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Jumping over religion – Adventures of Fat Boy and Demon Girl

Maintaining a healthy relationship is already a challenge in itself, especially if both individuals have different religious beliefs. Being raised in a Malay Muslim family, my mum would always say, “You better make sure your future wife is small sized, slim, obedient and must be from a Madrasah!” She would remind me,

New Year 2018

2017 was a year full of momentous occasions and numerous 'firsts' for CEMSG. Particularly, we got out there and collaborated on our first give-back to society event with HPHP where we brought elderly folks out on a trip to Sentosa. We formed connections and alliances with other associations, participated in our

Islameme: The Opiate of the Unitiated

Islameme: Contraction of 2 words, Islam; A middle eastern religion based on the Abrahamic ones followed by Muslims. Meme: An idea that spreads rapidly through a culture. An Islameme is an idea that rapidly spreads through a culture, but often is a half truth or has no basis in Islam or reality. We've all

Dear “Moderate” Muslims

Dear Moderate Muslims, About ISIS and Islamism. You don't have to speak out against them, it's fine. You can choose to remain silent, that is after all a part of free speech. You don't have to mourn for the dead in Paris. You don't have to join us and condemn Islamic Terrorists. You don't have to

Rejecting Islam: The trauma of apostasy in Muslim communities

  Walking away from religion is seldom easy. It can be psychologically difficult to lose one’s faith in God, emotionally painful to doubt the existence of life after death, and existentially trying to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing supernatural out there: no magical realms, no paranormal

15 Questions Ex-Muslims Have For Muslims In Singapore

1 Censoring others If someone insulted Islam or Allah or the Prophet, what would your response be? If you could just shut someone up to prevent him from insulting or critiquing Islam, would you? 2 Critique of Islam What about critique of Islam? Is that permitted or should that not be allowed ? Are

Promoting Secularism in the Age of ISIS

The content below is from a speech by  Maryam Namazie co-founder of the Council of Ex-Musims of Britain during the 5th Imagine No Religion conference in Vancouver, Canada (5-7 June 2015).  The global rise of Islamism in particular and the religious-Right in general has turned the demand for secularism into an urgent task