My interview with Trav Mamone: On Leaving Islam

Hello there, people! I hope you all are doing well. I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Trav Mamone on their Bi Any Means podcast. It was actually my first interview so I was kind of shy and nervous. I apologize for the weird audio quality on my end, but you can [Read More…]

The Iranian Godfather: Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani (1934-2017)

For good or ill, no Iranian equals the influence he left in our recent history. [Read more…]

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 [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 [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…]