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 visitors.
He previously worked for Movements.org as a program manager for the Middle East and North Africa to assist dissidents in closed societies worldwide. In 2015, Faisal received the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” from President Barack Obama for his special commitment to education.
Faisal Al Mutar has been published in the Huffington Post, Big Think, and is a columnist for Free Inquiry Magazine. He has been quoted in publications like The New York Times, CNN, The Cornell Review, BBC World News, The Spectator , Ora.TV, The Guardian, The Independent (IE), the Washington Post, The Daily Beast,Columbia Journalism Review, Arab American News, International Business Times ,The Islamic Monthly, World Policy Institute, WYNC, The Huffington Post , Alternet, Pakistan Today, The Nation (Pakistan), News24, Your Middle East, Radio France Internationale, Religion News Service, The Council of Secular Humanism, Yahoo Voices, Skeptic Magazine, Patheos, Columbia Faith and Values, Houston Chronicle, Wissen Rockt Magazine in Germany and many others.
Faisal has talks on:
- Global Secular Humanist Movement and Secular Post.
- Future Goals for Humanism and Atheism globally.
- Atheism in Iraq and The Middleeast.
- Teaching of Islam in Public Schools.
- The Religious Civil War in Iraq.
- Consequences of being an Atheist in the Middleeast.
- Why Humanism?
- The importance of Separation of church and state.
- The importance of Scientific Inquiry.
- Advantages and disadvantages of Globalization
- The social uses of technology.
- U.S foreign policy in the Middleeast.
- Economic development in Iraq after U.S intervention.
- Immigration Reform.
- Individualism and the importance of thinking for yourself.
For more information about Faisal, please visit his website https://www.faisalalmutar.com/
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
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