Demonstrators clash with members of the Bolivarian National Police during an anti-government protests in Caracas on April 20/17 Photo credit: [EPA/Miguel Gutierrez] (ALJAZEERA) People in Caracas have stormed the streets in thousands protesting the start of Maduro’s 6 year presidency, after a controversial election. The opposition leader Juan Guaido has sworn himself as president being... Continue Reading →
Ex-muslim conference in Melbourne
So this awesome event is coming up in Melbourne. Grab your tickets below. A conference on the plight of ex-Muslims, their persecution and their human rights. Losing your religion can be hard, but for some, it can be fatal. For a Muslim, punishments for abandoning the faith range from ostracism and rejection by the family,... Continue Reading →
Yemen, sorry we are too busy.
“Yemen, you realise, is a country where people are dying for lack of a taxi fare.” Declan Walsh, New york times. https://nyti.ms/2ztWuGM Where are muslims? You know the ones who shout their lungs out when a cartoonists* draw a drawing of Muhammad. The ones who are always offended by criticism. The ones who are always... 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 →
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 →
Stephen Hawking has passed away. I was in the middle of class, teaching, when a student of mine read the news. I was sad but I continued teaching with a stronger desire. We have this one life to appreciate and flourish, and he certainly did! All of his struggles and all of his accomplishments. And... Continue Reading →