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 [email protected] We atheists are doing what we’ve always done: calling for compassion, both from our peers and in our lawmaking. …

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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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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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Voices

The EXMNA Effect!

October 27, 2013: Folks, please welcome Hina. Hina, please introduce yourself! Thanks Nas! I’m so excited to be a part of this group, I attended my first meet-up last night in Toronto. I’ve been an ex-Muslim for about 7 years now and was mostly agnostic till recently. My father passed …

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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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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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OpinionVoices

The Secret Lives of Immigrants

I’m an immigrant. No, not one of those 2nd generation, born and raised in the West sort of immigrants. I’m the real deal. I was born and raised in a middle-class family in Lahore, Pakistan, to a businessman father and a homemaker mother. After 9/11, my family feared for our …

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Voices

I Cheated Present-Day Me

This is a guest post by Kheir. You can follow him on Twitter @schwanncells. Every time I see this photo up above, I tear up. The elephant was killed in a train crash. The level of respect this person has for the creature is simply beautiful. Words cannot begin to …

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Voices

What It Is Like To Be A Closet Ex-Muslim Woman

The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. If you have read my previous blogposts, you would know that I am still a closet Ex Muslim. I have been hiding in this closet for more than 15 months. I still have to carry on …

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Voices

A Short Poem

(Image Credit: Katerina Plotnikova Photography) My soul runs free, Not trapped in your ignorance, Not enclosed in your bigotry. My guilt is wiped out, My fears fly away, My tears are dried away. My zest for understanding returns, My longing for freedom prevails. You may wrap me in garbs, You …

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