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Category Archive: Islam

Jul 26 2014

Link Round Up 7/26/2014

The Story of the Week: Our friends over at Skptic Ink publish a joint book. Read about it here. Skeptic Ink writers visit Skeptic Canary Show to discuss their new book. I personally don’t have access to the book, but you might want to check it out. Other Story of the Week: Make sure to continue reading the …

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Jul 21 2014

Check Out Avicenna’s Very Important Post on a Rape Case in Afghanistan

This is really important. I wanted to put it in my link round ups, But Avicenna brought up some major concerns in Facebook so I decided to do the best I can. Please share this as it needs to be read. This is the post: No Honour – The men have to wash their shame with …

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Jul 21 2014

As an Ex-Muslim I Cannot Stop Caring About Islam Because It Still Defines My Life

As I have mentioned I recently submitted to Hiba Krisht’s project Ex-Hijabi Photo Journal a guest post entitled 101 Sins I Commit During the World Cup and Ramadan Just in One Day. Now my post in particular and her project in general has received a reply, which I think capsulizes many problems ex-Muslims have with the attitudes they face, …

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Jul 20 2014

Yes, Khomeini Has Really Endorsed Pedophilia

Content note: pedophilia, very very VERY disgusting pedophilia imagery. Richard Dawkins tweeted this today: “@ateisthafiz: pic.twitter.com/AcoqB97yGE” Is this a genuine quote from Ayatollah Khomeini? Can it be authenticated? — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 20, 2014 Which has led people to search google and find this post by Dan Fincke, in which he quotes Maryam Namazie quoting …

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Jul 19 2014

Check out my guest post at Ex-Hijabi Photo Journal about Ramadan

The great Hiba Krisht, aka Marwa Berro who has recently come out, and will soon grace FTB, and whom I very proud to call a friend, honored me and ran a post of my mine on her fantastic project Ex-Hijabi Photo Journal few days ago. I had no Internet access recently and my VPN was …

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Jul 12 2014

Link Round-Up 7/12/2014

Headline Story of the week: Mubarak Bala is a Nigerian openly atheist who has run into problem for leaving Islam. Read the report here and here. Story of the Week: Eduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014), the former Georgian president and the foreign minister of USSR during Gorbachev passed away last week. Read New Yorker obituary written by a Georgian, BBC …

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Jul 10 2014

Culture is the Problem

Part of this post has been copy pasted from a Facebook discussion but not the majority of it. A strange thing that I have noticed in many western liberals, and I find it perplexing, is a respect for culture as a concept. Personally not only I think culture is not a good thing, I think it’s …

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Jul 02 2014

Rouhani’s Spokesperson: Penalizing Birth Control is a Civil Rights Violation

I already covered parliament passing the first reading of an absurd law: A bill outlawing multiple forms of birth control such has passed a first reading in Iran’s parliament, which means it’s only two steps away from becoming a law. The bill bans sterilization, vasectomies, tubal ligation, and abortion, unless they are authorized (there’s already a law for abortion, but they’re …

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Jun 27 2014

Bill Maher Is Wrong about Ayatollah Sistani

Since this ISIS debacle happened, Ayatollah Sistani’s name has been heard again in the international news. On last Friday and the Friday before that, Bill Maher mentioned him and ridiculed him, as if he’s a sectarian Shiite fundamentalist. But that is not true, in the extremely fucked up atmosphere of Iraq, Sistani has been a …

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Jun 19 2014

Victory: #TwitterTheocracy Is No More

Via British Humanist Association: Twitter has unblocked a number of tweets and users of its service, which it had blocked on May 18 following requests from Pakistan, following last week’s successful campaign, led by a number of humanist and non-religious organisations. The British Humanist Association (BHA) was a signatory to a letter addressed to the UN …

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