Chapel Hill: No wonder others don’t get the Muslim and Ex-Muslim Community

Even in the atheist community that prides itself on intellectualism, we often speak for and even instead of Muslims and Ex-Muslims. We have a listening problem.  Sadaf Ali, who helped found Ex-Muslims of North America, nails it... … [Read more...]

Update on Malala

The Girl Shot by the Taliban, Becomes a Global IconNot what the Taliban had in mind.The unfolding story of Malala Yousafzai comes with an inspirational quote:"If Pakistan has a future, it is embodied in Malala Yousafzai," the editorial reads. "Malala has shown more courage in facing down the Taliban than Pakistan's government and its military leaders .... The murderous violence against one girl was committed against the whole Pakistani society. The Taliban cannot be allowed to win this v … [Read more...]

Malala Yousufzai

I love this girl.  How could you not?  And her story evoked my favorite quote from any media source this whole year:Religious extremists all make the same mistake.  They all fail to understand that all of the foundational holy books of major religions -all of them- have really really crazy dangerous stuff in them; stuff that was written by men, men who were not just fallible, but men who were wrong.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kVU4fK-wQEThere is also this gem:There is not one fo … [Read more...]


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