Maryam Namazie identifies as an ex-Muslim and an atheist.
Maryam Namazie is a founder of The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, in 2007.
Their manifesto reads:
We, non-believers, atheists, and ex-Muslims, are establishing or joining the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain to insist that no one be pigeonholed as Muslims with culturally relative rights nor deemed to be represented by regressive Islamic organisations and ‘Muslim community leaders’.
An Interview with The Londoner Magazine explains she is no longer a Muslim, but now is an atheist:
Maryam Namazie is not afraid. But she has plenty of reasons to be very afraid. “I have received many calls over the years saying I will be decapitated or killed. I have also got threats from the Islamic regime of Iran, and I have had articles about me in the Iranian newspapers, where I am called ‘immoral’ and ‘corrupt’, things that are punishable by death out there,” she says. Her crime? She was raised a Muslim but turned her back on Islam to become an atheist.
A gradual process still considered as a betrayal
Maryam did not leave Islam overnight: “It was a gradual process and part of my political awakening against the regime in Iran, political Islam, and more generally all religions in power.”
As recently as 17 hours ago (as of time of writing), she retweeted a documentary about her being an ex-Muslim.