And Atheist and a Muslim Discuss Reforming Islam

This is the new installment in my new collaborative project, conversations with Farouk A. Peru of Personal Al Islam. This week we talk about reforming in Islam. This is the opening: Today let’s talk about the idea of reform in Islam. I’m an anti-theist, which means that I disagree with the interpretations of Islam as [Read More…]


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A Quranist Muslim and an Iranian Atheist Walk Into Patheos….

And start a new blog! I’m proud to be a part of a new blog project here on Patheos, in collaboration with Farouk A. Peru. He is is a Muslim Quranist, born and raised in Malaysia and currently living in London England. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Islam and Postmodernism and teaches Islamic Studies [Read More…]


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Atheists Should Not Ignore the Bigotry of TJ Kirk

TheAmazingAtheist is a racist, a misogynist, and he does not represent my values as an atheist, and I condemn him thoroughly. [Read more…]


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Check My Podcast Appearance at Bi Any Means

My dear friend Trav Mamone was kind enough to interview me on their podcast, Bi Any Means. Trav is an excellent and kind person, and I was very glad to be able to be on the podcast. We talk about my experiences as an atheist in Iran, and what I think Western liberals and human rights activists should do to help ex-Muslims, and the role of Islam in atrocities such as the Orlando shooting which happened recently. [Read more…]


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Orlando Shooting: The Sinful Executioner

Many people, including some Muslim apologists such as Yasir Qadhi on his Facebook page, have claimed that the shooter was not a “real” Muslim, therefore you can’t blame his actions on his ideology. But to me that is a simplification of the complexity of human characteristics, and a profound misunderstanding of how radical Muslims work. Being hypocritical does not make your beliefs any less genuine, or your extremism any less extreme. [Read more…]


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Guest Post by Anonymous: Dan Linford: An Example of Abusive Behavior in Atheist Community

Dan Linford, not a big name but popular and active in philosophy and atheist and feminist circles, is an admitted rapist and serial harasser. [Read more…]


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Not Caring about Skeptic Issues Does Not Make You Cool

Josh Horgan is not pleased with the allegedly “soft” targets of skeptics, but he is wrong and he is ignoring the bigger context. [Read more…]


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Is Charlie Hebdo’s Latest Editorial Racist?

The editorial is not clear enough for me to decide if the authors are making hasty generalizations or not, but my ultimate impression is no. What I know for sure is this though: Chris Hall’s reasoning is inadequate and unconvincing. Calling violent extremism the tip of the iceberg and pointing out the culpability of the Muslim community at large is not bigotry, it’s simply laying the ground for reforms. [Read more…]


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Kaveh’s Answers to Ten Questions For Every Atheist

Today Christian asks 10 questions from every atheist, Kaveh Mousavi gives his own answers. [Read more…]


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Welcome the Orbit to the World of Online Atheism

I call many of the people working at the Orbit my dear friends, and I respect and admire the writings of many. They have changed my mind, they have been kind to me, and even when we have disagreed, I have learned from them. I write this post in order to extend my own welcome to them. Good luck, my friends, have a great experience with your network! [Read more…]


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