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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.
Maryam Kazemiaghdam, Netherlands
I have born in Iran (In the capital of political Islam in whole of the world). I as a woman have seen in whole of life a barbaric and extreme discrimination based on the Islamic sharia in my life in Iran. I have suffered physical and mental from the rules of Islam. Now I am not just a non-believer to Islam but also a woman who wants to fights against political Islam and put back this barbaric political and social movement to the grave of history. I want to have a role as a vanguard and to the current renaissance against political Islam.
Born in a practicing muslim family in Afghanistan.I was always open minded about raising logical questions regarding the religion and God.At the age of 18 i started to study the Quran with translation.And it was my good fortune that i decided to study sharia law.By the end of my degree, i was sure that i was in the wrong path.
Similarities and similar thoughts is the way for happiness and that is the reason why i'm here.
Fadi, Middle East
We are all born wild and free until our families and societies start feeding the slaves inside of us. Some choose to go with the flow and dare not question or argue what they were brought up on, others just can't cope with it the sooner they realise how big of a hindrance it can be, preventing them from living a normal life. I managed to overcome the delusion of Islam (and other religions) when I was 22, and I have since lived a normal happy life with people of the same mindset.
Jawad Iqbal, hyderabad sindh pakistan
Actually, the All Knowing, All powerful, All loving God of your discription is logically impossible. Let's look at this.
If he allows children to get cancer, and allows tsunamis and hurricanes, to kill thousands. If he allows bad men to rape women. If he even allows evil to exist in the world, then:
1) he can't be all loving
2) he can't know about it
3) he's not powerful enough to stop it.
michael ahmed, erbil,iraq
thanks for you guys as an ex-muslim all I want is my rights in my country I don't have any rights I need your help.
I used to be a Muslim but I am an Atheist now. I am a biologist
Alaa Abdullah, Dmascus, syria
i was looking for moral support for atheists over the internet and i found this site, and hope to maybe discuss things and maybe have few online friends who share the same mentality...
i was born to a Muslim family but i have to admit that my parents were not very religious, but i lived in a religious society for years and i doubted every thing, if my memory serves me right, since the age of 17, anyhow, i became an atheist after being influenced by western and some local thinkers like "Firas Al Sawah" and his book "Mind's First Adventure" and started hating Muslims, their beliefs, traditions and simply everything about them, nevertheless, apart from everything, i hated them for a very simple reason, i hated them because they hated life and hated the living, they just live to die and go visit "imagination land"
I'm from Pakistan, an 18-year old, converted infidel. Like everyone in this Islamic republic, I was also born a moslem, particularly in an orthodox family. My father is quite religious and so was I, hardly 4 years ago. I don't know if it were friends from allover the world or what which helped me think rationally and argue, asking WHY for everything which lead me know how islam logically can be proved wrong in many, may aspects or how its Bedouin culture can go against today's modern society. How it promotes 6th century Arab culture, slavery. Another thing, how this religion has actually spread to earth through times, by sword and jihad and not at all by peace which so-called Moslems always claim. There are a few friends, very close and quite liberal with views who do know about me yet they are Moslems, but at least tolerant enough to hear when I call their prophet a pedophile, but they're barely 3, 4 of them. I'm 18 and still live with my family and I hope to flee someday, to somewhere I can openly declare myself infidel like many on here and live liberally according to what I want to.
I am an ex-Muslim, i live in Pakistan. I want to join this organization because i want to meet people like me, i wan to be with my own kind of people. I don't tell that i am an ex-Muslim because it could be danger for me.
Syed Ahsan Gilani, Pakistan
I was born in a Muslim family.But early in life I lost faith in Islam.
I give full support to anyone who wishes to renounce their Islamic faith. We must take a stand against the intolerance in Muslim societies against ex-Muslims.
Fauzia ilyas, pakistan
i am fauzia an Ex-Muslim.i left Islam in 2010.
It has been so exciting for me to join council of ex-muslim.
Mehmet Sahin, Switzerland
I had been a Muslim for 24 years then I've seen the reality and realized how stupid and ignorant I was. Religions fill people hatred against each other and it is also a very easy way for powerful people to control communities. Now I am a scientist and I know one thing. Before everything I have been taught, I am a human being. What makes me human is my free will and ability to think. I cannot accept anything without questioning it. The main rule of religions are : "You cannot question it, that's evil." This is against nature of human being, just simple as that. I am very ashamed of what I was. But now, I feel free as a bird. I have a very clear conscience about being atheist (even this word still makes me startle). I am 100% sure that I am more independent than any religious man even if he possesses half of the world.
