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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GenderHuman Rights

Surah Nisa 34 (Q4:34) – Does the Quran condone domestic violence?

The author, Hassan Radwan identifies as an Agnostic Muslim and is the founder of the first Agnostic Muslims organization. You can read more about him and the work of Agnostic Muslims at http://agnoslims.com . His prior work includes founding CEMB (Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain). Verse 34 of Surah al-Nisa. …

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Human RightsVoices

From The Saudi Kingdom to EXMNA (and back)

During an evening out on my very last weekend of a six month trip to the United States, I took a moment to observe the group of people I had been hanging out with for the past couple of hours. This was a group that in some ways felt closer …

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Human RightsReligion

Why I left ‘Islam’ and chose not to return

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. On reading Sidra Mahmood’s response to the VICE News documentary ‘Rescuing Ex-Muslims: …

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ReligionVoices

The Ex-Muslim Revolution – Episode 1: Eid-al-Adha

Episode 1: Eid-al-Adha Armin Navabi, Hina, Karim, Lina, Muhammad Syed, Omar & Yasin discuss the celebration of Eid-ul-Adha, the pilgrimage to Mecca and the attempt of Abraham to kill Ishmael

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Religion

Death by Cognitive Dissonance (On Eid-al-Adha)

This is a guest post by Nubeal Dada. Nubeal is an ex-muslim based in Pakistan who works in information technology and is passionate about social problems related to divorce and religion. He can be reached directly at @nubeals It happens every year, so why should this year be any different? …

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Human RightsVoices

It’s everyone’s obligation to help…

This a guest-post from Sara, an Iraqi Ex-Muslim who currently works as a pediatrician in the US. I was a refugee. I remember the night we left Iraq. Driving through the desert to the Jordanian border at night to escape war and persecution. I remember the officer who rummaged through …

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Human RightsNews

David Cameron’s speech on Extremism & Sarah Haider’s talk on the need for liberal critique

David Cameron speech on extremism is amazing, it hits all the right notes AND seems to be mirroring a lot of the same points Sarah Haider​ made last month at her talk at American Humanist Association. National Union of Students & CAGE   Extremism effects Muslims the most   We …

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Science

Life on Earth: From Micro to Macro

This is a guest post by Dr. Asim Sahebzada, Ph.D. who is a geo-scientist and hails from Pakistan. Why should we care in the first place as to how did the ancient life looked like or how have humans and other primates evolved? Humans were sent by God from Heavens …

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