Press Releases:

Facebook: Stop censoring Arab ex-Muslims and freethinkers NOW

Please contact Facebook calling for an end to censorship of Arab ex-Muslim and freethinker pages or Tweet @Facebook.

We are thousands of free thinkers and Ex-Muslims who lives in Middle East. We left the religion after a lot of research, but we still can’t announce this in our countries due to local laws and threat of extremists.

We are exposed to the risk of death by beheading by Islamic Sharia fundamentalism. Social media is our only outlet to feel alive, get knowledge and hope in a better future.

But Muslim fundamentalists and extremists didn’t leave us alone, and they created groups with thousands of followers which regularly report our accounts and groups to close it.

We did not join Islamic groups and reject religion there. No!

We have our own groups and these reporters are the ones who came to us and continuously reporting us.

Unexpectedly, Facebook responded positively to their false reporting and closed 10 of our biggest groups and many other accounts.

We are asking the Free voices all around the world to help and support us, and put pressure on Facebook to stop exercising intellectual persecution against us while:

  1. [INTERNATIONAL LAW]

In international law, freedom of religion and belief is protected by the International Covenant on Civil Rights and politics (ICCPR). This has exceeded the non-religious beliefs such as humanitarian.

  1. [The United Nations’ Human Rights Committee]

The United Nations’ Human Rights Committee Stated that this, “distinguishes the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief from the freedom to manifest religion or belief. It does not permit any limitations whatsoever on the freedom of thought and conscience or on the freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief of one’s choice.

Thank you!

20th of February 2016

See PDF file with photos and links here.

Details of the groups closed last two weeks:

Group Name in English: Arab Atheist Network
Number of Members: 23,500 Members
Group Name in Arabic: شبكة الملحدين العرب
Date of shut down: 17 Feb 2016
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArbAtheistNW/ (23,500 members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/arbangroup/ (old one 37,000 members)

Group Name in English: Arab Atheist Forum and Network
Number of Members: 9,200 Members
Group Name in Arabic: شبكة ومنتدى الملحدين العرب
Date of shut down: 9 Feb 2016
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/arab.atheist.group/

Group Name in English: Radical Atheists without Borders
Number of Members: 23,500 Members
Group Name in Arabic: ملحدون راديكاليون بلا حدود
Date of shut down: 15 Feb 2016 (4:00am london time)
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/297584870451773

Group Name in English: Arab Atheist Syndicate
Number of Members: 11,000 Members
Group Name in Arabic: نقابة الملحدين العرب
Date of shut down: 16 Feb 2016
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/397776813738286

Group Name in English: Arab Atheist Syndicate (backup)
Number of Members: 5,000 Members
Group Name in Arabic: نقابة الملحدين العرب الاحتياطية
Date of shut down: 17 Feb 2016
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136652479873391
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1391014994478459 (old one)

Group Name in English: Humanitarian Non-Religious
Number of Members: 32,000 Members
Group Name in Arabic: اللادينية الانسانية
Date of shut down: 19 Feb 2016 (04:56 London time)
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188682318157711

Group Name in English: Human Atheists
Number of Members: 11,000 Members
Group Name in Arabic: ملحدون انسانيون
Date of shut down: Feb 2016
Group URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/992585840792147

Group Name in English: Arab Atheist Forum and Network
Number of Members: 6,400 Members
Group Name in Arabic: شبكة ومنتدى الملحدين العرب
Date of shut down: 7 Feb 2016
Group URL: Not Available

Group Name in English: Mind and discussion
Number of Members: 6500 Members
Group Name in Arabic: الحوار و العقل
Date of shut down: Feb 2016
Group URL: Not Available

Other groups:

• Arabian Atheist in Canada
الملحدون العرب في كندا
Shut down date and URL are not available

• Atheists dating network (1,500 Members)
Date of shut down: 15 February 2016 (attack started around 4:00am Baghdad time)
شبكة تعارف الملحدين
This group was under classic attack (they report the admins accounts until it’s taken down then they owned the group and posted porn inside it and reported the content they just posted) picture is down this file
URL is not available

Philosophy and Logic (27,692 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/510100032501106/
الفلسفة و المنطق

and un-accountable number of accounts and pages.

Groups under current attacks *:

Name in English and details Facebook name
Humanitarian Dialogue Forum (31,166 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/809284145854426
منتدى الحوار الانساني

Humanitarian Non-Religious (45,603 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/948397165193441/‬
الإنسانيه اللادينيه

Non-Religious in Middle East (11,901 Member)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1617988375127210/‬
اللادينيون في الشرق أوسطيون

Philosophy and Logic (27,692 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/510100032501106/‬
الفلسفة و المنطق
Atheist till End of Religion (5,196 Members)
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1555063424729374‬
الملحدون حتي زوال الدين

Radical Atheists without Borders (7,081 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RadicalAtheist/‬‬
ملحدون راديكاليون بلا حدود

Atheist researcher (47,379 Members)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/879384775450778/

بحث ملحدین و خداباوران

*Note: if you want to join any of these groups and monitor the contents please contact one of the admins because we are not accepting any membership at the present time for security reasons as you know.

Sample of Islamic groups that attacks us:

These are samples of the groups that created for one purpose: to report Atheist groups…. There are many other groups, but we do not know them…

The admin creates direct links using google shortcuts, and thousands of followers click the links and report our groups without even know the contents. (please see below pictures for sample of these shortcuts)

One of the other techniques they are using are creating fake accounts, joining our groups, posting illegal pictures like nudity or violent ones then report it immediately from another account before admin notice.

فريق التحدي
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FariqTahdi/

فريق التحدي
https://www.facebook.com/groups/taem.tahdi/

فريق اغلاق صفحات المسيئة للاسلام
https://www.facebook.com/groups/241310852720313s

جہنہد ألأسہلأمہ لأسہتہهدأفہ ألمہلحہديہنہ وألصہليہبہيہيہنہ
https://www.facebook.com/groups/921691267915638

منظمة الردع الاسلامية
https://www.facebook.com/groups/967544926614085