Iraqi College Student Kicked Out Of University For Defending The Right For Atheists To Live

. An Iraqi student in Al Muthanna university got expelled because of a Facebook comment in which he defended the right of life for atheists. His name is Sameer Saad. The following is his story: “My unfair treatment in Al Muthanna university Sameer Saad – Iraq After a month of trying finally Al Muthanna university issued an order to expel me and consider that I failed this year (2016-2017) The case is all about an argument on Facebook There is a page founded and run by a colleague in the same university, the page posted a discussion about atheism and most of the comments were negative and promoting violent actions towards atheists. Among the commentators who promoted violence was a person with a (Dr.) before his name referring that he has a PHD, I told him...

A Public Dialogue on the Topic of “Islamophobia”

Via Hemant Mehta WNYC in New York City aired a public conversation about “Islamophobia” (that was taped in May). It included six panelists with varying takes on Islam, including Bassem Youssef (who hosted a Daily Show-like program in the Middle East) and Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (who began the Global Secular Humanist Movement on...

Why Raif Badawi Matters

” Inspired by Raif Badawi’s story and struggle—as well as people like him—I am working to support the human rights of liberal dissidents through Movements.org, a project funded by Google that allows me to crowd source skills and a way to match those who need help with those who can. I have built a database that includes activists in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and many other countries in the Muslim world (many in which secular activists face death sentences if they are apprehended by the government). I genuinely believe that everyone has a role to play. Whether you are a journalist, a policymaker, an artist, a technologist, a public relations expert, a writer, an editor, a translator, or just someone who cares about this issue, you can lend your voice in...

How to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) 101

  I just got back from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  after speaking about the danger ISIS poses to the region and the globe and explained to the audience the main tenets of ISIS and how it differs from Al Qaeda.     and here is what I said:   “The Islamic State is considered “Extremist” by al-Qaeda, so imagine how terrible and barbaric you must be to the way al-Qaeda consider you an extremist. I want to explain what is the main difference between al-Qaeda and the Islamic state is conflict of vision, al-Qaeda is promising the eventual establishment of an Islamic state, while ISIS leadership, (Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) is about: let’s do it now while the conditions to create a state are there. Since the United States pulled its military...

The Case For Secularism

/  This article was first published in Secular Nation Magazine / “ I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. ”   Thomas Jefferson’s Letter   to the Danbury Baptists   When I first started becoming a vocal secularist and advocating anti-establishment of religion — starting small and now I have a much wider influence than before — I did it, do it and will continue to do it for exactly the same reasons why Jefferson mentioned his letter to the Danbury Baptists: protecting people, all...

The Taliban are beating this boy up because he had Music in his phone. (Video)

Post by Javed Ahmad Ghamidi.