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£3,459
raised of £3,000 target by 99 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,459 to provide emergency accommodation for ex-Muslims at risk

    London, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th June 2020

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    Council of Ex Muslims of Britain (CEMB) is raising funds for the first emergency shelter for ex-Muslims in order to provide accommodation and support in the UK to those at serious risk to their lives because of their apostasy from Islam.

    Apostasy from Islam can result in the death penalty in a dozen countries in the world causing many to flee. In Britain, other consequences can include honour-based violence, forced marriages, exorcisms, ostracisation and shunning, homelessness, self-harming, suicide and more.

    CEMB supports 600 ex-Muslims a month, including via one on one support, monthly meet-ups and support groups. Some of the ex-Muslims who turn to our organisation are in need of emergency accommodation after having been made homeless by their families or because they have been forced to escape in order to save their lives. In the cases of young people under the age of 16, even though it may be difficult, CEMB can ensure they are rehoused appropriately. However, in cases where the young person is over the age of 16, they have been left to fend for themselves, with little to no support, particularly in light of severe cuts in public services and refuge spaces.

    Until now, CEMB has been forced to provide limited emergency accommodation at hotels, which is neither practical nor cost-effective. With your support, CEMB hopes to provide a long-term and safe solution for those at greatest risk by establishing the first ex-Muslim refuge in the world.

    Purchase of a refuge space, as well as maintenance and utilities will cost £300,000. Whilst we realise this is an insurmountable amount, any money raised here will be used to provide emergency accommodation and support to those at greatest risk with the aim of working towards the first permanent refuge for ex-Muslims. (More wishful thinking: If you have a building you would like to donate temporarily even, please get in touch with m.namazie@ex-muslim.org.uk).

    Thank you for any support!

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    • Maryam Namazie1 month ago
      Maryam Namazie

      Maryam Namazie

      1 month ago

      Thank you again lovely people for helping to raise money for a CEMB refuge. Unfortunately the money is not near enough to have our first refuge, but it is a lot to assist ex-Muslims in need of emergency support. FYI, out of £3,459 that was raised, we received £3,333.90. £2,013.39 in December 2019 and the second and final installment of £1,320.51 on 29 June 2020. Will give you a final accounting of it when it is all spent. Thanks again for your immense generosity!

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    • Maryam Namazie1 month ago
      Maryam Namazie

      Maryam Namazie

      1 month ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to all you lovely people who supported my JustGiving campaign to raise money for a refuge. Unfortunately the money is not near enough to have our first refuge, but it will still go a long way in assisting ex-Muslims in need of emergency support. We are receiving the final installment this week and have already helped many ex-Muslims and will continue to do so until the money is full spent. Will give you a final accounting of it when it is all spent. Thanks again for your immense generosity!

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    • Maryam Namazie2 months ago
      Maryam Namazie

      Maryam Namazie

      2 months ago

      Hello dear friends Thank you so much for your wonderful support. We have raised more than our target - all because of your generosity. Clearly, this is not enough to set up our own refuge, however, the money has and will continue to be extremely helpful to ex-Muslims in dire need of emergency support. Once the money has been fully spent, I will provide you with a report. Until then, I wanted you to know that it is being well spent. Thanks again and please stay safe. warm wishes Maryam Namazie

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    99

    • Joseph Stokes

      Joseph Stokes

      Jun 1, 2020

      I am in the States and am so very proud of what you are doing. I was raised secular and am a septuagenarian life long atheist &, actually, an antitheist! Best of luck!

      £20.00

    • Ian Foote

      Ian Foote

      Jun 1, 2020

      I hope one day this won't be necessary. Until then I want to help in the best way I can.

      £50.00

    • Joseph Stokes

      Joseph Stokes

      May 1, 2020

      I am in the States and am so very proud of what you are doing. I was raised secular and am a septuagenarian life long atheist &, actually, an antitheist! Best of luck!

      £20.00

    • Ian Foote

      Ian Foote

      May 1, 2020

      I hope one day this won't be necessary. Until then I want to help in the best way I can.

      £50.00

    • Jon Jackson

      Jon Jackson

      Apr 21, 2020

      £20.00

    • Joseph Stokes

      Joseph Stokes

      Apr 1, 2020

      I am in the States and am so very proud of what you are doing. I was raised secular and am a septuagenarian life long atheist &, actually, an antitheist! Best of luck!

      £20.00

    • Ian Foote

      Ian Foote

      Apr 1, 2020

      I hope one day this won't be necessary. Until then I want to help in the best way I can.

      £50.00

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    Maryam Namazie

    Maryam Namazie

    London, UK

    Maryam Namazie is the Spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB). CEMB provides support to ex-Muslims, campaigns for an end to blasphemy and apostasy laws, and defends secularism and universal rights.

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