- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On November 29, 2011
- 5 Comments
- Pakistan, Saeed Khalid
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is supporting ‘apostate’ Khalid Saeed’s demand for asylum in Sweden. We are astonished to hear he has been refused asylum and urge the Swedish authorities to reconsider and grant him protection.
Mr Saeed is a long-time member of our organisation. We are an organisation made up of people who have publicly renounced Islam in order to break the taboo that comes with doing so. Although, we in the west are free to make such decisions, notwithstanding the threats and intimidation, in other countries, specifically in this case Pakistan. Given the high exposure of our organisation as well as the well-founded fear of persecution he faces, we believe his life would be in danger if he were to be returned to his country of origin. Mr Saeed has already been attacked for his views on Islam in Pakistan and fears for his safety and life if he is forcibly returned.
To support Mr Khalid’s right to refuge, please sign the petition here.