October 18, 2019

An article about how my Iranian and non-binary identities have interacted in predictable and surprising ways. Read more

August 29, 2019

The question is not about whether Trump will be a tyrant, but that he wants to. Trump wants to be a tyrant, his behavior shows he’s behaving like other tyrants, he speaks like other tyrants, and he thinks like other tyrants. Read more

May 19, 2019

In the past week, a number of red states passed laws that effectively ban abortion. Via 538: Alabama this week enacted a law that bans all abortions except to save a woman’s life. There would be no exceptions for pregnancies caused by incest or rape, and conducting an abortion could result in a prison sentence of up to 99 years. Four other states — Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio — have adopted laws that ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat… Read more

May 9, 2019

I decided to ask my Facebook friends to ask me any questions they have about Islam, thinking the questions and answers would make a good blog post. Feel free to ask your own questions in the comments. I had done one of these about Iran before, this new one is about Islam. What are the good and bad comparisons between Islam and American conservative Christianity? Honestly, I’m not really sure if there are good comparisons. These movements have arisen from… Read more

April 19, 2019

My friend and colleague Jonathan MS Pierce interviewed me. We talk about the experience of being an atheist in Iran, and also politics, Iranian and American. Do check out the interview please. Also, you can check Jonathan’s blog. Read more

April 9, 2019

Designating the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group increases the likelihood of war, harms the Iranian people, and benefits the Guard itself. Read more

April 2, 2019

Kaveh Mousavi lists his top 10 favorite YouTube channels. Read more

March 24, 2019

Before I became an atheist, I had to defend many of its verses of the Qur’an against the protests of my own mind. Defending the Qur’an was like defending a parent for me — it was simply necessary, you didn’t think whether your argument was actually true or not, you just did it. You never even entertained the idea that scripture was wrong, you simply assumed it was right and then went from there. For example, I was always dismayed… Read more

March 16, 2019

Using incels as example, Kaveh explains why empathy can be a deceptive emotion. Read more

March 7, 2019

Ebrahim Raisi, a murderous extremist, is appointed as the head of Iran’s judiciary. Kaveh Mousavi analyzes the implications. Read more

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