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Because I believe that the freedom to opt out of religion is as important as that to opt in.
|UK||Reza Jalilivand||Manchester|| |
If there was a god, there wouldn\'t be so much oppression and cruelty.
|UK||Richard Craig||Bristol|| |
As an atheist I can only admire the internal strength ex-Muslims must have to break free of a religion that demands a death sentence to anyone who renounces Islam. It is you who can speak with the most authority on Islam and I would love to hear what you have to say.
|UK||Richard Johnson|| |
I would like to add my voice to the growing chorus of secularists and humanists, who feel that religion is an outdated and blinkered ideology which should hold no authority whatsoever in a 21st Century judicial and political system. I lend my full support to your manifesto.
|UK||Ronnie Miah|| |
I am from a Bangladeshi family and grew up in a relatively traditional Muslim household. I have always been sceptical about Islam from a young age although at the time I had moderate Muslim opinions. I started losing my faith after seeing the contradictions and inhuman values contained in the Quran. I am now an atheist. I do not believe that there is a God or any supernatural being. I do not believe that Islam as an ideology is compatible with Human Rights, freedom from torture or freedom of expression. I am a lawyer. I would like to be a member as I would like to see this organisation highlight the negative aspects of Islam as an ideology as well as argue against the idea of there being a \'God\' along with other atheist organisations.
|UK||Sad ex-Muslim|| |
I wish to become a member. I have opted to do it through my email as doing it via your website would leave evidence on my computer, which is used by the family. My main reason for wanting to join is to help you fight the growth of Islamic Fundamentalism, which will destroy us all if we do not take any action. I want to live in peace with everybody, regardless of their beliefs and Islam does not offer that. Please keep me posted about any events that you may hold. I want to keep my name and city anonymous.
My name is Saeid and I am an ex-Muslim and I would like to join your community. I am 38 years old and I have a lot of information about Islam and Iran. Most of my friends are ex-Muslims and I guess they will join you pretty soon. With respect and love.
|UK||Saffi ex-Salafi|| |
A normal middle class girl from the Home Counties, my mum a nurse my dad an architect, I converted to Islam at 18 and became a salafi (v. strict). I married an Arab had a child and lived in Arab countries for a while. Over time I saw more and more hatred and suppression in the \'peaceful religion of the one true god\' I was a strict salafi and devoted my time staying at home listening to quran & memorising it, learning Arabic and reading numerous religious books I loved reading hadiths. As I read more and more I found one thing after another that shocked me but as soon as I had these thoughts I would make wudoo and read ayat al Kursi to put it out of my mind. But the thoughts that certain things were wrong kept coming back until one day I read some hadith about what should happen to apostates and just thought a belief system that doesn\'t let you leave it can\'t be right! It\'s been a long hard road to freedom for me and have had death threats etc. Islam has taught me a lot of lessons though and the whole journey has made me who I am, I have not really met anyone who has had a similar experience yet so I\'m hoping through this organisation I won\'t feel like the only one any more. Sorry my statement so long. It\'s a relief to get it off my chest.
I am an ex-Muslim who wishes to join your organisation, I have been an ex-Muslim for about 3 years now, and I was told my another member of your organisation that you might be creating a forum to attach to your site. I think this was be an excellent move; I know many ex-Muslims across the net who feel as if they have nowhere specific to them to go and talk, or to help de-convert completely from Islam and the mental issues that are unique to a leaver of that religion. I for one would be very pleased to be a part of that type of forum. I am based near London in the UK.
|UK||Saif Rahman|| |
I am a 37 year old agnostic humanist born in the UK, and of Indo-Pakistani descent. I don\'t want anyone else to go through the same feelings of guilt and sadness that I experienced during my process of re-evaluation. I hope that it provides the other side of the story in a balanced fashion (see my youtube channel http://www.facebook.com/l/ff2ff;www.youtube.com/ExMuslimUK), and saves others on the years of research that lead me to my present day conclusions. I regularly fasted, used to pray 5 times a day; I even kept a tally on the wall for the kaza prayers I had missed in case I forgot to do them later. All in all I tried my best to remain a good Muslim. However I could never rid myself of my doubts. I felt bad and alone, as I had never come across a Muslim apostate before, there had to be something evil and wrong with me. I kept quiet and became insular and with great sadness, the more I looked into it, the greater my doubts grew. That was right up till the day that my cousin said that I could not keep interpreting Islam to taste. I had to accept everything in the Quran was perfect or face the fact that I was not a Muslim. I decided I could no longer continue this charade, so I accepted it to him, but more importantly to myself. From that day my mind was finally set free from my self-imposed exile.
|UK||Saimir Krasniqi|| |
I never knew something like this existed and just found out from a BBC programme (battle for Islam). I\'ve been educated in the UK and left behind the religion based on myth. I really think you guys got some guts, I mean coming out of the most tormenting and threatening religion of all and still smiling, wow! With all the psychological pressure and stress with promise of torture with fire in the hereafter life you really need to be strong to break free. Maximum respect for you all
|UK||Shaun Moorcroft||Warrington|| |
I wish to offer my support to all the people of the world who choose to free themselves of the tyranny of religious oppression. We are supposed to live in an enlightened age of reasoning and scientific progress, yet millions of people are living in a dark age nightmare; I truly admire anyone who finds the sheer strength of courage to oppose the brutal regime of Islam, even if the \'move\' is purely in their mind because to do so \'physically\' would mean fatwah and death. The CEMB offers more hope than any religion could. Humanism is for freedom of humans. Religion is for control by some of the rest.
|UK||Showan Khurshid|| |
In short we need a community. We need a social force with great many members who convert people away from Islam and from the equally awful multiculturalists.
|UK||Sohaila Sharifi|| |
I was born and brought up in a religious family and a traditional community in Iran. Quran was the first book that I came to know because my father used to teach me Quran and the Islamic principals since the age of five. My mother hoped I would be the first girl in our village that would complete reading Quran. As I grew older and was caught in the waves of revolution I found myself questioning the teachings of Islam. But it was after the coming to power of the Islamic Republic and the witnessing their brutal ways in forcing Islamic laws on people and particularly on women that fully convinced me of turning away from Islam and any other religion. As someone who has fled an Islamic regime and has been actively involved in a struggle against religious state and its\' oppressive rule, I was enraged whenever I was taken as a Muslim woman and treated like one by many British organisations and public sectors. Some didn\'t even bother to ask me if I was Muslim or not and just put Muslim on the form. Labelling people and leaving them at the hands of Islamic organisations has only resulted in more divisions in the society and has made it harder for many to integrate into their new countries, needles to mention that it as helped Islamic organisations grow stronger. We want to come out and announce to the world that we are not Muslims, that we have turned away from religion and we want society to stop labelling and treating people according to their supposed religions. A secular society must treat all its members equally and fairly.
|UK||Stephen Twigg||Durham|| |
An atheist who wishes to promote the plight of these people and support them in their brave efforts to expose the injustices of Islam and help others who may be intimidated into staying within the Islamic community.