On the execution train

So “Holy” month of Ramadan is over, and this means that the execution train is back in Islamic countries. Islamic countries don’t execute anyone during Ramadan, and continue the executions right after the month is over. Apparently, this time, Iran’s train is fast and unstoppable. According to some reports, there have been numerous executions in... Continue Reading →

Ration challenge for refugees

I’m taking on the Ration Challenge to show refugees that I’m with them, not against them - and I’d be grateful if you could sponsor me! You’ll help to provide food, medicine and education for Syrian refugees; and support other vulnerable communities around the world. https://my.rationchallenge.org.au/maz-bozorgi money you raise will provide Syrian refugees with food,... Continue Reading →

Child execution under Sharia Law

The following includes disturbing facts about child execution in Iran. Qesas is a retributive form of punishment specified in Shari’a (i.e. Islamic law) in which the punishment should be equal to the crime. The penalty for homicide is death unless the family accepts financial compensation. If a person is murdered, the family of the victim... Continue Reading →

Where is the line between criticizing and bigotry?

Recently, I read an article about how Sonia Kruger, a well-known Australian celebrity, claimed that Australia must close its borders to all Muslims. As an atheist/ ex-muslim whol lives in Australia, this sounds like bigotry to me as it is targeted towards a group of people. I have always criticised Islam but I have never... Continue Reading →

Anguish of freedom

Sartre describes that people are condemned to freedom. Although, they deprive themselves of freedom by making bad choices known as “bad faith”. They deceive themselves into thinking that they do not have the freedom to make choices because of fear of any potential consequences of making a choice. By sticking with the safe, easy, default... Continue Reading →

Quran, ass, duct tape and I

I’m in the 4th grade of primary school. 8 in the morning, in the schoolyard. We are all in lines waiting for a student to start his tilawat of Quran. You see, in Iran, at schools, it is mandatory to start the day with tilawat of a surah of Quran. Usually done by a student... Continue Reading →

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