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In defence of Islam’s Non Believers

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-20T20:02:27+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Press Releases|856 Comments

Spokesperson Maryam Namazie wins 2016 International Secularism (Laicite) Prize

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 | 2017-03-29T21:06:54+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Press Releases|0 Comments

Blaming the Victims: Islam’s Non Believers

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T23:12:00+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Press Releases, Resources|Comments Off on Blaming the Victims: Islam’s Non Believers

Fuuse Productions Statement: Islam’s Non-Believers

“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.” – [...]

By | 2016-10-07T16:25:06+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Fuuse Productions Statement: Islam’s Non-Believers

Islam’s Non Believers

islamsnonbelievers-notalone 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.

By | 2016-11-13T05:52:46+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Islam’s Non Believers

Exposure: Islam’s Non Believers

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-07T16:23:34+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Exposure: Islam’s Non Believers

Calling all ex-Muslims in Ireland

Calling all ex-Muslims in Ireland! A community and meet-up is being set up. Contact us on: [email protected] for more information or visit their website. EMI is affiliated to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

By | 2016-10-06T00:09:15+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Calling all ex-Muslims in Ireland

International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century

International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century Saturday and Sunday 22-24 July 2017 Central London, UK BUY TICKETS TODAY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT DOOR. SEE EXCITING SCHEDULE HERE. READ INTERVIEW DISCUSSING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE AT A TIME WHEN ATHEISTS AND SECULARISTS UNDER INCREASING ATTACK. Join over 70 notable [...]

By | 2017-05-26T00:51:13+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|Events, Featured, Press Releases, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression in the 21st Century

We are Ex-Muslims: We won’t be silenced!

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is calling on ex-Muslims across the world to send us 15-20 second mobile phone videos of themselves speaking about the dangers they face, their demand to be free to believe in and live as they choose, and any messages to those that wish to silence them. Particularly for those living [...]

By | 2016-10-06T00:10:35+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on We are Ex-Muslims: We won’t be silenced!

#ExMuslimBecause #INeedYourLove – Flash “Dance” at Kings Cross

On July 5, 2016 a number of ex-Muslims from Bangladesh, Britain, Iran, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan and Syria converged on Kings Cross for a flash "dance" in support of freethinkers and "apostates" across the globe. On their faces and chests, they had written of "Ex-Muslim", "Kafir", "Atheist", "Migrant", "Refugee", and "Apostate". They danced to Shaggy's "I [...]

By | 2016-10-06T00:11:13+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on #ExMuslimBecause #INeedYourLove – Flash “Dance” at Kings Cross