Voices

Voices

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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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Gender

Gender

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Gender

I don’t oppose the hijab because I was forced; I oppose the hijab because it sucks

That’s right. This is a post about a common misapprehension when discussing the hijab, one that has arisen a thousand and one times (or so it seems at the end of this long, long week, since I launched the Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Journal). The misapprehension is this: Reasons the hijab …

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Family

Family

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Family

Broken family

This is a guest post by M, an Ex-Muslim who is a molecular physicist based out of New England. She wrote this in reference to divisions as a result of religion within her family. Two words that sweep under the rug a marriage and the babies that followed. A decades-long …

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Human Rights

Human Rights

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The taboo of drawing Mohammed

A. R. Mirza is a Canadian ex-muslim interested in exploring the history of religious traditions and how they influence today’s world especially Islam in the modern world. Drawing Mohammed has always been a controversial issue, in school we were taught that it was “haram” of forbidden. But as of late …

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Opinion

Opinion

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Opinion

WTF *happened* to the Arab World?

Full disclosure: I’m a bit more than sufficiently intoxicated right about now, and it’s roundabout 5am, when perhaps I ought to defer to better judgment and keep from posting these things. But WTH, perhaps this blog deserves *one* impassioned drunken post. So yes, I’m drunk, and my normally amusical self …

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Religion

Religion

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Religion

The Humanist Quran – Al-Hikmah – Chapter 2 – Part 1

2:1 adenine, thymine, cytosine and guanine 2:2 This is the Book , like all Books about which there should always be doubt, skepticism is a guidance for all those that are conscious of their fallibility, those that are true free thinkers. 2:3 Those who understand how we investigate the unknown, …

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