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Topics: Activism & Organizing, Education, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Critical thinking, Free expression issues, Islam, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Social media
Faisal is an Iraqi-born award-winning human rights activist, satirist, speaker and writer. He is an advocate for Universal Human Rights, secularism and the free market of ideas, and is enthusiastic about the intersection of technology and advocacy. He is also the founder of multiple online platforms that together have more than 400,000 subscribers and millions of …Learn more about Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Psychology, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Free expression issues, Islam, Sex & sexuality, Women & gender
Marwa Berro is a writer and professional translator from Beirut. An apostate from Islam, she grew up between an international expatriate community in Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah guerrilla warfare culture in Lebanon. She runs the popular blog Between a Veil and a Dark Place, where she explores womanhood and politics post-Islam, with a recurring focus on …Learn more about Marwa Berro >
Topics: Atheism & Secularism, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Coming out atheist, Islam, Leaving religion
Heina spent her childhood as a practicing Muslim who never in her right mind would have believed that she would grow up to be an atheist. She has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007. Her forthcoming book, A Skeptic’s Guide to Islam, represents her aim …Learn more about Heina Dadabhoy >
Topics: Biology, Philosophy, Religion, Skepticism
Subtopics: Evolution, Islam, Naturalism, Paranormal & fringe-science claims, Philosophy of science, Religious criticism
Taner Edis was born in Istanbul, 1967, to Turkish and American parents. After completing his undergraduate work at Boğaziçi University, he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in theoretical physics. Taner is currently a professor of physics at Truman State University, his present research interests focus on the philosophy and history of science. Fascinated …Learn more about Taner Edis >
Subtopics: History of religion, Islam, Religious extremism
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a terrorist Islamic organization JI with Dr. Ayman Al-Zawaherri who became later on the second in command of Al-Qaeda. Some twenty-five years ago, he recognized the threat of Radical Islam and the need for …Learn more about Tawfik Hamid >
Topics: Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Islam, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Women & gender
Yasmine is an Arab-Canadian university educator, activist, and author who has a blog called Confessions of an ExMuslim. She is currently working on writing her memoir. In it, she describes how, even though she was born and raised in North America, she endured the same traumas that are familiar to Muslims across the planet. As a child, …Learn more about Yasmine Mohammed >
Topics: Activism & Organizing, Atheism & Secularism, Politics, Religion, Social Issues & Movements
Subtopics: Atheist/secular movement, Campus group organizing, Coming out atheist, Community group organizing, Event planning, Free expression issues, History of atheism/secularism, Islam, Leaving religion, LGBTQ issues, Lobbying, Religious criticism, Religious extremism, Separation of church and state, Starting a group
Maryam Namazie is an Iranian-born writer and activist. She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses. She is on the International Advisory Board of the Raif Badawi …Learn more about Maryam Namazie >
Subtopics: Islam, Leaving religion, Religious criticism, Religious extremism
Dr. John L Perkins is an economist, atheist activist and a regular contributor to Freethought magazines. He has qualifications from universities in Melbourne and London. Outside of his econometric activities he has a keen interest in the effects of religion on societies including economic, social and human costs. He has taken a particular interest in …Learn more about John Perkins >