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17 March 2016: Protest at NUS: Urge reform of no-platform & safe space policies

Protest at NUS: Urge reform of no-platform & safe space policies
Challenge all bigotry and hate but also defend free expression

On 17 March 2016, there will be a protest organised by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Right2Debate at the National Union of Students HQ in London to urge reform of its safe space and no-platform policies, which restrict freedom of expression. This comes as 16 students from various universities have highlighted 20 different case studies of censorship.

Speakers at the rally include Alexa Robertson, Secretary of National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies; Asher Fainman, President of Goldsmiths Atheist Society; Centre for Secular Space Director Gita Sahgal; Gray Sargeant of Student Rights; Activist Imad Iddine Habib; Feminist Julie Bindel; Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Spokesperson Maryam Namazie; Human Rights Campaigner Peter Tatchell; Right2Debate and Quilliam Foundation’s Haydar Zaki; Kurdish Women’s Rights Campaigner Houzan Mahmoud; Madelaine Hanson of UCL Quilliam University Society; Melody Patry, Senior Advocacy officer at Index on Censorship; Nari Diganta Activist Rumana Hashem; Right2Debate campaigner and president of STAR Exeter Sarah Schneider and Sophie Majoribanks of UCL Quilliam University Society. MCs for the protest will be Warwick University Atheist Society President and Right2Debate Editor Benjamin David and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Spokesperson Rayhana Sultan.

Thursday 17 March 5-6pm
NUS headquarters
Macadam House, 275 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QB
Nearest tube: Kings Cross MAP
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30 April: Day Conference on Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice

Poster - Sharia Law WhiteDay Conference on Sharia Law, Legal Pluralism and Access to Justice
30 April 2016
Central London, near Kings Cross Station

Elham Manea will present the findings of her new book Women And Sharia Law: The Impact Of Legal Pluralism In The UK. Women’s rights groups that led successful campaigns preventing public authorities such as the governing body of UK Universities and the Law Society from incorporating aspects of Sharia laws into their public policies will further present their case against Sharia courts and the Beth Din, legal aid cuts, and the denial of access to equality and human rights.
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In Defence of Salman Rushdie

We, the undersigned, are outraged to learn that forty state-run media outlets in Iran have raised $600,000 (£420,000) to add as bounty to Ayatollah Khomeini’s death fatwa on writer Salman Rushdie for his novel The Satanic Verses.

We condemn the Iranian regime, its fatwa and the added bounty and stand with Salman Rushdie and the many Iranian freethinkers and writers languishing in prison or facing the death penalty for exercising their right to free expression and thought.

The Iranian regime must face global condemnation for its incitement to murder.

Moreover, secular governments should unequivocally condemn the regime’s incitement to murder, demand its immediate cancellation, prioritise human rights and free expression and side with freethinkers rather than appeasing a theocratic regime.

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17 March Rally at NUS: Revise Safe Space and No Platform Policies to Facilitate not Restrict Free Expression and Thought

NUSOn 17 March 2016 from 5-6pm Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Right2Debate will be holding a protest at the office of the NUS, Macadam House, 275 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8QB. Join Us. Also Tweet “I call on @nusuk to revise safe space and no platform policies to facilitate not restrict free expression and thought,” take part in the thunderclap campaign or email the NUS stating the same at
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Facebook: Stop censoring Arab ex-Muslims and freethinkers NOW

Please send emails to 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.
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Omar Makram must be granted asylum

Omar Makram, an ex-Muslim, vocal atheist and a critic of Islam from Egypt fled his home country due to the threats he faced. Despite the threats, the Swedish authorities have refused his application. Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain calls on the Swedish authorities to grant Omar immediately. Apostates and blasphemers face grave dangers and risks and must be granted protection.

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2016: Onwards and Upwards!

Screen-Shot-2015-11-20-at-10.12.46-pm-980x509CEMB fights on numerous fronts to challenge Islamism and apostasy laws and support those who face persecution or intimidation as a result of leaving Islam as well as opposing bigotry against Muslims and defending universal rights and secularism. Unlike Islamist organisations with huge amounts of state and other backing, we must rely on our friends to support our work. A special thanks to all those who donated to our organisation in 2015.

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Apostasy and Blasphemy are basic Human Rights

In 2016, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain will continue to highlight the cases of those languishing in prisons or on death row for apostasy or blasphemy, including: Abdulaziz Dauda, also known as Abdul  Inyass, an Islamic scholar sentenced to death
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A Case Study of Islamism on Campus: University of Dublin, Goldsmiths and University of Warwick

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) has today published a case study on the Islamic Societies at Trinity College Dublin, Warwick University and Goldsmiths University where attempts were made to restrict or bar our spokesperson Maryam Namazie from speaking in 2015.

The case study shows that the Islamic Societies at the three universities in question are clearly promoting Islamist values through hate preachers who condone Sharia Law, Islamic states, and the death penalty for apostasy.
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