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Upcoming Events

28 April 2014 Symbolic Protest, Law Society, London

sharia-wills28 April 2014 from 5:00-6:00pm at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL. Just show up or join the Facebook Page of the One Law for All, Southall Black Sisters, Centre for Secular Space, Lawyers Secular Society and LSE SUASH organised symbolic protest. The protest is endorsed by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. The Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales, has issued Sharia-related guidance on wills, succession and inheritance. Whilst not binding, the guidance legitimises rules which are highly contested by many Muslims themselves and which discriminates against Muslim women, non-Muslims, and ‘illegitimate’ and adopted children. The guidance seriously undermines the Equality Act, citizenship rights and one law for all. Since individuals are already free to dispense of their estate as they see fit (as long as they provide for their dependants) such guidance unwittingly aids and abets Islamist attempts at subverting democratic laws and principles with a de facto parallel legal system where minority women and children have increasingly fewer rights than other citizens. This scandalous guidance is similar to that which Universities UK published endorsing gender segregation at universities in Britain. UUK was promptly forced to withdraw its guidance after widespread condemnation. This protest will call for a withdrawal of the guidelines and make clear to the Law Society and the wider public that guidance that legitimises discrimination and bigotry is unacceptable. Join Us!

Evening drinks with Ana Gonzalez on Apostasy and Asylum

Evening drinks with Ana Gonzalez on Apostasy and Asylum Date: Monday 28 April 2014 Time: 18:30-20:00 Venue: The George, 213 Strand, London (nearest Tube: Temple) Ana Gonzalez, a lawyer of a well-respected law firm which has represented a number of apostasy asylum claimants and CEMB members will speak to the audience about the right to asylum and apostasy. Entry: £3; £1 unwaged.

Two-day international conference on the Religious Right, Secularism and Civil Rights

ConferenceIcon1 Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights The Tower Hotel, London, UK 11 -12 October 2014 A two –day international conference on the Religious-Right, Secularism and Civil Rights will be held during 11-12 October 2014 at the Tower Hotel in London. Notable secularists from around the world will be joining us for a weekend of discussions and debates on the Religious Right, its attacks on civil rights and freedoms, and the role of secularism for 21st century humanity.

Past Events

Second Kafir Comedy Night Hosted by Maha

Second Kafir Comedy Night Hosted by Maha Date: Monday 10 March 2014 Time: 19:00-21:00 Venue: The George, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP (nearest Tube: Temple) Open mic comedy for interested kuffar starts at 8pm. 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 frustration with a laugh. If you've got some steam to let off, this is your night to do it. RSVP at exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com. But don't laugh too much, Hell awaits us all later.* Entry: £3; £1 unwaged. * "Let them laugh a little: much will they weep: a recompense for the (evil) that they do." (Surah At-Taubah 9:82)

Fundraiser for CEMB: Marlene Dietrich – an affectionate tribute

marleneTime: 19:30 - 21:45 Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Date: Thursday 27 February 2014 Join Terry Sanderson as he explores the extraordinary life and career of one of the 20th century's great entertainers. Using generous extracts from her films, he'll examine her fantastic Hollywood career, and then accessing rare archive material, will look at her heroic war time efforts against the Nazis. The show culminates with a complete showing on the big screen of her famous one-woman show with which she toured the world. Accompanied by Burt Bacharach and his orchestra, this is Dietrich at her peak. The event is a fundraiser for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and coincides with LGBT history month.

Protest sex segregation at UK universities on Human Rights Day in London

CAMPAIGN-genderequaluk-Maha-Kamal DATE: Tuesday 10 December 2013 TIME: 5:00-6:30pm AT: Universities UK, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ (Closest Underground Stations: Euston or Russell Square) Universities UK (UUK) guidance to universities on external speakers endorses gender apartheid by saying that segregation of the sexes at universities is not discriminatory as long as “both men and women are being treated equally, as they are both being segregated in the same way!” Any form of segregation, whether by race, sex or otherwise is discriminatory. Separate is never equal and segregation is never applied to those who are considered equal. Join Us on International Human Rights Day to unequivocally reject gender apartheid. It’s 2013. Let’s not time travel.

London meetup for apostate refugees and asylum seekers

29 November 2013 5:00-6:00pm There will be a CEMB London meetup for apostate refugees and asylum seekers at The George on the Strand, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP. To register your attendance, email exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com.

Kafir Comedy Club

kafir comedy clubKafir Comedy Club 29 November 2013 @ 7-9 PM Hosted by DJ Zee Jay & Maha Open mic comedy for interested kuffar starts at 8pm. 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 frustration with a laugh. If you've got some steam to let off, this is your night to do it. RSVP below to get on the list. But don't laugh too much, Hell awaits us all later.* Please note: We care about the safety of our guests attending this night of fun and laughs. For your security, staff will be doing bag checks and general supervision during the show. Please note that unauthorized recording (audio or video) via mobile or otherwise is strictly prohibited. Sponsored by the Council of Ex-Muslims Britain. exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com | The George, 213 Strand, London (nearest Tube: Temple) | Friday November 29, 2013, 7 PM * "Let them laugh a little: much will they weep: a recompense for the (evil) that they do." (Surah At-Taubah 9:82) Entry: £3. £1 for unwaged.

Maryam Namazie speaking in Brighton

6 November 2013 Brighton, UK Maryam Namazie will be speaking at a meeting organised by the Brighton and Hove Humanist Society at 730pm at "The Sussex" Pub, 17 St. Catherine's Terrace, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2RH. More information available here.

Maryam Namazie on women's movements at House of Lords

24 October 2013 London, UK Maryam Namazie will speak on a panel entitled 'Women's Movements Changing Women Changing the World' at a House of Lord Seminar organised by Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom & Equality (WWAFE). Place: Committee Room 1, 6.00pm to 8.00pm House of Lords. [We will begin promptly, so arrival at 5.30pm will ensure you gain a seat.]

LSE Debate - Niqab: human right, security concern or symbol of oppression?

LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society public debate Date: Tuesday 15 October 2013 Time: 6.30-8pm Venue: CLM4.02, Clement House Speakers: Akeela Ahmed, Dr Edie Friedman, Dr Taj Hargey, Maryam Namazie Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt Is the Niqab (face veil) a human right, a security concern or a symbol of oppression? Given the most recent events, this debate will shed some light on this controversial topic. Akeela Ahmed is the Director of the Christian Muslim Forum. Edie Friedman is the founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality. Taj Hargey is the Director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford. Maryam Namazie is the founder and spokesperson for One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email c.m.moos@lse.ac.uk or call 074 2872 0599.

Celebrating Black Atheist History

Saturday 12 October 2013 – 2.30 pm – 6.30 pm at Ye Olde Cock Tavern – Upstairs – 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA This is a fun event to recognise, value and celebrate black atheist history, including a variety show. The first part will include two talks. The first to recognise the place of black atheists in the organisation of the March on Washington, in the year of its 50th anniversary. The second, a video especially created for the event by Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum, who is a leading authority in the field of human evolution. The second part of the event is to celebrate the creativity and joy of black atheism with performances of comedy, magic and music.

CEMB Official Meet-Ups, Coffee Mornings and Events

19 September 2013 There will be a CEMB London meetup for apostate refugees and asylum seekers from 5-6pm at The George on the Strand, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP. For more information, email exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com 19 September 2013 Evening Drinks with philosopher Arif Ahmed. 6:30-8:00pm at The George on the Strand, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP. Entry is £3; £1 for unwaged, which can be paid at the door. All are welcome. For more information, email exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com.
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