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Ex-Muslims of North America: A Dream Come True

Call me biased — I happily accept all charges of subjectivity in this matter. I am going to unabashedly revel in how amazing this is and nothing can stop me. …

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“Inspirational” Biblical/Quranic Intersections: Abraham’s Sacrifice

[Content notice: child abuse, attempted murder, animal slaughter] Yesterday marked Eid ul-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, for Muslims all over the world. The other Eid (Eid al-Fitr, or the …

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Four Myths About 9/11 & Muslims I’m Tired of Hearing

Palestinians didn’t celebrate 9-11; that was footage from 1991. This one is trotted out often by sympathetic, well-meaning folks who want to believe that no one could celebrate a tragedy …

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Never Forget: Reflections on a Dozen Years

[Content Notice: terrorism-related violence, anti-Muslim bigotry, anti-Semitism] Before my second day of high school, the reactions to me were more along the lines of confusion and pity than hostility. Lots …

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Breaking News: Saudi Arabia is a Thing

No really. It’s a thing. I had no idea. Never mind that I’ve been to Saudi Arabia. That, even though I should have been way too young to understand, I …

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When the “Experiment” Never Ends

Tonight (or last night, depending on whom you ask, as the whole Hijri calendar thing is very complicated) marks the beginning of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Too many …

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Scam Alert: Bacon Bullets

Revised to add in the information about the Sepoys. It has come to my attention that there exists a company called Jihawg Ammo (and no, I’m not linking them. you know …

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Why Atheists Say “God” When They Have Sex

This NSFW post is part of the blog book tour for Greta Christina’s book of erotic short stories, Bending. Also, this was more than partially inspired by Chelsea Cain’s reading …

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