sorry for my ignorance, but how is this forum funded and administered. (and who owns the domains etc).
i am neither an ex muslim nor am i from britain. i am just saying that the forum in its own right deserves international visibility.
@highoctane. thanks for the info on 'ex muslim forum' searches.
This forum came about in a rather unplanned and ad hoc manner and is run by volunteers and good will - I think someone wrote a history somewhere but can't find it - however briefly:
Berbs and I heard about Maryam Namazie launching CEMB and were very excited by that and contacted her to say it would be great to have an online forum also as most ex-Muslims will not be able to go public, (Berbs and I were both posting on FFI at the time but wanted somewhere more balanced and truly empathetic to the needs of ex-Muslims). Maryam was full of support and originally a Google Group was setup up but left it to us to sort out something better. Oz and Wisehaven joined us (they also posted at FFI) and Oz got the help of the chap who runs Rant n Rave forum (can't remember his name) and he let us use his server and talked me through buying the domain name councilofexmuslims and setting it all up. Oz with the help of others set up the forum software. I don't know what the costs are for the server we share or how much we are contributing to that - perhaps OZ can tell you - but I have paid for the domain name each year since we started in late 2007. There are no other costs as far as I know - and as I say we rely on the good will of our volunteer Admin and Mods - May Allah shower them with Mercy and give them a high place in Janna... Ameen!