Thrive

What does Thriving mean to an ex-Muslim?

What do we mean by “Thriving”? Thriving is the state of feeling fully alive and connected to a meaning in life that is bigger than yourself. A state of self-actualization that is more attainable once you have your basic needs in life met, freeing you up to pursue these higher-level …

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Human Rights

Love & Hate: A Muslim community’s response to a gay wedding

Islam in North America is increasingly finding itself in deep “intersectional identity” quicksand. Recently, we have seen religious conservatives like Linda Sarsour simultaneously lauding theocratic law while selling the world on “Muslim Feminism”. Oxymoronic as that may seem, it is nothing compared to the cultural chasm that has opened up …

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OpinionReligion

Islamism: From Turkey to Canada

Vasarav is a tax attorney based in Montreal I’m a Turkish-Canadian and I’m getting a sick sense of déjà vu these days. Despite sporadic and relatively minor incidents of violence, for example a hotel set on fire in response to a Turkish publisher who wanted to publish The Satanic Verses, …

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FreeThoughtHuman Rights

It’s about time we listened to those speaking honestly about Islam

Obaid is a free speech advocate and Ex-Muslim. He was born in India and grew up in Canada. His love for science eventually lead to his abandoning Islam. Obaid can be reached via Twitter @obaidomer. Islam is a religion of peace; this has nothing to do with Islam, not all Muslims, …

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Voices

A Call For Unity – JT Eberhard

This is an edited excerpt from a talk given by JT Eberhard at the American Atheist Convention 2015. He can be reached at his blog  What would JT Do? and twitter @jteberhard We atheists are doing what we’ve always done: calling for compassion, both from our peers and in our lawmaking. …

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Human Rights

Saudi Arabia: Ahmad Al Shamri’s appeal denied, sentenced to death for atheism.

Ahmad Al Shamri, a young man in his early 20’s from the city of Hafr Al Batin has been sentenced to death after his appeal was denied by Saudi Appeals and Supreme Courts. Many on twitter were celebrating and lauding the penalty with the hash tag #مرتد_حفرالباطن stating that it was …

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FreeThoughtOpinion

Walking by Moonlight: My Journey Out of Islam

Amira is a medical professional from Texas. As a bibliophile and science enthusiast, she’s passionate about the pursuit of knowledge. This is her first publication as an Ex-Muslim. Greetings, As an ex-Muslim, the first action I would like to extend is an offering of peace, or salaam. Apostasy from Islam …

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FreeThoughtHuman Rights

Documentary on “ex-Muslims” sparks contentious debate at Portland State

This is a guest post by Andy Ngo. He is a graduate student in political science at Portland State University. His academic interests include political Islam and secularism in the Middle East and North Africa. He can be reached on twitter at @MrAndyNgo and email at [email protected] . On Nov. …

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FreeThoughtHuman Rights

Detribalization Without Tribalization

A guest post by Reza Ziai. Detribalization Without Tribalization By Reza Ziai, M.A. Psychology Copyright 2016 If you were born in the US you are likely a Christian. If you were born in Iran you are likely a Muslim. If you were born to parents of the Bantu tribe in …

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FreeThoughtVoices

What about the victims of Islam?!

This is a guest post by Soran Tarkhani. He is of Kurdish origin from Iraqi Kurdistan. In addition to working as an assistant lecturer at Salahaddin University in Erbil and is currently pursuing his PhD in political science.   Growing up in “Kurdistan” which is often affiliated with secular philosophy …

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