To Fight Trump, Weaponize Social Media

As long as American liberals/progressives stick to the destructive myth that social media is not ‘real’ and activism on it is useless, they will be played by their opponents. Whether you like it or not, Donald Trump would have never won without social media. Read more

Martin Hughes’s Worse Reason for Not Being an Anti-Theist

A personal experience is no reliable argument for a fundamentally rational and political question. Read more

Martin Hughes’s Bad Reasons for Leaving Anti-Theism

Theists don’t need God to have an enriched life, and it’s insulting to them to assume that they do. Read more

When marriage is a legal sex license.

In South Asian Muslim communities, marriage is what ultimately makes a couple’s love legitimate in the eyes of society. And I mean this in the most literal sense possible. No one will question you, no one will label you a “whore” for having sex in a relationship that has NOT been religiously sanctioned. You’re the worthy and good woman if you’re fucking within marriage! You will be so highly praised for following religious guidelines. Your love for your partner would… Read more

It’s Wrong and Offensive to Call Abrahamic God “Mother”

To call God of these mythologies a “Mother” and refer to Him with feminine pronouns is not that much different from trying to solve racism by pretending the KKK founder was black or to change the Swastika to the Star of David. Read more

A coffee date between a Muslim and an Ex-Muslim.

It was a rainy March night, or April? I forget. Pretty sure it was 2012. Me, and a bunch of other people, were standing at the bus stop outside my college. The bus had been delayed 20 minutes or so. I had no umbrella to keep me from being soaked in the rain, the rain wasn’t all that heavy, but not all that light either. This is when a guy with an umbrella approaches me and offers to share his… Read more

The Best Thing About Fidel Castro Is the Worst Thing About Fidel Castro

But even when people are not defending Castro, they still portray him under a very false light, claiming he had a “light” side and a “dark” side. The good thing about Castro is how he stood up against USA and Western hegemony. The “bad” thing is that he was a bloodthirsty tyrant. But that’s wrong. Castro’s anti-imperialism cannot be separated from his tyranny, they fuel each other, they’re basically the same thing. Read more

Metallica’s New Album Is Awesome

Hardwired… to Self Destruct Is a Great Album! Read more

Wear the heck out of that safety pin.

Yes, wear the heck out of that safety pin. BUT don’t treat it as a means to an end. Wearing the safety pin is not enough but it is appreciated. No symbolic act of solidarity is ever enough in and of itself. But symbolic solidarity is important and often has led to concrete, real action. Symbolic solidarity is what often motivates people to take real actions. Thoughts shape behaviour all the time. They tend to have a kind of snow… Read more

Hello, this is Farah!

Hello everyone, You might have already seen a few of my guest posts on this blog. Two of them were about the modesty doctrine, and one of them was regarding cultural appropriation. If you liked them, then it will make you happy to know that Kaveh Mousavi has now made me a regular contributor to this blog and I could not be more thankful for that. :) A little bit about me: I currently live in Canada, just outside Toronto…. Read more

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