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  1. Mohammed omor faruk Siddike

    , London

    I was born in Bangladesh with fully restricted Islamic environment.now i am ex-muslim seems from end of this last year.also member of ex-muslim.i would like share my fillings and raise my voice against Islamic law in all over the world.Useing This website I can meat new people and new idea where applicable.also I can get knowledge from different people idea.the most thing I can focuse on my blogging or writing where Bangladeshi people affected versions Islamic law....I can work with them who really victim by the friends and family like me and also government politics use the Islamic law...this is my next embition..

  2. Ayesha

    , Manchester

    I allways questioned things about Islam since a child. It lead to huge arguements with my dad. When my parents found out about me leaving islam and having a serious relationship with a non muslim a year ago- it has never been the same. Massive shame as I had a very close relationship with my parents and now I feel alone. For the past year they pretended that they didn't care and didn't bring it up, however thay have been nothing but hostile towards me. Where today I'm even more hurt, my dad said i'm today I'm no longer welcome in the house due to my relationship with my boyfriend, I feel so alone. I give up trying to fight for things to go back to how they were- I've had enough. I'm taking a gap year from studies and getting out the county. Hoping a year break from then will make them realise that I am the same daughter

  3. Saif Ali Raja

    , Glasgow Scotland

    Well I am saif Ali raja.. I am an ex Muslim and an atheist for last 6 years.. I live in Glasgow Scotland .. Basically I from Pakistan .. I left the religion because of his strict restrictions in life.. U can't control ur self .. I follow council of ex Muslims of Britain for long and now I want to join the organisation thanks ..

  4. Smiley

    , India

    I am an girl and belong to a so called moderate muslim family( in fact they are hard core Muslims). I had many questions about Islam and when I came to know the whole truth about this fake religion I decided not to follow this anymore. Now I want to leave my family too I just hate my parents. They want me to get married soon because they think I am a burden for them. Please give me suggestions as to how can I leave my family so that I can live my life peacefully.

  5. Hira

    , Uk

    I was born in pakistan with very strict conservative muslim family.Now i am an exmuslim its over a year ago. I left islam because of its
    -strict religious activities
    -Inequality in women rights
    -Inhuman behaviour
    I don't want to marry but i want to have my family and its not as easy as it looks like by living in pakistan.
    When my parents came to know i am an exmuslim they stop supporting me financially.
    i want to live the life which i want and i am glad to have found this platform where one can discuss about it openly.

  6. Isaac Newton

    , Manchester

    Its ironic how I left Islam in perhaps the most sacred of times where I was hoping it would have the opposite effect. However, after constantly battling with my inner feelings and desires I opened up to myself not only as a sceptic but also as being bisexual. It was a tough decision to make but I finally opened up to myself and it feels a million times better.

    I was a very dedicated and religious Muslim. I offered the compulsory prayers five times a day. I read the Qur'aan and learnt it with tajweed and the english interpretation. Also I studied the history of Islam and did further studies in hadiths, Fiqh, Manners and etiquette to name a few.

    However around the age of 17 I came across Christopher Hitchens, who is now perhaps one of my Heros, who gave me a rather hard time when it came it defending my religion, whilst listening to one of his debates where we usually whipe the floor with his counterpart. I was intrigued by his arguments and I looks further into Islam and things didn't seem to make sense. I got increasingly worried that I will lose perhaps the most important thing to me but after constant research and over time I've been able to open up to myself about it. MrPeaceMeal on YouTube was a great amount of help as I just came out to myself about how I actually feel and how I am going to be opening up to friend but not family members due to our constrained and very weak relationship.

    I would love to join the community because credit to Islam where it is due, it bought together billions of people of different culture and backgrounds together and I'm hoping I'm able to join a great community who will accept me for who I am within and not just a label. On that note I will need to confront my partner as she is looking for a long term commitment but may decide to change her mind if I tell her I am not an agnostic. I'd love to learn how other people of the community may hand such a situation that I am going to face with my girfriend, so the joining the community is going to bring a lot of information that I require.