I want to be a member of CEMB because I want to be part of a society which consists of brave people who has found their own way to the truth (or knowing what is wrong).
Umar Bashir, Germany
I am an ex muslim and i left islam almost 3 years ago.
In my past life i was not so religious as most of muslims are but i did believe on Fucking Allah and muhammad&Co
I am a German Citizen and live in Dusseldorf.
anonymous, canada toronto
I converted to islam because I fell in love with a muslim girl. She asked me to convert I was always hesistant cause I was not weak minded and I felt that I didnt want to change to give muslims satisfaction that im giving up my old lifestyle to become one of them.
My girlfriends parents pushed her to make me convert so I did to be with her. And I hated it.
Why did I have to change when she doesnt have to change for me. The ideology of islam always made me so angry. The religion and the muslims are full of contradictions they dont know what they want. And they try to make me become like them. I have alot to dispute but overall for me; the theories and methods just seemed too old fashioned for me.
I decided that I no longer wantdd to be muslim and my girlfriends family got super upset. My familys muslim friends wanted to make an example out of me. The young muslims youth wanted to attack and beat me up for leaving islam. Which gave me even more anger towards islam.
Since then I have went back to my normal life, the girl still occasionaly talks to me without asking me to convert anymore.
Ever since then I always felt that I needed to tell other people about my incident with islam.
Dont convert for anyone. Dont get brainwashed. If you do choose to convert do it for yourself. Not for others or love ones.... especially girls.... muslim men will 100% ask you to convert, which means they dont love u the way u are.
R. M. W. A., Braunschweig
I grew up in a very Islamic environment. I always thought Islam was the right religion; I prayed, fasted and tried to do everything which Islam propagates to do.
But once i traveled abroad, and my non Muslims friends started bombarding me with questions about Islam, its contradictions and dark age laws, all my Islamic beliefs came down after some serious scrutiny on my own about Islam. I was told that practicing Islam leads to harmony in a society. If that is the case then why are Muslims killing others all around the world, and disrupting peace? Quran and Hadiths are full of contradictions. You can find all kinds of verses and Hadiths to back up your any-kind-of ideology.
Questioning Islam and leaving it, was Initially immensely painful as i had always felt strongly about those beliefs. But now I believe in my own principles and brotherly love for everyone regardless of race, caste, sect, and religion. I do not think there is someone up there, who wants you to wage wars against 'infidels', and then would reward you with 72 virgins to have long sex with them.
I want to join this group for support and encouragement as i find it hard to fight for my life all alone as an apostate.
OZAIR ANWAR SHAMSI
I am also an ex muslim and I feels that I do not belong to any where so that after joining these peopleI I will feel like I have my race.
hello every one am so glad that i could find people who i can share and talk with , back here in jordan you cant just say what ever you want or what i not believe and what they believe , i cant make a full conversation with a friend because the religion hints are always their even if it was a small conversation they will say some thing about religion, some of people who i know noticed that am avoiding this kind of subjects and start to ask questions already and my only answer was i dont know , yet the hardest part is on the way ... am trying to stay positive much i could , but its hard thou since i burly have any friends who i can share or just be happy to talk with ,the feeling of being save and life are rare to feel ,,, in islamic if some one don't believe the muslims are allowed to cut his/her throat or to be shot , i had this threat before when i was in iraq on 2008 with the USA military as translator on my way back to jordan some people saw me and start to call me names as betrayer and other names and that some day they going to find me and give what i deserve like they said ,so far i keep it low and am avoiding almost every thing , the thing that am start to be tired of all what they saying and what they are doing for people , and to let bad things going middle east is a very hot area and i mean by that that jehadist and salafe Muslims are threatening jordan and any one can watch what they are saying to jordan and the threatening messages they send by different media sides , i know many of ex-muslims share the same feeling of fear in middle east , and we cant do anything about it too, which makes our life's more harder than ever , CEMB am very thankful i found this website to share what i want... even so there is a lot to say , but its good and gives a cozy feeling i hadn't felt long time ago.