About

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As a huge proponent of religious freedom, I assert that humans have the right to believe and do whatever they want as long as their actions or beliefs do not harm somebody else or limit the freedom of another individual to do and believe whatever he or she prefers. The only way to ensure and maintain religious freedom is to have a separation of Mosque and State or Church and State.

 

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Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar

is an Iraqi born writer, satiristcomputer geek and a Human rights activist.

He is an advocate for Secularism, human rights and the free market of ideas.

Big enthusiast of the intersection of technology and advocacy.

Al-Mutar is the president of the newly launched organization Ideas Beyond Borders which promotes the free exchange of ideas and defends human rights through education, partnerships, research, and technology to counter extremist narratives and authoritarian institutions.

 

He is also the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement which has more than 350,000 subscribers

 

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Columnist for Free Inquiry Magazine

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar  was quoted  in publications like The New York Times, CNNThe Cornell ReviewBBC World News, The Spectator , Ora.TVThe GuardianThe Independent (IE)the Washington PostThe Daily Beast,  Columbia Journalism Review, Arab American News, International Business Times ,The Islamic MonthlyWorld 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 also featured at the Better Life book.


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He has written in many different publications including the Huffington Post, The Humanist, Free Inquiry Magazine, The  National Post in Canada, Big Think, The Richard Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science, Secular World, Secular Nation Magazine and many others.
Islamophobia: A Conversation. At BAM in NYC, 2015

 

He spoke at venues and conferences such as MIT, Google, Cornell University, Columbia UniversityHarvard University, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the American Humanist Association.

 

He is on the speakers bureau of Center for Inquiry  in the United States.

 

He is on the editorial board of  Applied Sentience, which is a multi-university project, and platform for the next generation of Humanist & Secular thinkers and activists, their mission is to find beauty in the world and explore how to live in it. 

Applied Sentience works in cooperation with all six university Humanist chaplaincies and  Communities: Harvard, Yale, American, Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford.