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What it’s Like to be an Ex-Muslim Immigrant

Conventional wisdom goes that the children of immigrants will become more naturally integrated into their societies than their parents. Exposed to their country’s culture from …

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The Ideas “Poisoning” Young Muslim Minds

“Our youth are being corrupted by moral decay.” So goes the refrain of traditionalists and moral crusaders the world over. The supposed culprits are many, …

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The Politics of Apostasy

When 16-year-old French teenager Mila Orriols faced death threats and harasment after publicly calling Islam a “shitty religion,” it ignited an argument across France. Mila, …

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The Afterimage of Patriarchy

No matter the tradition, religious oppression always seems to weigh heaviest on women. The burdens of male guardianship, clothing regulations, and modesty culture cast a …

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Religion, against Piglets and for Nothing

What does religion do best? Social cohesion? Stabilizing society’s moral compass? Keeping people a safe distance from the precipice of nihilism? Or – maybe – …

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Pathologizing Apostasy

The 2017 Pew poll of American Muslims found that 24% of those raised Muslim leave Islam. The GAMAAN survey of 50,000 Iranians found that 46.6% …

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10 Myths about Ex-Muslims

Ex-Muslims are a large, diverse, and growing population, particularly in the West, symptomatic of much-discussed trends toward secularization writ large. At the same time, they …

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