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Muslim Community Should Stand Behind Its Progressive Bloggers – Junaid Jahangir

Recently, ex-Muslim atheists complained that their pages are increasingly being blocked on Facebook. They have created a petition here to ask Facebook to protect one of its most vulnerable communities. This mob behaviour is not innocuous for it has led to the death of secular bloggers in Bangladesh and Maldives. A Christian governor in Indonesia …

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On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider

In twenty-first-century America, what happens to a young woman who has wised up and quit a faith-based ideology that ordains the second-class status of women, the submissiveness of wives to husbands (even violent husbands), the partial disinheritance of female heirs in favor of their male counterparts, the stoning of adulterers (and especially adulteresses, given the …

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After the Orlando Massacre, We Cannot Ignore the Connection Between Islam and Anti-Gay Bigotry

This week, we were again forced to confront the face of religion at its extremes — this time in the largest single-shooter killing in American history. 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, with an additional 53 sustaining injuries. The shooter, a 29-year-old American-born man of Afghan descent named Omar Mateen, had …

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Panel: Islam & Atheism (2015 American Atheists National Convention)

Heina Dadabhoy, Sarah Haider, Muhammad Syed, and Kelly Damerow (moderator) speaking on a panel at the 2015 American Atheists National Convention in Memphis, TN Heina Dadabhoy spent their childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in their right mind would have believed that they would grow up to be an atheist feminist secular humanist. Heina …

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We Need More Liberals Willing to Critique Islam, Says Ex-Muslim Leader

The American Humanist Association just uploaded several videos from its recent conference in Denver. I’ll post a few of them over the next day or so, but the crown jewel so far has to be Sarah Haider‘s speech about the necessity of liberal critiques of Islam. Read more at… Video of Sarah’s talk at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0plC24YuoJk

Highlights from the Ex-Muslims of North America’s Reddit AMA

Yesterday, several leaders of the Ex-Muslims of North America did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, answering all sorts of questions from the site’s members. [infobox title=’Here were excerpts from the thread (with edits):’] Q: What can ex-Muslims like me who are living in Muslim countries do to make things better for other ex-Muslims without …

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