‘I will be celebrating my 27th birthday in a few days and as I enter into a new year of my life, I think it is time to renounce religion openly…The CEMB is doing a great job by providing a forum for Ex-Muslims and taking a stand against the brutality of this religion.’ – Hassan

‘After 20 yrs of Islam, I finally gave up the prison for my freedom. My main issue with Islam is the awful injustice against women and as a woman myself I could not stand for a religion which belittles me…well done CEMB for creating this unified voice for ex-Muslims!’ – Pariah

Dear friends

These are just two of the many testimonies of ex-Muslims on the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain’s (CEMB) website and forum.

Clearly, an organisation like ours is essential in this day and age – breaking taboos, defending free expression and rights, and challenging Islamism head on. As you well know, it’s not easy and people who do so deserve our full support, including those in the Middle East, North Africa and elsewhere.

20 year old atheist Egyptian blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy is one such person. She has recently posted nude photos of herself as ‘screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’. She must be unequivocally defended!

You can find out more about the work the CEMB is doing on our newly designed website and via links below.

Thank you for all your support over the past year; we couldn’t have done it without you.

Please do continue to support the CEMB in any way you can. Given the ‘controversial’ work that we do, our only support comes from freethinkers and secularists like you. Every little bit helps go a long way in the fight that lies ahead. If you’d like to donate to our work, please either send a cheque made payable to CEMB to BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK or give via Worldpay.

Thanks again.

Warmest wishes


Maryam Namazie
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain


1. Visit CEMB’s new website designed by volunteer Ciaran Frain.

2. We also have a CEMB Youtube page with many videos by and about people who have left Islam.

3. Maryam Namazie also has a blog on freethoughtblogs where she comments daily on a number of issues including Islam and Islamism.

4. See CEMB’s statement in support of Charlie Hebdo, the French publication firebombed for its criticism of Islam.

5. Watch Maryam Namazie on the Jinn and Tonic show this Saturday 19 November.

6. Support a free and secular Middle East and North Africa by signing our Manifesto.

7. See an updated list of members here.

8. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain was launched in June 2007. The launch video has been seen by nearly 200,000 people.

9. For further information contact:
Maryam Namazie
Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
BM Box 1919
London WC1N 3XX
telephone: +44(0)7719166731
e-mail: ex-muslimcouncil@googlemail.com
website: www.ex-muslim.org.uk


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