The below was published in The Freethinker. I gave oral evidence at the Home Affairs Select Committee evidence session on Sharia Councils on November 1 on why Sharia courts in Britain are an Islamist project to control women, are discriminatory and should be dismantled. (This was preceded by a written statement.) When questioned by MP [...]
Dear friend We are writing to give you a brief update on our work. Islam's Non Believers If you haven't already seen it, watch Islam's Non Believers, a new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Deeyah Khan. It's a stunning in-depth look into the CEMB and the situation of ex-Muslims in Britain and internationally. See some media [...]
The Charity Commission has spent three years investigating the Islamic Education and Research Academy, including its financial mismanagement and extremist speakers and partnerships, which were highlighted in the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain's report "Evangelising Hate". The recently published Charity Commission inquiry report confirms CEMB's report by finding that the iERA has indeed been promoting [...]
We, the undersigned, are appalled at the discrimination, abuse and violence faced by ex-Muslims both in Britain and internationally (as seen in a new film, Islam's Non-Believers). Needless to say, it is not an insult to Islam or any religion, if one becomes an atheist - either in public or private. It is exercising a [...]
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is pleased to announce that its spokesperson Maryam Namazie was awarded the 2016 International Secularism (Laicite) Prize from the Comité Laïcité République in Paris on 2 November. You can read and see Maryam's acceptance speech below. The French translation, thanks to Marieme Helie Lucas is available here. سخنرانى به زبان [...]
By Marieme Helie Lucas (Algerian sociologist) Reposted from SIAWI Also available in French. For the past three decades, we have been witnessing the implementation in politics of the concept of perversity in psychology. Case study, truly. I first realized that during the ‘dark decade’ in Algeria, which made about 200,000 victims, most of them at [...]
“I remember saying to my mum, ‘I don’t think I believe in God any more,’ And her saying, ‘You can’t tell anybody else because they’ll kill you, we are obliged to kill ex-Muslims,’ and that it would put me at extreme risk if anybody else was to find out, so that conversation ended there.” – [...]
Islam's Non Believers, a new film by the award-winning film-maker Deeyah Khan, will be aired on 13 October 2016 on ITV Exposure at 10:40-11:40pm London time. The film is the first in depth documentary following the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and investigating the lives of young women and men in Britain who face threats, ostracisation, discrimination and even violence for leaving Islam. It also highlights the heinous violence faced by ex-Muslims in countries under Islamic rules (including the death penalty in 13 countries); draws attention to the role respected "community leaders" play in encouraging discrimination and violence; and makes important links between the transnational Islamist movement in Britain and internationally. Moreover, the film reveals the extent of non believers amongst Muslims and the international nature of the ex-Muslim resistance movement.
Press Release: ITV Exposure “I remember saying to my mum, ‘I don’t think I believe in God any more,’ And her saying, ‘You can’t tell anybody else because they’ll kill you, we are obliged to kill ex-Muslims,’ and that it would put me at extreme risk if anybody else was to find out, so that [...]
Calling all ex-Muslims in Ireland! A community and meet-up is being set up. Contact us on: ExMuslimsIreland@gmail.com for more information or visit their website. EMI is affiliated to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.