Announcement for Global Secular Humanist Movement Members
“Dear GSHM Members,
My name is Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, and I am the founder and sole administrator of this Facebook page. One issue that has come to my attention is with respect to me asking for donations. I’m not going to do that here, so don’t worry. I am, however, going to clear up a few misconceptions:
First of all, I do not ask for donations to tide myself over here in America. We have a website, called SecularPost.net (in which we post mainly articles written by members), which requires me to pay for a domain. Currently, the server is very slow handling traffic, and we would like to be able to have a better one. The other use is advertising for the GSHM to grow it’s fan base. Quite literally, there’s nothing else.
Secondly, those who accuse me of being a thief don’t quite realize what I intend to do with this movement. This movement is not just a Facebook page. I didn’t come to America only because I feared for my life. I came here because this place is an intellectual furnace of new ideas and a platform for me to present my visions of the future. This Facebook page is my constant, foundational stepping stone. It is also something I wish to turn into a real global organisation. Since my arrival here, I have given countless talks and interviews, including with the Yahoo and Berkeley,California. I have an upcoming talk at Harvard University, and at TedxTalks in Houston. Next year I will be speaking at the American Atheists National Convention in Utah.
I’m telling you this because I need you to know I take this movement seriously. This is not a dead end Facebook page whose only interest is gaining fans and trying to scrap a bit of money. This is part of a much larger pursuit that will live up to the G in its name: Global.
I don’t expect you to believe me, because of course, this movement advocates healthy skepticism, and skeptics require evidence. All I can say is that the evidence will come with the next month, and the next year, and will continue to come for as long as I have a pulse.
Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar”
If you have any more questions, please email me at [email protected]