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Anass Zakiri, Morocco
Hello my name is Anass Zakiri from Morocco,I am Bisexual and I am 22 years old .I can speak
Arabic,Arabic-Moroccan,Arabic-Egyptian and English fluently and I would love to be a part of this community, I am not gonna say that I am in danger which is not the case but I feel so tired of being in such a scary narrow minded community, I am truly trapped and I have absolutely no idea about finding a safer environement away from Morocco.I just wanna live the only life I have in peace.
Milad, Frankfurt, Germany
I used to be a moderate muslim, but with studying science (up to the PhD level) and see how religion can be in conflict with some modern scientific approaches as well as the human rights, I turned to be an atheist.
I wish I could help people to refer to their religious belief and rethink about them by logic not by faith. I also wish I could publish my articles on this website.
for 13 years being atheist has been harder and harder in turkey.
we need to unite and know the people who can help each other in this respect.
I'm a 13 year old girl, and I've decided to leave Islam forever. I know it's a young age, but my uncle is an atheist and I got my inspiration from him. I come from a very free Muslim family. No one in my family wears hijab, wears burka, or have any hard thoughts on women or girls. I am the eldest of my family and I have a younger brother. We're both treated very fairly. I moved abroad when I was 7 and returned back to Bangladesh when I was 12, because my father died in a heart attack.
After moving back to Bangladesh, my grandparents both moved in with us too. My uncle lived with us too (now gone abroad) and he pointed out parts in the Quran that were ridiculous. Such as the fact that Muhammed married Aisha at the age of 6, verses saying to kill non-believers so Islam could rule, and worst of all, the Sharia Law. There are lot's of contradictions too. I don't think they teach this stuff at Madrasa. I don't think the teachers mention these things all. I don't detest Muslim people. I actually pity them. They have a blindfold on. I wonder how many people even properly read what is in that holy book. Ever since I was young, I always wondered: Why is it mostly Muslim countries that are violent? Why are women in Muslim countries so discriminated? I think I know the answer.
The hard thing is i'm only 13. If I ever say these things to my family they'll probably just laugh it off. I don't fit in at school where everyone is close-minded. I don't have friends, actual friends I trust. I feel like I don't fit in anywhere. In my country, atheist bloggers are being assassinated for speaking their minds, for saying the truth. That's why I want to join this organization. To feel at home. To speak my mind. To make a difference.
A lot of Muslims would say my father wouldn't want this, but I know one thing: my father would want his daughter to a free, intelligent, good, person.
akram, sidi bel abbes , algeria
i was born and grew up as a muslim .i have always found islam unjust that's what pushs me to renouce on islam and keep it in secret.
I grew up in a religion of intolerance and I gave up on that. I seek a place where there is a sense of belonging
Assassinated Voice, Bangladesh
No I did not come off a Muslim family. My atheistic belief hurled off a religious- minority background while I live in Bangladesh. My country is a Muslim-majority country where for the last couple of years it has become very difficult for the atheists and non-believers to express their voice due to uprising of the religious fundamentalists. During last 4 months four bloggers were hacked to death only for writing in the blog. The government as well is not so willing to continue the judgement for they want to to keep their Muslim vote bank intact or even strengthen it. The atheist bloggers in Bangladesh are reality in great danger. In this situation we feel earnest necessity of international solidarity to stand by the Bangladeshi freethinkers and vice versa. I came to know about this site from my fellow blogggers and now have decided to join with you.
Please include a statement as to why you want to join and the significance of the organisation for you. Any background information would be useful. I just want to know am not the only One and just talk to people who feel the same way
Fahad Khan, Qatar
I was a convert to Islam for several years. I really strongly believed that Islam was the right path and felt spiritually enlightened through Islam. It was only recently that I started to question the fundamental tenets of the faith. I realised that Islam does not stand up to scrutiny morally, thologically or scientifically. Islam is in reality backward and rotten to the core, a seventh century desert tribal ideology that has no place in the twenty first century.
