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Five Americans Who Are Standing Up Against Radical Islam

Who is doing the ground work in the struggle against Islamist extremism? A lot of the people tackling radical Islam don’t get as much press time as the jihadists they oppose. We want to introduce you to five Americans who are making a difference. Anila Ali Mohamed Amin Ahmed Stephen Suleyman …

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On Betrayal by the Left – Talking with Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider

In twenty-first-century America, what happens to a young woman who has wised up and quit a faith-based ideology that ordains the second-class status of women, the submissiveness of wives to husbands (even violent husbands), the partial disinheritance of female heirs in favor of their male counterparts, the stoning of adulterers …

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Meet the Ex-Muslims Who Denounce Islam At Great Personal Risk

There is a growing community of former Muslims who now denounce Islam. They used to be devout Muslims, who were born in religious families, and who studied Quran. Now they are, by some intrepetations of their previous faith, apostates. They don’t agree with the religion, they don’t agree with many …

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After the Orlando Massacre, We Cannot Ignore the Connection Between Islam and Anti-Gay Bigotry

This week, we were again forced to confront the face of religion at its extremes — this time in the largest single-shooter killing in American history. 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Orlando, with an additional 53 sustaining injuries. The shooter, a 29-year-old American-born man of Afghan …

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Panel: Community Building at Black Non Believer’s 5th Anniversary

Don’t have the first clue about the number of organizations within the secular community? Are you aware of the increasing diversity efforts? Do you know how important your contributions are to our growth? Come and learn more about this from activists who are directly involved!

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Ex-Muslim Sarah Haider Responds to Reza Aslan

Sarah Haider responds to Reza Aslan’s criticism of Bill Maher over Islam, while on the Godless Spellchecker Podcast.

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Panel: Islam & Atheism (2015 American Atheists National Convention)

Heina Dadabhoy, Sarah Haider, Muhammad Syed, and Kelly Damerow (moderator) speaking on a panel at the 2015 American Atheists National Convention in Memphis, TN Heina Dadabhoy spent their childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in their right mind would have believed that they would grow up to be an …

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We Need More Liberals Willing to Critique Islam, Says Ex-Muslim Leader

The American Humanist Association just uploaded several videos from its recent conference in Denver. I’ll post a few of them over the next day or so, but the crown jewel so far has to be Sarah Haider‘s speech about the necessity of liberal critiques of Islam. Read more at… Video …

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Highlights from the Ex-Muslims of North America’s Reddit AMA

Yesterday, several leaders of the Ex-Muslims of North America did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit, answering all sorts of questions from the site’s members.   Read more at… The full AMA is at http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2ygy0u/hi_im_muhammad_president_of_exmuslims_of_north/?sort=top

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North America’s Ex-Muslims Speak Out

Lance Frizzell-Reynolds, 36, converted to Islam about two years ago because he fell in love with the simplicity and beauty of the religion. “There were no elaborate and highly decorated rituals,” he said. “It was a community submitting to Allah.” Frizzell-Reynolds, a graduate student from Western Massachusetts, left Islam three …

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