What Kind of Minority is an Ex-Muslim?

Kaveh Mousavi is an Iranian ex-Muslim blogger. Any day now his blog On the Margin of Error will move to the Atheist Channel on Patheos. In the meantime he will be guest posting here on Camels With Hammers while he gets set up. Below is Kaveh’s answer to my question about what it is like to be an atheist [Read More...]

Khomeini, Iran, and More Islamic Clerics on Sex With Children

Yesterday morning my traffic had enough of a surprise bump to indicate to me one of my posts must have been linked somewhere attention grabbing. With a little sleuthing. I traced the cause back to this Richard Dawkins tweet: User Actions Following Richard DawkinsVerified account‏@RichardDawkins “@ateisthafiz: pic.twitter.com/AcoqB97yGE” Is this a genuine quote from Ayatollah Khomeini? [Read More...]

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CFI Blasphemy Laws Because We Are Afraid of a Little Bird

Twitter shouldn’t be an arm of theocracy used to punish “blasphemers”. Speak out against #TwitterTheocracy. [Read more...]

Islam Is Not A Race–But Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Still Very Often Racist

As a particular sociocultural phenomenon, “New Atheism” is usually traced back to the anti-faith backlash many Westerners were prone towards in the wake of 9/11. For Christopher Hitchens, it was 9/11 that crystallized his years of criticism of religion and focused his energies more centrally on opposing religion than he ever had before, turning him in [Read More...]

Calling Ex-Muslims

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting Hassan Khalifeh at the CFI Student Leadership Conference. He’s good people. And as part of a project he’s doing he would like to talk with ex-Muslims about their struggles dealing with their families, friends, and work on account of their leaving their faith. If you are such [Read More...]

Between a Veil and a Dark Place

A huge gap in the religion and atheist blogospheres has recently been filled–an entire blog network devoted to ex-Muslim bloggers now exists. It’s called ExMuslim Blogs. I doubt I need to tell you why it is so important that we make the time to frequent these blogs and learn from their perspective as actively and conscientiously [Read More...]

What It’s Like Being An Atheist In Saudi Arabia

William Bauer interviews a Saudi atheist: “Please bear in mind, that people are witch hunting for us…so be careful which details you use,” Jabir begins. He is right to be concerned, for he is an atheist in a country where advocating beliefs other than those of a Sunni Muslim engender imprisonment, possible torture, and a [Read More...]

We Need A Skeptical Guide To Islam

Tired of having to sift through whitewashing religious apologists or fearmongering bigots when trying to get information about Islam that is both factually accurate and defensibly critical? Heina, an apostate from Islam who was formerly a devout believer, wants to write that book and is looking for donations to help fund her efforts: Learn more [Read More...]

Being An Atheist In Morocco. An Interview with "Damya"

“Damya” is a young Moroccan atheist feminist woman. She is using a pseudonym because of recent events that she explains in the interview. Daniel Fincke: Damya, before we get into the details of your personal, regular experience as Moroccan atheist, why don’t we start off by talking about the distressing treatment of a Moroccan atheist [Read More...]


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