10 July 2007
No Ex-Muslims in Leicester?
In view of the large Muslim population in Leicester, I'm surprised that you do not seem to have given any coverage to the setting up of the "Council of ex-Muslims of Britain". [This was set up by Mariam Namazie, Secularist of the Year in 2005, who spoke about Humanism at Leicester's Secular Hall in February this year.]
Many Islamic states still threaten people with death under Sharia law if they leave Islam.
Telegraph News Item
Your recent defence of free speech by support for the knighthood to Salman Rushdie is admirable. But one wonders how many people in the Muslim community are afraid to express their doubts about religion in view of the many threats against infidels that one reads in the Quran.
Not all local Muslims are regular attenders at the Mosques. In fact I notice that the large Mosque on the corner of Conduit Street appears to be in a state of neglect in view of the uncleared weeds and rubbish accumulating around it.
I had the good fortune to be brought up without 'religion' or 'faith' (other than in reason and humanity). Thus none can punish me for apostasy. I join CEMB because freedom from \ of religion should be a human right for all, not just those who by an accident of birth have the good fortune not to be from a lineage that espouses sharia or similar laws and practices.
BTW, the 'mosque' on conduit street is empty because it promotes a watered down, cultural, liberal, dare i say it secular version of islam which is not popular with the youth who go elsewhere to learn the authentic teachings of Allah and his messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).
The youth are turning back to Islam with over 50% praying all their prayers each day to give own sign of this, the hijab which was rare only a few years ago is now the norm and thousands of Brits like myself embrace Islam every year.
Anytime you wish to learn about Islam come down to our stall in the city centre we hold on Saturdays, our's is the one on Gallowtree gate but there are others starting to do this now and you might be fortunate enough to turn up on one of the days we get one of the people of Britain to publicly reject secularism and other false idiologies and embrace the message of Islam - God's final message and his true path to follow.
Leicester Da'wah Stall.