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  • Tommy Robinson is a reformed character, honest
    June 24, 2017
    Anyone know if what he said about the Birmingham mosque is legit?
  • To live as a Muslim or not
    June 24, 2017
    Been reading the thread intently. One question.So for you folks who got married. Just why though? Obviously question is for those who were consenting parties.
  • Taqqiyya
    June 24, 2017
    Quite seriously this is not the first time there was a foreign influence on Islamic trends. It's not surprising.
  • New Don in the SandLand or Saudi Arabia .
    June 24, 2017
    Your thread titles crack me up, yeezevee 
  • 13 killed in suicide attack on Quetta's Gulistan road
    June 24, 2017
    Poor souls, that's a lot of death that even someone following the news regularly may never hear about. Sadly, we live in a world where some lives don't matter.RIP everyone who lost their lives, I hope that the nightmare of those being frequently attac...
  • Taqqiyya
    June 24, 2017
    The far-right are now creating their own Islamic rulings, I see. Maybe they're right and we were all part of this taqiyyah global conspiracy without even realising it. I wonder what sort of genius it took to uncover this carefully hidden truth that eve...
  • Taqqiyya
    June 23, 2017
    Never heard the term taqqiyya before 2010.But I was brought up in a family where all kinds of islamic ideas were taught. Even shia ones. It was simpler times, all you had to do to be muslim was keep to the 5 pillars. However, the local mosques and pre...
  • Tommy Robinson is a reformed character, honest
    June 23, 2017
    A friend of mine posted this status on FBQuoteAppearance of extremist hate preacher Tommy Robinson on Good Morning Britain is an absolute disgrace.Giving a platform to a man who has routinely demonised, dehumanised and vilified Muslims for goodness...
  • To live as a Muslim or not
    June 23, 2017
    I cant be sure if kids did trigger my apostacy however my doubts started  about 6 months after becoming a father.It was the sun setting in the spring line that did it. I had heard that stuff when I was younger but it never registered with me, but this...
  • Random Islamic History Posts
    June 23, 2017
    Sarah Bowen Savant on Ibn Qutaybahhttp://www.libraryofarabicliterature.org/2017/sarah-savant-on-ibn-qutaybahs-probable-raison-detre-his-lack-of-humor-and-directions-for-future-study/

Freedom of Expression, NSS Newsline letter to editor, 25 January 2013

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Last week saw a victory for freedom of expression as the government finally capitulated and agreed to support reform to Section 5 of the Public Order Act. In the wake of such victories it serves us well to remember how often this basic freedom is denied to those living under religious laws. Abdel Aziz Mohamed Al-Baz, a 27 year old Egyptian atheist blogger, has been arrested and charged with blasphemy in Kuwait. He has been held since January 2nd and is in real danger. Recently there were moves in the Kuwaiti national parliament to introduce execution as a punishment for blasphemy and a man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for leaving allegedly blasphemous messages on Twitter. Al-Baz, also known as Ben Baz, joins countless others across North Africa and the Middle East who are being persecuted for peacefully expressing their thoughts. Three such cases in Saudi Arabia, those of Raif Badawi, Turki Al-Hamad and Hamza Kashgari, are discussed in a video from the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s forum.

For every case that comes to light, usually thanks to the efforts of internet savvy friends and fellow bloggers, there are many others with no voice, no one to speak out on their behalf, no one to defend them. Well, those of us with freedom of speech can, and must. Freedom of conscience and expression are fundamental human rights. Abdel Al-Baz, Raif Badawi, Turki-Al Hamad, Hamza Kashgari and all others accused of blasphemy, apostasy and heresy have caused no harm to anyone, yet are vilified and threatened with imprisonment, torture and execution.

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain has condemned the Kuwaiti government’s imprisonment of Abdel Al-Baz and called on the government to immediately and unconditionally release him and all those being held on blasphemy charges. It’s important that we continue to demand that governments across the region follow suit. But what can we do as individual citizens?

1) Write: To the Kuwait Ministry of Justice [email protected] and Higher Commission for Human Rights [email protected]
2) Sign this petition
3) Share: On Facebook and Twitter (#freebenbaz)
4) Protest: the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain website and Facebook page are regularly updated with details of recent cases that need attention, along with information on protests, events and campaigns.

It only take a few minutes to make a difference, so please take a moment and use your freedom of speech to give someone else theirs.

Christopher Roche

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