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The latest press releases from Ex-Muslims of North America
Ex-Muslims of North America Applauds Raskin Sponsorship of Atheist Prisoner of Conscience Mubarak Bala
Rep. Raskin announced his sponsorship of Bala on May 16th, 2023, further urging Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to issue a pardon for the atheist activist.
Ex-Muslims of North America Responds to DDoS Attack on WikiIslam
After a brief initial outage, WikiIslam remains up and running.
EXMNA Co-founder Sarah Haider Announces Departure as Executive Director
Ex-Muslims of North America announces today that Sarah Haider, Executive Director, has decided to leave the organization after nearly 10 years of service.
WikiIslam Now Available in Arabic | ويكي إسلام متاح الآن باللغة العربية
The indispensable resource for critical and skeptical perspectives on the Islamic faith can now reach a much wider audience in the Islamic world.
EXMNA Applauds UN Condemnation of Death Penalty for Blasphemy and Apostasy, Urges Further Action
A moratorium on the death penalty for apostasy and blasphemy is welcome. It should be followed by a condemnation of the laws themselves.
EXMNA Strongly Condemns Murder of Mahsa Amini, Supports Iranian Protests
The protests that have unfolded across Iran, initially in response to the Amini murder, have expanded to cover a range of demands, including an end to the current Islamic Republic.
Ex-Muslims of North America Voices Strong Disagreement with SCOTUS Roe Reversal, Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights
Ex-Muslims of North America expressed its deep displeasure and disagreement with the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, saying it holds grim implications for the future of women’s rights and autonomy in the United States.
Ex-Muslims of North America Announce New Features and Additions to Persecution Tracker, Marking One-Year Anniversary
Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) is proud to announce a new milestone in the growth of its Persecution Tracker.
Ex-Muslims of North America Call on Facebook to Reverse New Policy, Says Community Standard Harms Marginalized Groups
On July 6, Facebook’s Director of Content Policy Stakeholder Engagement, Peter Stern, wrote to Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) Director Sarah Haider outlining the platform’s new policy banning “attacks” against religious institutions.
EXMNA Announces Apostate Report, Findings from the First Ever Survey of North American Ex-Muslims
Today, Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) announced the release of its Apostate Report, the results of a wide-ranging, first-of-its-kind survey of North American ex-Muslims.
EXMNA, Secular Groups Hold Historic Meeting with White House
EXMNA highlighted shared secular priorities of church-state separation and urged the Biden Administration to be mindful of the underrepresentation of atheists and the non-religious among those granted refugee status in the United States.
WikiIslam overhaul milestone achieved
Ex-Muslims of North America is proud to announce the completion of a milestone in our overhaul of WikiIslam, bringing us one step closer towards producing a fair, unbiased, yet skeptical resource on Islam.
EXMNA unveils novel tool, "Persecution Tracker," cataloging hate against atheists and other religious minorities
Ex-Muslims of North America unveils a first-of-its-kind tool designed to catalog global incidents of violence and persecution against religious minorities and freethinkers at the hands of states and Islamic extremists.
We at Ex-Muslims of North America wholeheartedly condemn the brutal murder of George Floyd. The casual loss of life at the hands of law enforcement is sadly neither new nor uncommon, but instead a punishing reality.
Facebook’s reporting system being used to suppress religious freedom, says bipartisan Congressional letter
Facebook faced accusations this morning of enabling censorship on their platform through a letter from Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), co-signed by Reps. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Susan Wild (D-PA), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ).
Ex-Muslims of North America debuts billboards in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston
Alongside a first-of-its-kind “coming out” social media campaign, #AwesomeWithoutAllah, Ex-Muslims of North America stands up on behalf of those who have left Islam with national billboard campaign.
Ex-Muslims banned from Houston Hilton Starbucks for Atheist shirts
The EXMNA volunteers were taking a coffee break at the Starbucks after a day of handing out flyers and speaking with and interviewing attendees at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)’s annual conference.
Saudi Arabia: Release Peaceful Activists!
Jailing human rights activists. Lashing bloggers. Treating women as second class citizens and minorities as indentured slaves. Saudi Arabia continues to grossly violate basic standards of human rights.
Ex-Muslims of North America announce event “Ex-Muslims Rising: From Islam to Enlightenment”
Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) is organizing a panel event of three trailblazing ex-Muslim leaders in New York City this summer.
Ex-Muslims of North America announce event on Islam, Modesty and Feminism
Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) is introducing a new event in the Normalizing Dissent Tour – a first-of-its kind effort to bring apostates from Islam to campuses across North America to share their experiences and unique perspectives.
The University of Waterloo has cancelled the confirmed room reservation and security request for a sold-out event hosted by the Waterloo Atheists and Secular Humanists Club.
Ex-Muslims of North America launch campus tour
This week Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA) introduced the Normalizing Dissent Tour – a first-of-its kind effort to bring apostates from Islam to campuses across the United States and Canada.
Atheists, secularists, and Ex-Muslims call upon Facebook to address campaigns to silence religious dissent
Atheist and ex-Muslim organizations and groups are finding themselves yet again the target of censorship campaigns by religious conservatives – this time with the aid of Facebook’s reporting mechanism.
Ex-Muslims of North America Establishes New Video Series
Ex-Muslims of North America is proud to unveil a new endeavor featuring apostates who have chosen to speak out.
Apostates refused service at Wegmans bakery – fear of invoking offense led to discrimination, says Ex-Muslims of North America
Wegmans, a chain of 89 grocery stores, refused to bake and decorate a cake for a private celebration for those who have left the faith of Islam.
Ex-Muslims of North America takes ownership and operation of WikiIslam
The site known as Wikiislam has transferred its ownership over to EXMNA, which will from now on operate the wiki.
EXMNA urges support for resolution HR 290 calling for global repeal of blasphemy laws
Ex-Muslims of North America, along with a coalition of 16 secular , humanist, atheist and non-theist organizations, has asked Congress to support HR 290.
Minority Secular Organizations Receive Grants
The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has generously awarded Black Nonbelievers, Ex-Muslims of North America, and Hispanic American Freethinkers each a grant for $10,000.
Ex-Muslims of North America Granted 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status.
Ex-Muslims of North America is proud to announce that it is officially a public charity with tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.
Muslim Students Group at Ryerson University Invites Extremist Speaker
The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) of Ryerson University has invited Abdur Raheem Green, under investigation by the UK Charities Commission, to conduct a seminar at the Student Campus Centre on September 18, 2014.
Twitter Caves to Pressure from Secular Community
The tech company's action comes as a victory for global freedom of conscience and speech.
Letter to the Ambassadors of Pakistan
Ex-Muslims of North America along with a coalition of secular organizations today launched a campaign urging Pakistan to end its censorship of social media, and encouraging Twitter to reject censorship requests from Pakistan.
Campaign against #TwitterTheocracy on June 10th 2014
Twitter has agreed to use its ‘Country Withheld Tool’ to block “blasphemous tweets” in Pakistan, thus becoming complicit in suppressing free speech, and in aiding Pakistan’s blasphemy laws.
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