10 October 2012: Day of Agreement

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Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All are calling on everyone to join the Day of Agreement.


Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and One Law for All are calling on everyone to join the Day of Agreement.

It’s quite easy to do.

On 10 October, upload the day’s logo as your avatar on social media, Tweet #dayofagreement or try it with your colleagues, family and friends.

You can also join our five minute flash-mob at 12 noon in central London. (Email for more details).

Just remember, you can’t disagree with anyone – your colleagues, spouse, lover(s), mates, neighbours, children, bosses, or even politicians…

You are not allowed to dissent, ‘offend’ or question.

And before anyone gets too excited, they have to remember that they must also agree with everything you say. It’s only fair…

Seems impossible?

But that is what is expected of those of us who question, criticise or choose to leave Islam, including many Muslims and ex-Muslims…

Try it.

And while it all seems a bit of fun – on October 10 International Day against the Death Penalty – don’t forget that there are many living under Sharia law who are daily facing threats, imprisonment and execution for merely expressing themselves.

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain
BM Box 1919, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
exmuslimcouncil@gmail.com

http://ex-muslim.org.uk/

One Law for All
BM Box 2387
London WC1N 3XX, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
onelawforall@gmail.com
www.onelawforall.org.uk

Written By: Maryam Namazie
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11 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not sure I understand the intent of the exercise. Is it a variation on “Why can’t we all just get along?” pablum I hear from my intellectually challenged Facebook  ‘friends’. Or a way to let people experience the outrage of being forced to agree with stupid ideas and egregiously harmful practices? If the former, it is BS. Why would I for a moment ‘agree’ with some of the horrendous things done in the name of right wing religion? And just how likely is it that any of those smiling Fundies are going to agree with “homosexuals should be allowed to marry,” and “there is no friggin god.”? But if it is the latter, then it might have some point, insofar as those on the Fundie end of things are forced to listen to gays, apostates and skeptics. But that’s the problem with the exercise: liberal minded people are already open to other ideas, while the fundies are the ones whose mental doors are tightly closed. It seems like a one sided learning game.

  2. Is this an attempt on some kind of joke? Why are we asked to take a stand against blasphemy? Is it actually ‘The Council of not Quite Ex-Muslims Yet’? It might be a good idea to choose to be either ironic or not ironic, instead of some fuzzy mix.

  3. The idea is not to agree but to pretend to agree, in other words lie.  
     
    I suppose you could be naughty saying all manner of things theses people find motive for murder. They have to pretend to agree or lose face.

  4. If a group of people at a public meeting reverently mash up bananas and pack them into their ears and nostrils, am I obligated to pretend to take this seriously out of respect for these loons’ beliefs? I think not. Similarly I don’t see why I have to feign respect when Christians with pained expressions of reverence and lowered eyes petition the sky god to bend the laws of causality with a magic incantation. Christianity is just as silly as the banana mashers and far more malevolent.

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