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Ex-Muslim, LGBTQ, Defiant
Omar (not his real name) tells his story of growing up as a gay ex-Muslim in a country where both homosexuality and apostasy can be met by death.
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Stephanie: The Price a Mother Paid for Leaving Islam
A Canadian woman who converted to Islam in her late-teens, Stephanie describes her journey out of religion and the adversity she has faced as a result of her apostasy.

Today, Stephanie lives in Canada, separated from her daughters who were taken to Libya. She hopes to one day be reunited again.
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Hiba: Hijab and the Illusion of Choice

Hiba grew up in Lebanon under strict Shia Hezbollah culture where family honor and sexual purity was paramount.

She speaks about growing up in a strict patriarchal context and her journey to gain her freedom.
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Mahad: Kidnapped for Allah
A gay, ex-Muslim Somali man describes his escape from a conversion therapy camp in Kenya with the help of local atheists and Ex-Muslims of North
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Jamal - Family, Conditional Love, and Leaving Islam

What does it mean to lose faith within the context of an American Somali family? Jamal talks about his loss of faith as a teenager and how his family reacted to his apostasy.
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Lina & Hazar: A Story of Family, Faith and #Pride
Two sisters of Syrian origin share their individual journeys out of religious belief.
Hazar speaks about her struggle to gain acceptance for her sexual identity, and Lina shares how painful it can be to watch someone you love leave the faith.
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Ibaad: Science vs. Faith
A student of both science and theology, Ibaad shares how his scientific curiosity and humanist values led to his rejection of faith.
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Huda: Leaving Islam as a Family
Huda and her parents speak about their journey away from Islam. How it has affected their lives and family bonds.
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Syed Rizvi - Sixty Years as an Ex-Muslim
An ex-Muslim for more than sixty years, Syed Rizvi's path to non-belief is a story as old as the partition of India.

With the wisdom of more than eighty years guiding him, Syed Rizvi shares a small party off his journey out of faith.
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Lawan: Between Two Narratives – Kurdish and Ex-Muslim
Growing up in Dubai and studying Islam for 12 years, Lawan (now an atheist) shares his thoughts on leaving the faith and forming a sense of identity as a minority within a minority.
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Ghada: Saudi Women are Not Worth Any Less
Raised in Saudi as a hijabi, Ghada shares her story going from a believing woman to a life happy and free without god. She reflects over the gendered nature of religion – the roles forced upon women and men, the justifications for inequality, and the ever-present desire for a life without bounds.
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Obaid: "How weak is your God?"
Obaid’s line of work has taken him across the globe: he has spent time in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sudan and Haiti. An unflinching advocate for free speech and inquiry, Obaid describes how his experiences working abroad have informed his views on the religious resistance to scrutiny and Islam’s opposition to free thought.
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Hina: Islam and Shaming Women
Having grown up in the two largest Muslim countries in the world - Pakistan and Indonesia - Hina describes how her firsthand experience of religious shame as a young girl has shaped her views on Islam and its repressive attitudes towards women.
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Sarra: I Will Not Be Erased by Islam
Born in Tunisia and inspired by the study of philosophy, Sarra shares her journey out of Islam and how she has utilized the Internet to help others struggling to leave the faith.

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