A Letter of Thanks from Alexander Aan

Indonesian atheist Alexander Aan, jailed for stating his atheism, has heard us.

Last week, I wrote about the significance of Alexander’s plight, making the case for putting serious energy toward his struggle both for the sake of atheism-writ-large and for Alexander himself. It moves me to no end to know that he knows we’re rooting for him. Michael Nugent posts at his blog that Alexander has written a letter from prison to his supporters. The English is somewhat broken, but the first half of the letter is perfectly clear:

I miss all my brother and sister. I can’t move from my mind and always fight infiltration.

I need to clarify that; I always concern humanity and science. Forever.

Thank for support and love. Without this I feel alone.

You can read the whole letter as written here (some of the handwriting is hard to make out). He also notes that he kept a blog with what I think might be the best URL ever, “iluvboy.blogspot.” Now it takes real courage to have a web address like that.

But in all seriousness, thank you, Alexander, for reaching out to us. We haven’t forgotten you.

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  • http://www.everydayintheparkwithgeorge.com/ Matt E

    Alexander Aan shows us the meaning of courage of conviction. I think that for a lot (if not most) of us it puts the difficulty of living our atheism in perspective. I just have to add that if the Shaun the Sheep paper is his, his coolness quotient has just shot through the roof. 

    • http://www.everydayintheparkwithgeorge.com/ Matt E

      PS Please follow the link in the blog post above to Michael Nugent’s blog, at the end of his post he has links and suggestions of ways you can help Alex.

  • kaydenpat

    Hopefully Amnesty International is already on this.

  • Lucretiaborgia1519

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I just donated to his defense fund.


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