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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

Details on the cases of Ayaz Nizami and Rana Noman

The following is a translation of an article on the arrested freethinkers in Pakistan published in Daily Ummat Karachi/Hyderabad, Rawalpindi,Peshawar #FreeAyazNizami and #RanaNoman! Arrested bloggers happened to be members of International organizations Two days before, two bloggers were arrested from Karachi because of criticising Islam and Holy Prophet Muhammad. FIA Cyber crime wing transferred those [...]

By | 2017-03-29T21:05:47+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

Discrimination and violence lie at the heart of Sharia courts

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-13T23:58:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Press Releases, Resources|0 Comments

The Charity Commission should revoke iERA’s charitable status

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-20T20:03:00+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Press Releases, Resources|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

Omer El-Hamdoon and Discrimination against Ex-Muslims

In Deeyah Khan's film, Islam's Non Believers, Omer El-Hamdoon, President of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), justifies the discrimination and ostracisation against ex-Muslims in Britain and portrays Islam's nonbelievers are 'outside the human norms': Here is a quote from the film: Omer El-Hamdoon: The Muslim community is a community that is based on religion. [...]

By | 2016-10-16T22:02:49+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on Omer El-Hamdoon and Discrimination against Ex-Muslims

My Ordeal with the Quran, By Abbas Abdul Noor

Brief abstract: This is the first English translation (by Hassan Radwan) of the book, "My Ordeal with the Quran Complete Full Version." By Abbas Abdul Noor. The book has been in available Arabic on the internet for about ten years in PDF form. The first page identifies the text as a draft copy, indicating that [...]

By | 2016-02-03T12:32:44+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on My Ordeal with the Quran, By Abbas Abdul Noor

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 in Nigeria for blasphemy for a lecture which was deemed to be blasphemous against Islam's [...]

By | 2016-02-03T11:21:01+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Press Releases, Resources|Comments Off on Apostasy and Blasphemy are basic Human Rights

A Case Study of Islamism on Campus: University of Dublin, Goldsmiths and University of Warwick

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-06T00:20:37+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Press Releases, Resources|Comments Off on A Case Study of Islamism on Campus: University of Dublin, Goldsmiths and University of Warwick