to ensure their safety when the videos are made public.
Join the scream.
On July 5, 2016 a number of ex-Muslims from Bangladesh, Britain, Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan and Syria converged on Kings Cross for a flash "dance" in support of freethinkers and "apostates" across the globe. On their faces and chests, they had written of "Ex-Muslim", "Kafir", "Atheist", "Migrant", "Refugee", and "Apostate".
They danced to Shaggy's "I Need Your Love"** in support of all those who are isolated, intimidated, harassed, and even killed for leaving Islam or thinking freely.
They also danced in memory of Adel Al-Jaf, a young Iraqi dancer, who was killed the day before in a mass suicide bombing in Iraq with over 200 others. He had to dance in secret; they danced for him and all those who cannot dance, think, live and love in public.
The following piece was published in The Freethinker on 21 June 2016.
On June, 24, 2016, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is calling for a day to defy fasting rules in solidarity with those who face persecution for eating during fasting hours in Ramadan.
We will be having an “eat-in” at various embassies in London, including the Bangladeshi, Egyptian, Iranian, Moroccan, Pakistani and Saudi embassies. We are also calling on people worldwide to upload images of themselves on social media violating fasting rules using the following hashtags:
This type of fast-defiance in public every Ramadan has been spearheaded by the Algerian dejeuners and Mouvement alternatif pour les libertés individuelles in Morocco for some years now. It’s a challenge to the Islamists and their imposition of religious rules on everyone despite personal preferences.