FreeThoughtHuman Rights

The taboo of drawing Mohammed

A. R. Mirza is a Canadian ex-muslim interested in exploring the history of religious traditions and how they influence today’s world especially Islam in the modern world. Drawing Mohammed has always been a controversial issue, in school we were taught that it was “haram” of forbidden. But as of late …

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FreeThoughtHuman Rights

Draw Mohammed Day

Omar is a Canadian graduate in technology, this is his first post on the topic of Islam and Blasphemy. Today is draw Muhammad day. I think it’s important for us to talk about why such a day is needed, and why this day isn’t what a lot of people, specifically …

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FreeThoughtHuman Rights

A Bangladeshi Ex-Muslim on Avijit Roy’s Death

I’ve more or less stepped away from online activism of any sort for a few years now but this is absolutely breaking my heart and I don’t how else to cope. Three days ago, an American blogger and author of Bangladeshi origin was leaving a book fair in Dhaka when …

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Human Rights

Secondhand story of an occupation

Palestine is hard to talk about – its recent history frustratingly arduous to track with all the failed peace initiatives, ceasefires and UN resolutions. It seems to be stuck in an endless video loop. And many of us have watched this on screen our whole lives. Smoke. Fire. Dead children. …

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Human Rights

Twitter’s Attack on Free Speech

If you are active on Twitter, you may have encountered the #TwitterTheocracy campaign which was initiated on June 10, 2014 by EXMNA (Ex-Muslims of North America).1 It was trending very high for several hours on the 10th and beyond, and was endorsed by thousands including accomplished scientists and writers such as Richard …

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GenderHuman Rights

No, Doc, you are NOT a hero for telling my daddy I’m a virgin

  Hey! Guess what the subject of this blog post is! Virginity tests! Again!!! Joy! But first, here is a bit of a preamble talking about my tone in this piece and my approach regarding critique of Islam in general. If you don’t want to hear it, you can scroll …

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Human RightsOpinion

The racism of the white wolf who cried Islamophobia

  There’s a bee in my bonnet. Let’s talk about the racism of the white wolf who cried Islamophobia. I’m tired of a certain faction of Western liberals, especially white guys, Westsplaining about how anti-Muslim bigotry and Western colonialism and imperialism and international geopolitics provide *essential context* for understanding the …

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Human Rights

Alia speaks

Her voice is like glass. It has the clink and tingle of something fine and delicate. Even her hesitation before saying something she had to wring out of the past is like a muffled chime. I can tell just by listening to her, Alia is beautiful. When she was twelve, …

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Human Rights

To the girls in the video on niqab…

They say : This liberates you? I want to known for my intellect and not for how short my skirt is …communication barrier… BEHOLDEN I don’t want to be just another rape statistic …status of women is decreasing… …Western women as sex object… …honors me, protects me, it tells me …

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Human Rights

Saudi Arabia (allah’s self appointed defence attorney)

Just when you thought I was done writing about Saudi Arabia’s malignant religious grandiose disorder and it’s hideous crimes against humanity, here I go again exposing the proud (birth place of Islam) protector of it’s holy grounds for the blood thirsty enraged monster it really is. Ashraf Fayadh  is the latest …

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