Walking away from religion is seldom easy. It can be psychologically difficult to lose one’s faith in God, emotionally painful to doubt the existence of life after death, and existentially trying to come to terms with the fact that there is nothing supernatural out there: no magical realms, no paranormal
1 Censoring others
If someone insulted Islam or Allah or the Prophet, what would your response be? If you could just shut someone up to prevent him from insulting or critiquing Islam, would you?
2 Critique of Islam
What about critique of Islam? Is that permitted or should that not be allowed ? Are
The content below is from a speech by Maryam Namazie co-founder of the Council of Ex-Musims of Britain during the 5th Imagine No Religion conference in Vancouver, Canada (5-7 June 2015).
The global rise of Islamism in particular and the religious-Right in general has turned the demand for secularism into an urgent task
I've had a few people asking me why it's such a big deal for ex-muslims to come out.
It really shouldn't be a big deal for a person to lose their faith or convert to another religion.
But within Muslim Communities, It's still a very big taboo.
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Niloy Neel was murdered
Zakir Naik is annoying.
Not just because he's poisoning the minds of young impressionable children and is a terrorist supporter.
But because he wears goofy sized suits.
Like seriously couldn't one of his handlers take him to a tailor and have them make better fitting suit for him with pants that go past
These are some of the things that Muslims have thought about us Ex-Muslims who have decided to leave Islam. Some of them may sound absurd but bear in mind, they have indeed happened to some of us at some point or another.
1. We are the Anti-Christ or we are a
If you had ask me this question, even five or eight years after the tragic events of 9/11, I would have said “It means nothing, there’s really no difference between being a Muslim and a Ex-Muslim” but lately, this isn’t the case anymore, being apathetic to current events especially those