World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Council of Ex-Muslims: Updates and Reminders

Council of Ex-Muslims: Updates and Reminders

March 14: International Day to Defend Blasphemers and Apostates

We will be organising another international day to defend blasphemers and apostates. On the day we will be publishing our report on the status of apostates internationally with Atheist Alliance International and highlighting a number of cases, such as that of Alex Aan, Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, Raif Badawi, Turki Al-Hamad and Hamza Kashgari.

Ex-Muslim groups in the USA and France

Waleed Al-Husseini, the Palestinian blogger and atheist who CEMB advocated on behalf when he was arrested by the Palestinian Authority in 2010 is now in Paris, France and is organising a Council of Ex-Muslims of France with our help. For those interested in joining or assisting in the establishment of the new organisation, click here.

Also, Muslimish, a group of US-based ex-Muslims and Muslims with questions about Islam, has regular meetings in NYC, Detroit and online and are launching new groups in Washington DC and Chicago. For more information, click here.

Both organisations are affiliated with the CEMB and are part of a large network of Council of Ex-Muslims, which began in Germany.

Meet-ups and events in Britain

There are regular events and meet-ups in the UK, which you can find here. Upcoming events in London include: an apostate refugee and asylum meet-up and an ex-Muslim women’s lunch in February as well as evening drinks with Sudanese atheist Nahla Mahmoud on 22 March. There is an event in Manchester as well as bowling and an infidelicious lunch in Leeds. Moreover, I will be speaking in Birmingham, Frankfurt, Washington DC and Dublin in the next few months.

June anniversary luncheon in London and Poster Competition results

Given the success of last year’s anniversary luncheon, we are holding a 6th anniversary luncheon in London on 15th June at 1230pm for a 1pm start with keynote speaker Kenan Malik and lots of other great speakers and entertainers. Tickets are £35; £30 unwaged. Reserve your space now. Please note that the winners of our poster competition organised by Sultan Aman will be announced at the lunch. If you want to submit a poster, here is more information on our requirements.

Nomination for Journalist of the Year

For your information, I have been shortlisted for Journalist of the Year Award at the Dods Women in Public Life Awards for my personal blog. I am delighted, particularly given some of the other women shortlisted like our young hero Malala Yousefzai who has been shortlisted for the International Women’s Rights Champion Award. To see the shortlist for all awards, click here.

Computer and other help

We urgently need someone with MySQL database knowledge to help us. If you have such knowledge and some time to spare, can you please email me at exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com?

If you haven’t already, read member statements or join the CEMB here and participate in the active CEMB web-forum.

Also, don’t forget to donate to our important work. Any amount helps and makes a huge difference in our fight against Islamism and in support of apostates and blasphemers in the UK and internationally.

For those of you who have already donated, thank you. A particularly special thanks goes to those who have been donating regularly via standing order. We couldn't do all our work without your support!

Warmest wishes

Maryam

Maryam Namazie
Spokesperson
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 


$1 Billion In Reparations For Iraq's Invasion Of Kuwait

UN Panel Pays Out Over $1 Billion in Reparations for Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait More>>

UN-Backed Tsunami Warning System Test

A view of the destruction caused by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 26 December 2004 in Point Pedro, a small fishing village in northern Sri Lanka. UN Photo/Evan Schneider More>>

Al Jazeera To Mark 300 Days Since Arrests Of Journalists

• 300 second montage to mark 300 days to be aired on Al Jazeera • Parents of Peter Greste say the past 300 days has been stressful Doha , 23 October, 2014 More>>

4 Months’ Jail For French Journos Should Be Enough

'We hope it will be a lesson for foreigners to not violate their visas in Indonesia.' More>>

Support Needed For Olive Farmers In Palestinian Territory

Olive trees in the Palestinian town of Ni'lin in 2008 were very close to expanding Israeli settlements. Photo: IRIN/Shabtai Gold More>>

ALSO:

Use Of Drones In Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights

22 October 2014 – The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United Nations independent human rights expert warned today. More>>

Gaza: Pledges For Aid, Reconstruction Must Be Honoured

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. Security Council President for the month of October, María Cristina Perceval of Argentina, is at ... More>>

Ebola: UN Prepares For Arrival Of Trial Vaccines

In early October 2014, with the help of the US Navy, a new mobile laboratory opened at Island Clinic, one of the WHO-supported Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Monrovia, Liberia. Photo: WHO/R. Sørenson More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news