22 year old Imad Iddine Habib founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco. That is a first, a public atheist organisation in a country with Islam as the state religion, and as you most probably anticipate, the religion of ‘peace’and ‘tolerance’ strikes back, he has received numerous threats.
He is now on the run and hiding from the police, who want to arrest him for the “crime” of “shaking a Muslim’s faith.”
Moroccan atheist Imad Eddin Habib is now on the run, after police began searching for him last week. Habib told Irshad Manji‘s Moral Courage TV that officers confronted his father, asking him to bring an end to his son’s activism. Habib is the founder of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Morocco, which aims for the “application of a secular constitution.”…
Atheism is not criminalised in Morocco, but Article 220 of the country’s Penal Code forbids “shaking a Muslim’s faith”. The article’s vague wording can be used to punish anyone who criticises Islam openly, or promotes any other faith with a jail sentence of up to three years. Ahmed Benchemsi wrote that this says that “when you live in Morocco, you can think whatever you want of religion, but you better keep it for yourself.”
Today, 15th May is a day on which you can stand with Imad.
- Send letters of protest to the Moroccan embassy
- Tweet #Imad, #Atheist, #exMuslim
- Click “like” on the Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco’s Facebook page
- You can also sign up at – I support International Imad Day and also here on ex-muslim.org.uk
“If Morocco doesn’t apply universal human rights, we will turn into another religious dictatorship” – Imad Eddin Habib