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.
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 putting our lives in danger? I do not want to become another Raif Badawi. A: Write! Speak out but do so anonymously. You can purchase a VPN that will anonymize your connection and allow you to avoid detection. If you’re in a particularly dangerous location perhaps use TOR or encrypt your posts and email them to us or other secularists that can post them for you. Organize Muslims to stand up for principles that will protected everyone. The solution to Shia-Sunni-Ahmedi-etc conflicts are secularism. One can fight for secularism while outwardly going through the motions of being a devout muslim. … Ultimately we have to stand up and demand change. Unfortunately asking a billion odd people to change won’t come without cost and the first people to make a demand of that magnitude usually are the ones to suffer most. It’s an individual choice on what you can do and what you are willing to risk.