|UK||Harris Khan||Buckinghamshire|| |
Raised in a very strict religious Pakistani household. Parents have physically and emotionally abused me since I was a child. Was never allowed to have friends, they constantly put me down, but I have come to realise that it is just a reflection of their own insecurities. I understand the difference between South East Asian culture and Islam, however I fully believe that they are intrinsically linked, control, fear and oppression is key, any belief system which takes precedent over their family (something that we KNOW is real) in my mind is disgusting. If I do ever tell them I don't believe in god they will without a doubt disown me, like most Muslim households they have an innate fear of what other people in the community would think and that to them is more important than their own son. Just trying to get my degree, get a job and leave. Worried for my brothers and sisters growing up, after years of abuse I had severe social anxiety, but since going to university I am now who I want to be, looking forward to what the future will have in store for me.
|UK||Tarquin Siddington-Bolingsworth||London|| |
Because I've left the faith behind and I'm quite vocal about encouraging people to think critically, fighting dogma and discrimination esp against ex muslims, engaging in discussions to lead people to the realisation that no scriptures or for that matter religions are in any way divine or in anyway relevant to the real world.
I'm quite articulate and would like to do my bit to help others be more open about their unbelief and more accepting of themselves. Having said that, for now I'm using a pseudonym as my internet presence is quite vital to my profession, but I might change that shortly and use my real name.
Plus of course it would be nice to meet like minded people and discuss things like how they avoid stuff like the pressure to (e.g.) celebrate eid a certain way.
|International||David Mogg||Laos|| |
I want to discuss and promote quality information debunking the Quran as the word of God(particularly YouTube video's and websites), so that people can be better informed when debating. I hope you will accept my account!
|UK||Salah Jamil|| |
As an ex-muslim I want our voices and concerns to be heard. We all need to stand united against religion.
|International||Muhammet-Esat Karagöz||Bucharest|| |
I feel like you guys can help a 15 year old boy like me.
|UK||naveed arshad||London|| |
|International||Diyah Widyaningrum||Kota Tangerang Selatan|| |
I am an agnostic leaning toward atheism. I started doubting Muslim believe since I was either 14-15 years old and strongly doubting this religion when I moved out from Indonesia to study in UK. I learned many that contradicts muslim and islam when I lived in UK. I dont want to belittle anyone but I believe that what I was told, ever since I was a child are lies and that everything can be explained scientifically, but we just dont know yet and dont have the capable to reach that answer yet.
However, I was just a student in UK, an immigrant with a short lived visa, I will eventually go back to Indonesia. I am currently back in Indonesia and I dont have anyone to share or to live me alone, not pestering me days in and out about Islam and Muslim being oppressed. Given examples about Isis, Israel and everyone else that Islam are always be the oppressed party. Anyone that is a muslim are those that worth being saved to heaven, and everyone else are just no use.
If I told my believe and what I stand for right now, I will be isolated, I cant go out and I can imagine I will either constantly be told about Islam and Muslim/to have empathy on muslims... or to be kicked out and never going back.
This ramadhan is quite hard for me as I need to show and fake myself that I believe in islam.
|International||Sara Bahadorinezhad||Shiraz|| |
My name is Sara.i am a 38years old teacher in Iran.i have witnessed a lot of changes in Iran in recent years .people cannot accept the barbaric Islamic sharia law anymore .people started to reject the islamic law.the women in particular showed thier resistance by taking thier scarf off in puplic places and sent thier picturs to the campaign called dokhtaran enghelab (revolutions girls).l have decided to join this campaign by wearing white scarf or some white garment.i would like to join the council of ex muslim as I do not cosider myself molten any more.yours faithfully S-B
|International||Sara Bahadorinezhad||Shiraz|| |
My name is Sara.i am a 38years old teacher in Iran.i have witnessed a lot of changes in Iran in recent years.people cannot accept the barbaric Islamic sharia law anymore.people started to reject the Islamic law.the women in particular showed thier resistance by taking thier scarf off in puplic places and sent thier pictures to the campaign called dokhtaran enghelab(revolutions girls)I have decided to join this campaign by wearing white scarf or some white garment .I would like to join the council of ex muslim as l do not consider myself molten any more.yours faithfully S-B
|International||HAKEEM ABUDU||LAGOS|| |
Am a born Muslim also a member of clandestine organization of a Muslim brotherhood and l have renounce my membership of that organization and l have also quit the Muslim religion and am neither Muslim nor Christian because l want to follow my conscience of l do not want to hold any allegiance to any religion.