Letter to Ilhan Omar


Congratulations on your election victory. Your journey from Somalia to America is inspiring. Becoming the first Muslim woman elected to Congress is quite an achievement.

I have never met you. I assume you embrace the values that define the United States of America. You appear to be proud of your faith in Islam so it is important to be forthright about the contradictions between the two.

In the paragraphs below, I cite the Qu’ran and I provide links so users can verify the accuracy of the citations. For non-Muslim readers, the Qu’ran is a book written by Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

Ilhan, you stated on Twitter, “We need a democracy that guarantees a more equitable and just society.”

Qu’ran 4:34

Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband’s] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance – [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.

Ilhan, if you truly believe in an equitable and just society then denounce the Islamic idea that men are in charge of women and that women should obey men or be beaten.

Qu’ran 4:11

Allah instructs you concerning your children: for the male, what is equal to the share of two females.

Ilhan, if you truly believe in a just society, then denounce the Islamic practice of giving men twice as much inheritance as women.

You began your victory speech with the words “As-salamu alaykum” which means “Peace be upon you.”

Qu’ran 4:56

Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses – We will drive them into a Fire. Every time their skins are roasted through. We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.

Ilhan, if you believe in peace, then condemn the numerous calls to violence in the Qu’ran.

You continued your victory speech by saying “Alhamdulillah,” three times, which means “All praise be to God.”

Qu’ran 4:89

They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you would be alike. So do not take from among them allies until they emigrate for the cause of Allah. But if they turn away, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them and take not from among them any ally or helper.

Is the the God to whom you give praise? 

Ilhan, if you believe in peace then denounce Allah for compelling Muslims to kill disbelievers.

Ilhan, is it possible that you are unfamiliar with these verses that define Islam? If so, then take the time to study the Qu’ran, Hadith and the life of Muhammad.

Is it possible you understand the bigotry and violence of Islam but you are scared to renounce it because you fear you would be in danger? If so, then request the protection of the police.

Are you practicing the doctrine of Taquiyya to deceive kafirs? I sincerely hope not. But if so, know that it is not too late to change.

Ilhan, you cannot believe in American equality and the Islamic idea that women are the property of men. You cannot belive in peace and killing people who don’t belive in Islam as stated numerous times in the Qu’ran.

You have a choice to make.

Sincerely, Aisha Akbar

If you are a Muslim with doubts, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the fastest growing religion, or should I say non-religion, on earth 😇  You can find support and safety through a growing network of Ex-muslim Associations.


Letter to Ilhan Omar

Ex-Muslim Associations


The most complete list of Ex-Muslim Associations from around the world. Includes links to websites and social media. If you have doubts about Islam, this is a good place to find like-minded people for companionship and support.

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, CEMB
Founded in 2007 to fight apostasy laws Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Islamic countries. Thousands of members throughout the UK. Launched #ExMuslimBecause initiative.
Facebook, @CEMB_Forum (Twitter), Youtube

Ex-Muslims of North America, EXMNA
United States of America (USA) & Canada. Local chapters in Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Ottawa, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC, Waterloo, Winnipeg as of July 2016.
Facebook, @exmuslimsofna (Twitter)

Asociacíon de Ex-Musulmanes en España
Association of Ex-Muslims of Spain

Iranian Atheists & Agnostics
With over 200.000 Facebook likes, Iranian Atheists & Agnostics is one of the largest groups of Ex-Muslims on the web. Many of their postings are in Farsi but a translation link is provided.

Iranian atheist/agnostic movement
@IRANAAM (Twitter)

Iranian Freethinkers
Several prominent Twitter activists promote Iranian freethinkers including @Atheist_Iran and @PersianRose1.

Iranian Atheists
@IranianAtheists (Twitter)

Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime, ZdE
Central Council of Ex-Muslims is based in Munich, Germany and has chapters in the UK and Scandinavia. I would like to list local chapters here. