The Token Ex-Muslim

“There are times when silence becomes an accomplice to injustice.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Infidel Taking the Plunge and Living Authentically  I consider myself a lucky ex-Muslim. When I came out to my family about my apostasy, I did not face violence or hatred. I was not ostracised. Certain family members and friends expressed sadness, but […] Read more

Anti-Islamophobia Motion: Progressive and Helpful? Or Not So Much?

It’s been a couple of days since Canada passed M103, the non-binding motion in Parliament condemning Islamophobia and other forms of systemic racism. On right and left wing outlets alike, the motion has attracted a lot of coverage and opinions, and unleashed protests, counter-protests, demonstrations and online petitions. While liberal commentators have restricted themselves to […] Read more

‘Blasphemy’: Increased Attacks on Freethinkers

On 16 March, ex-Muslim atheist H Farook, a father of two, was hacked to death in India. He was known to the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) Sri Lanka affiliate organisation and was killed for his views. Several men have been arrested for his murder. In Pakistan, Ayaz Nizami and Rana Noman were arrested by the government […] Read more