The Things I Used To Ask Allah For

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When you grow up in a religion you are told that if you pray to God with pure intentions, God helps you out.  I would ask Allah for so many interesting things from childhood until apostasy.  Here’s a list of things I would ask Allah for (please keep in mind I used to think differently): Click for more!

Advocating For #BanIslam And #FreeSpeech Together Is A Contradiction

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The Context

In today’s climate, Islam is the most politicized religion in the world.  There are Islamist parties and uprisings worldwide.  There have been countless terrorist attacks in the western world where the attacker was a lone wolf terrorist “self radicalized” into the Islamist ideology.  Every time a drawing or mockery of Muhammed becomes widely circulated, Muslims all get offended and the extremist Muslims become really violent. Click to keep reading!

Episode 30: Chat With Yasmeena Ali On Being Ex-Muslim, Nude Modeling, and Escaping Honor Culture

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In the video below is my chat with Yasmeena Ali.  Yasmeena is a feminist who is an erotic nude model, atheist, vegan, and a photographer.  We discuss her childhood transitioning from Taliban Afghanistan to the United Kingdom; leaving Islam; becoming an Ex-Muslim; death threats from family; hijabi porn; sensuality versus sexuality, etc.  It was a wonderful conversation.

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My One Year With EXMNA

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Around a year and two days ago, I have joined the organization called The Ex Muslims of North America (EXMNA).  This organization is a community organization where Ex Muslims in different parts of North America host networkingbonding events.  The networking events can vary: from getting together and having drinks to skiing together.  It is all about creating friendships and solidarity. Click for more!

When A 4th Grade Class Read a Book And Thought Their Teacher Was An Actual Witch

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When I was in 4th grade my teacher read this famous children’s book to our class: The Witches By Roald Dahl.  The book is about a young boy who spends time with his grandmother and learned about real life witches from her.  He even learned how to spot a real witch through a collection of symptoms.

In this list of symptoms, there were a few physical characteristics that really stuck to the memory of my classmates and I.  Witches were bald, with large nostrils and hated children. Click for more!

Ali Rizvi’s “The Atheist Muslim” Is What We Need For Moderate Muslims

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I’ve always wanted to write more about moderate Muslims and express my great interest to that subtopic of Islam Reform.  While I have created content in the past on the subject, the book we are about to discuss certainly gives the “necessary jolt” for me to discuss moderate Muslims in the West.

General Thoughts On The Atheist Muslim

I have recently finished an audiobook of “The Atheist Muslim” By Ali Rizvi.

The book is about a wide variety of things, but if I had to sum it up it is about the conflicting ideological struggles and identity crises in the Muslim world today.

The “Muslim world” in this case consists of the global population of Muslims, from minority diasporas in the western world to Muslim majority countries in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa etc.

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