Religion

Islam 101: The Very Basics

The first time I posted about Islam on the Internet, it was, oddly enough, on a Star Wars messageboard. One of the responses was PM that informed me of certain …

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ActivismFeminism

Why I’m Optimistic About Saving Face

Tonight at 8:30 EST, HBO will be airing an Oscar-winning documentary entitled Saving Face. The 40-minute film is about how Dr. Mohammad Jawad, a British-Pakistani plastic surgeon, travels to his country of …

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ReligionSkepticism

Zombie Muhammad vs. Zealot

Last Halloween, an atheist named Ernest Perce dressed up as Zombie Muhammad and joined a parade in Pennsylvania that also included a Zombie Pope and Zombie Jesus. A Muslim man, Talaag …

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Skepticism

The Myth of the Muslim Monolith

What supposedly Islamic traditions are actually specifically Arab cultural traditions, but not universally Muslim? This is quite the difficult question to answer, and not just slightly due to the fact …

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ReligionSkepticism

When The Feared Have the Most to Fear

Despite being an ex-Muslim, i.e. someone who learned so much about Islam that she was appalled enough to leave it, I’ve been accused of being an apologist for Islam. Incidents …

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ReligionSkepticism

The Islam Dichotomy, Part 2: Sharia

Terrorism is one thing that non-Muslims fear about Muslims, but there is another Arabic word besides “jihad” that has begun to make the rounds. Is the implementation of Sharia in …

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ReligionSkepticism

The Islam Dichotomy, Part 1: Terrorism

I’d like to see you weigh in on the Muslims are evil and scary vs. Muslims are no worse than Christians and demonizing them only helps Christians battle that occasionally …

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Religion

Virgins, Raisins, and WoW Players, Oh My

Being an ex-Muslim who goes to atheist meet-ups puts me into some very weird situations sometimes. I find myself in one of those in particular far more often than you …

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