  7. Without land

    , unknown

    I converted to Islam 15 years ago. My family is Orthodox Christians and I was the only muslim in my family. They could never understand what came over me after learning about my conversion. I just wanted to try something new I guess. Since my conversion my entire life has turned upside down. I lost my identity and happiness. I have become a depressed person I could no longer recognise. throughout these 15 years I was having doubts about islam once in a while but I kept thinking it was the devil whispering into my ears. Now I am in the middle east living with my partner who is so called salafi muslim with extreme views. I have to hide the truth from him and can no longer pretend . I want to get out and go back to Europe. I hate being here. people out there who are in a similar situation please contact me

  8. Shakib Khan

    , London

    It needs no telling that converting or leaving one's own belief that has been rising since we born, is not as easy as it looks like. Undoubtedly, I have been reckoning the same sort of obstacles and social negligence, when I have lost the faith in my own religion as well as all the religions.

    I always had specific feeling for humanity and equality. I never found rationale in many aspects of religions. The entity of God is always been raised as question in my mind.
    I could never be able to find the resolutions for the issues in almost every religion such as;
    - Inequality in woman rights
    - Inhuman activities
    - Irrational facts
    - Negligence in term of critical discussions, modern science and insight of knowledge in various facts of the world
    - Prohibitions and dominative laws created by religious leaders in their own favours
    - pretending as the best religion
    - Division amongst human being
    - Increasing intolerance and internal clashes amongst different religion followers
    - Individual laws those also cause conflicts with general life
    - Confusions in many areas of belief but force to be agreed with
    - Negative and adverse reactions of religious groups towards other religion followers and especially on Atheists.
    - Intolerant, aggressive and blind attitude and sentiments of the believers
    - Terrorism and extremism due to religious faith that making the world without peace

    In addition, I have decided to not believe in God due to having loss of faith for the personal development of knowledge and understanding.

    Being a musician, I have always a cultural and creative mind that leads me in to experiences about many philosophical aspects.
    As an Atheist since three years, I have been experiencing lot of misbehave and negligence from my own family members, dearest friends, nearest neighbours, and fears and threats for not going back to my country due to Extremist groups called ZAMAT-E- ISLAM and SHIBIR.

    As per we all can see the press releases and media coverages about the very recent attacks on the atheist bloggers and secularists in Bangladesh, the current Prime Minister and Home Minister have shown their own restrictedly blind belief on religion rather than allowing the minority for freedom of speech (http://ex-muslim.org.uk/2016/05/statement-on-attacks-on-atheists-secularists-and-religious-minorities-in-bangladesh/).
    It is a matter of great regret that neither the government nor the general people of Bangladesh do accept open minded people like us other than neglecting by saying 'NASTEEK' means atheist or non-believer.
    In the end of the day, I do respect all the people from all background regardless race, colour, age, religion and custom as well as believe in humanity, equality and peace.

  9. rashad


    I'm a much better person since I left Islam. I realised how backwards nad controlling Islam, and most Muslims are and decided enough was enough. I don't need religion to teach me right from wrong, nor to tell me how to live my life. Yes, my whole family hate me now but its their problem if they think questioning the validity of religion is due to 'Satan' whispering in my ears. Bull****. Satan isn't real
    I still believe in God, though. I just no longer follow Islam, its no different to any other made up religion

  10. Hana Poyant

    , Ipswich, United Kingdom

    Hi, I am a 23 year old gay atheist. I was born into a strict muslim family, where I was also sexually and physically abused in the name of religion.
    I always knew that I was different to that of my family members, I always questioned their actions and was punished for it. I finally escaped the prospect of forced marriage and started living independently whereupon, I was able to abandon this barbaric faith and live independently and openly as an atheist. I now write articles supporting women's rights and against the sharia law for various international journals.

  11. omair

    , Leeds

    Hi, I have for the past year been going through some hardship of trying to understand religion, I am called myself an Omnist which for those who may or I think nobody has come across is a someone who believes in all religions, I know you thinking how? but I have gone from that now to agnostic but like everyone else I want to be found not lost. I am also from Leeds so It would be nice to speak to others in the same circumstances, I am very open minded and can speak about anything.

  12. K. Hussain


    I have been an exmuslim for quite a while, 2013 was the year I found light. Hopefully CEMB platform will help me find like minded people. Great to see a thriving exmuslim community.

  13. Layla

    , London

    I was raised in a strict Muslim household and started to question the religion once I started secondary school. By year 8 I knew that this wasn't for me and that I couldn't continue living by the rules set out for me. However I also knew that there was nothing I could do at that time. I had no money and no where else to live.

    8 years later and I'm still in the same position. Although I have a job, I don't have enough to move out. So I'm stuck living in this horrible house.

    I cam NEVER tell my parents about my situation, EVER. I know for a fact they will either kill me or send me to a city in Africa (even though I am British).

    I can't bear praying and fasting anymore, I don't know how others do it.

    I know that I will never live the life I want and that kills me. But I think what would get me through all this is to talk to others, who are in the same situation I am in.

  14. Aun Abbas

    , Croydon

    I am an X Muslim , I have come to this decision after a lot of research and after see people and myself go through a lot of bad things in the name religion. I have seen people suffer just because they want to protect the myths of a religion that is making their life worse , and my story with my family is similar. I am glad to have found this platform where one can talk openly and without any fears of what will happen in result of the free speech. I can surely prove and talk a lot about how today religion is making this world suffer with every possible hatred. .

  15. Fahreen

    , Liverpool

    I want to join as I want to know of other people's experiences and would like some advice from people who have been through my situation.

  16. midnight_blues

    , london

    I live with a extremely strict and religious muslim family. Every since last year I've been losing more and more faith in Islam and find it to be one of the worst ideologies / religions I have ever had the misfortune to face the realities of. If i ever told my family how I feel I'm 100% sure I would be in danger. I am too young to leave or find somewhere to stay and still in school so I'm trapped here. I came here to find other people like me and find advice on how to cope. I'm so grateful that there are organisations like this.

  17. Dave


    I stumbled across this website today and must say how moved I am to hear all the testimonies of people suffering at the hands of a religion which has left many feeling scarred, jaded and isolated from their nearest and dearest.

    I have never been a Muslim - I was bought up a devout Jehovahs Witness from birth. Bought up to believe that the worlds end was coming and that I had to conform or die..... I was bought up in a physical and sexually abusive household and had no outside help because we were strictly told that 'worldly association' was not allowed.

    I fortunately was able to leave in my mid teens but bared the scars of my indoctrination for many years - going off the rails and had to find my own path.

    Life following breaking free from such indoctrination is hard and the outside world once breaking free can make you go a little crazy especially when being given such a liberty that you once never had. My advice to everyone that is considering leaving is to do your research, build up a network of friends..... Save some money, and take the leap only when you are secure... There is always a high probability that your family may shun your existence therefore getting a plan together is always necessary.

    If anyone ever needs to talk I will respond to all x

  18. Dave


    I stumbled across this website today and must say how moved I am to hear all the testimonies of people suffering at the hands of a religion which has left many feeling scarred, jaded and isolated from their nearest and dearest.

    I have never been a Muslim - I was bought up a devout Jehovahs Witness from birth. Bought up to believe that the worlds end was coming and that I had to conform or die..... I was bought up in a physical and sexually abusive household and had no outside help because we were strictly told that 'worldly association' was not allowed.

    I fortunately was able to leave in my mid teens but bared the scars of my indoctrination for many years - going off the rails and had to find my own path.

    Life following breaking free from such indoctrination is hard and the outside world once breaking free can make you go a little crazy especially when being given such a liberty that you once never had. My advice to everyone that is considering leaving is to do your research, build up a network of friends..... Save some money, and take the leap only when you are secure... There is always a high probability that your family may shun your existence therefore getting a plan together is always necessary.

    If anyone ever needs to talk I will respond to all x

  19. Mila K


    I left Islam when I was 12. I'm now 23 years old and agnostic. Most of my friends are Muslim and I want to meet people who I can relate to more.

  20. Abdullah Gilani

    , Battersea

    i was born in Pakistan with very strict Conservative Muslim family, i came here as asylum seeker at the age of 14, my step father use to beat me every time because of not praying, they always force me to do Muslim practice, and i had to do it because i was in fear that he might kill me. my mother bought me here because she no longer wanted to see me suffer science then i have been living alone in UK.

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