Some racists and right wing activists wrongly accuse Muslims of trying to take over society and of practicing 'taqiyyah' to lie about their beliefs. I think in reality the tragic situation is that Muslims lie or try to hide their own beliefs because they are ashamed of them as any descent human being would be. Muslims are good people and I hope that more of them start to realise that they themselves have better morals and values than the sick ideology that they have the misfortune of being attached to. I hope that muslims leave Islam and choose humanity. Muslims deserve better!
Rob Lentink, The Netherlands
This is a cause I very much support!
I am 54 yo and I was a muslim. I left islam when I was 15, but actually I was never a "good" muslim, I never prayed and I read the quran only when I was at school. Of course I never told anyone in Saudi Arabia because I was afraid. When we finaly left to Europe I felt much safer and I started to show a little more of my new religion. I became a christian (again not a good one) when I was 21 and I decided to tell my family as soo as I finished univercity and found a job. My parents were almost ok with it because they too were not religious. When I was a child I was told to hate non muslims especially the polytheists, atheists and jews. I could not understand why and once when I asked my teacher the reason sying that I did not agree, he slept me on the face and told me that I should not ask question about islam. I should only do what islam says. This same teacher and others used to force me into sex since the age of 7. I was never a very maculine boy and in fact today (and always) I am a gay. I was used so many times by my teachers, students and other men that for many times I did not want to go to school nor out in the streets. Now I don't hate islam, but I could never ever never go back to it. When I go to muslim coutries I must tell them that I am a muslim and I sometimes go pray with my friends, but I can't even remember how to do it well.
Actually i am interested in helping people to realize the reality of human
nature . by many different ways such as social debate . as i was born as Muslim i did practice Islam for 28 years i even was attracted to radical Muslim concept . i was in some of the hot points in the world where radical Islam was developed . by studying Islam from its all point of view helped me to change my life as will so many people around me . i appreciate your web sight and i ask you to feel free any time to ask me for anything i can do to help myself and others by what i know . thank you so much
Halima Idrissi, Italy
Babak Taghizadeh, Turkey
I want to join the CEMB
Hakim Khatib, Germany
I join CEMB because I believe that there are so many different ideologies and faiths in the world and the Muslim-majority world who do not believe in Islam but they do not know that there are many like them. I join so we reach one day a level of normalisation, harmony and recognition among those who chose to live with faith and those who chose to live without.
I was born in Syria for a Muslim family and by 18 I have eventually become an atheist. However, I believe in people's freedom to believe and to express their ideas. As I advocate the rights of atheist, Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and North Africa, I advocate the rights of Muslims and other minorities in Europe and elsewhere.
I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science on political instrumentalisation of Islam in the Middle East at the University of Duisburg-Essen and an editor of the Muslims Politics and Culture in the Middle East and North Africa Journal online.
Mehrzad Zahiri, Netherlands
I want to join because i am a ex muslim and i have been an atheist for 7 years, i want the opportunity to speak my mind and unite with people who have the same idea and ideology.
As a student of science, I can't hold on to the dogmatic ideology I was brought up in. I'm twenty six now, but I haven't been a Muslim for almost eight years. I am Canadian of Pakistani (Lahore) origin. My family is all Muslim and all of my childhood friends are Muslims. I obviously love and care for all of them, but I'm so intellectually and emotionally alienated. I haven't told any family member about my views. I don't think that anyone will disown me if I come out, but I'm certain that many people will be shattered and heartbroken. I feel very alone.
Im going through the same experience as you have been. I'm surrounded by people who r all Muslims , with different levels of beliefs, closed & rigid minded women & men, having double standards of morals. I think it would be very helpful to have matchmaking or just friendship site for like minded exmuslim from all over the world so exmuslim don't feel lonely & excluded from society & are able to connect with like minded people so they feel strength of support & there is then collective happiness & harmony for everyone.
B. Z., Los angeles,California. United states
I am part of EXMNA, and I want to be part of another Ex muslim community.
My first problem with Islam is the misogyny. The second is a seemingly uniform code of life for everyone to follow despite their different personalities, backgrounds, life experiences etc. Thirdly, the concept of heaven and hell do not make any sense to me, since right and wrong are so subjective. Also, no one is either "good" or "bad", they're all themselves, or many different versions of themselves throughout their lifespan. I could go on and on. Let me sum it up by saying that it's not for me. If it works for someone, good for them.