How many years has it been?

Soheil Arabi ,born on 21 August 1985, is an Iranian blogger who was sentenced to death in Iran in 2013 on charges of insulting the Prophet Mohammad in his posts on Facebook about Atena Daemi, a civil rights activist and political prisoner. In late September 2015, his death sentence was commuted to "reading 13 religious... Continue Reading →

28 days of detention which freed me!

8 years ago, on this day, the turning point of my life happened, a kafkaesque ordeal that taught me what freedom means, and how everyone takes it for granted. I realised that not only was I physically detained in an obscure place waiting for some unknown fate to be decided by unseen judges, but I... Continue Reading →

Religious Zombies

Christopher Hitchens once wrote in his book that if he saw a group of men coming from a religious observance approaching him in the street, he would feel threatened. His immediate fear came from his different experiences in different cities. As an example, in Belfast, he observed streets burnt down by Christian groups and interviewed... Continue Reading →

Has Islam liberated women?

Has Islam liberated women? Has it given them equal rights? Growing up, I was taught that women before Islam were low-class citizens and had no rights whatsoever until Islam came and liberated them. In Islam, it is taught that pre-Islamic Arabs practised female infanticide because they considered girls as a burden, women were harassed sexually... Continue Reading →

Rape culture in religion

I was once caught by the university security guards for wearing a Metallica necklace. while I was in a room being questioned and accused of devil worshipping, there was a girl there, crying. She was gang raped by a group of students, and she was asking for help. The security guards being busy with my... Continue Reading →

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