The Freethinker is reporting that CEMB, The Council For Ex-Muslims of Britain, is in need of financial support. In these tough times, who doesn’t need help, but CEMB provides rare support for former Muslims and becoming an ex-Muslim is filled with perils including threats and loss of family and friends. Maryam Namazie, spokesperson for the organization, came out with the appeal on the 21st and summarized the good work the group is doing. They are one of the few refuges for ex-Muslims trying to escape Sharia law and the retribution that comes with being an apostate.
If you think it’s bad being an ex-Christian, ex-Jehovah’s Witness, or ex-Mormon, I would guess it’s about ten times worse leaving the religion of Islam. Most importantly, ex-members need other ex-members for emotional support. I’m sure many atheists understand how that goes as we have the tendency to be isolated so that we can be easily picked off by the religious majority. A cantankerous bunch we are, but we still need to have each others’ backs.
The Freethinker provides information on how you can donate and what they are especially asking for is if contributors can consider making donations on a monthly basis, even as low as 3 pounds which equals $4.80030 USD per the nifty currency converter found at XE.com.