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May 2017 CEMB Update: IWant2BFree

Dear friend 2 months to "Glastonbury of Freethinkers" There is less than 2 months left for our 22-24 July conference in London which is being called the "Glastonbury of Freethinkers". With over 70 speakers, comedians, musicians and artists, it's going to be the largest ever gathering of ex-Muslims and freethinkers in London and will reaffirm [...]

By | 2017-05-26T00:30:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Featured, Press Releases|0 Comments

CEMB at London Pride in July 2017

  The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is pleased to announce it will be taking part in the Pride in London parade on Saturday 8 July 2017. CEMB will use the Pride in London Parade to protest Islamism's violence, including the death penalty, directed towards LGBT people. In particular, CEMB will focus on the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T19:08:29+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Featured, Press Releases|0 Comments

Islam and Islamism as the greatest stumbling blocks for women’s emancipation

Our spokesperson, Maryam Namazie, was invited by Dabran Platform to speak at the Founding Congress of Enlightenment Feminism in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan (photos below). She spoke about Islam and Islamism as the greatest stumbling blocks for women's emancipation and how Islamists target women and girls first - whether in Tehran, Peshawar or Manchester. Here's her speech: Islam [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:42:58+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Featured, Press Releases, Resources|0 Comments

Ensaf Haidar joins London vigil for her husband, blogger Raif Badawi

Ensaf Haidar joins London vigil for her husband, blogger Raif Badawi Wednesday 17 May, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm English PEN and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are honoured to be hosting author and activist Ensaf Haidar, the wife of imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi, in London this month. Join us for a special vigil at the Embassy of [...]

By | 2017-05-18T08:44:28+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

We must all stand with Mohamed Salih

In a very brave step, Mohamed Salih, a young Sudanese, filed an official request for all mention of Islam to be removed from his documents, including his national ID. As a result, he was charged with apostasy, per Article 126 of the Sudanese Criminal Code, which states: “Whoever propagates the renunciation of Islam or publicly [...]

By | 2017-05-26T00:31:21+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban, Index on Censorship, 15 May 2017

Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban, Index on Censorship, 15 May 2017 STATEMENT Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban 15 May 2017 BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP We the undersigned respectfully urge the Danish Parliament to vote in favour of bill L 170 repealing the blasphemy ban in section 140 of the [...]

By | 2017-05-25T23:08:47+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Media Coverage, Press Releases|0 Comments

Celebrating apostasy and blasphemy in London in July

The Freethinker interviews Maryam Namazie and Marieme Helie Lucas ahead of the International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21 Century scheduled to take place in London between July 22 and 24, 2017. Why organise an international conference on free conscience and expression? Maryam Namazie: Atheists and freethinkers are targeted by Islamists [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:58:53+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Featured, Press Releases|0 Comments

Letter to Facebook: Prevent religious extremists from censoring atheists and secularists

Petition to Facebook: #LetExmuslimsSpeak - Sign it Today. Dear Facebook administrators, We, the undersigned organizations, represent hundreds of thousands of ex-Muslims, secularists, humanists, atheists, and agnostics who are dedicated to safeguarding the universal human rights for freedom of religion, belief, and expression. Due to abuse of Facebook’s reporting tools, atheist and ex-Muslim organizations and groups [...]

By | 2017-05-25T22:33:27+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

The declaration on blasphemy and apostasy

Declaration on apostasy and the blasphemy adopted by participants in the event “Days of Atheism 2017 – For the Right To Choose” The declaration on blasphemy and apostasy We are alarmed at the increasing persecution of freethinkers accused of blasphemy and apostasy. In the past month alone: Ex-Muslim atheist H Farook, a father of two, was hacked to death [...]

By | 2017-05-25T09:35:19+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Islamist Yasir Qadhi incites discrimination and violence

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is outraged that Islamist Yasir Qadhi spoke in Harrogate, Yorkshire on the 22nd of April, and in London on the 23rd of April in events organised by Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend), a front group for extremists. American-born Yasir Qadhi has been recorded saying:  “…definitely this is a part of [...]

By | 2017-05-02T02:49:50+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments