December 30, 2020
URGENT ACTION: Tanzanian government must drop all the charges against Zara Kay immediately and unconditionally #JusticeForZara #ReleaseZara #FreeZaraKay The International Coalition of Ex-Muslims unequivocally condemns the arrest of Zara Kay, an Australian citizen and founder of Faithless Hijabi, a member of our Coalition. Zara was summoned to the Dar es-Salaam Oysterbay Police Station on 28 December 2020 and was held in police custody for 32 hours without a clear indication of charges. #ZaraKay’s arrest is politically motivated and the charges are now: 1) Social media post deemed to be critical of the president of Tanzania, John Magufuli (these light satirical...
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December 14, 2020
Iranian atheist activist Arsalan Rezaei was stabbed by two assailants at his home in Turkey where he had fled as a refugee. It was initially reported that he died in hospital the next day on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. We were later informed that he was alive but we made no mention of it until he reached safety. He has now given an account of his ordeal. Rezaei is a well-known admin of “Khorafatkadeh” (In Persian, “the home of superstitions”) on Instagram, Telegram and YouTube, which has anti-religion contents. He sent a message for last year’s International Atheist...
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December 9, 2020
On 10 December, International Human Rights Day, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) invites you to a sneak preview of its new documentary, “Women Leaving Islam,” 7.00-8.30pm GMT. In this powerful film, six ex-Muslim women activists share their moving stories of growing up in Muslim families and Muslim-majority countries and the violence, loss and shunning they faced because of their scepticism and apostasy. The women talk about everything from tearing their hijab on door handles as a child, wearing a burkini on a beach in Italy, wanting to scream their atheism in Mecca during Hajj, losing custody of a child...
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November 19, 2020
Ali Malik speaks to Maryam Namazie about the ex-Muslim movement, how it started, its aims and its impact on the human right to apostasy and blasphemy.
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November 19, 2020
Maryam Namazie, The Origins Podcast, 19 November 2020 Lawrence Krauss joins human rights activist Maryam Namazie at her office in London to discuss her work with The Council of Ex-Muslims, the rise of fascism in the west, blasphemy, “safe spaces”, Muslim profiling and much more.
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November 4, 2020
Maryam Namazie: Muslims are the primary victims of Islamism, sister-hood, 4 November 2020 The recent heinous attacks in France and Austria are just the latest additions to the countless Islamist terrorist attacks world-wide. Most take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia: the victims mainly Muslims – or those presumed to be Muslims due to the lottery of birth. Just this year, thousands have been killed or wounded in educational centres, farming villages, hotels, temples, mosques, government buildings, marketplaces, traffic roundabouts, on buses, in cars in Afghanistan, Chad, Iraq, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, Syria… In May...
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November 3, 2020
Rishvin Ismath is a former Islamist who co-founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka. He is the first public ex-Muslim in the country, declaring himself an ex-Muslim atheist before a Parliamentary Select Committee in 2019. Ismath was recently threatened inside the Presidential Commission of Inquiry premises by an Islamist. This took place after he was given the opportunity to cross examine Rasheed Hajjul Akbar, the former leader of the Sri Lankan Jamat e Islami for 24 years until September 2018 at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing into the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks. Ismath asked him about his propagating armed...
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November 1, 2020
“Le droit de critiquer l’islam est crucial pour nous athées de culture musulmane”, L’Express, 1 November 2020 « Le droit de critiquer l’islam est crucial pour nous athées de culture musulmane » Propos recueillis par Thomas Mahler, publié le 01/11/2020 à 13:00 , mis à jour à 16:18 Dans un entretien vibrant, la féministe iranienne Maryam Namazie appelle la gauche à voir la nature réelle des islamistes : une force politique d’extrême-droite. Née à Téhéran, Maryam Namazie a quitté l’Iran après l’avènement de la République islamique en 1979. Cette femme de gauche, féministe, militante des droits de l’homme et des réfugiés, a fondé...
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October 19, 2020
The focus on limits to free speech when a teacher has been decapitated is like focusing on a woman’s skirt when she has been raped. One does not cause the other. Your focus on speech offends me – the difference is I don’t threaten or kill for my offended sensibilities. The problem is murder not speech. #JeSuisSamuel #JesuisSamuelPaty #JeSuisCharlie
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October 19, 2020
Mohammed Cartoons are an excuse. Everything “provokes” Islamists – Being a woman, freethinker, gay, unveiled, ex-Muslim, atheist, religiously unprescribed sex, laughing out loud, music… If you think that killings will stop if you stop drawing cartoons, you cannot see the innumerable in prisons & on death row in Iran, Asia, Mid East, North Africa for “provoking” the Islamic fascists by living 21 century lives. #JeSuisSamuel #JesuisSamuelPaty #JeSuisCharlie
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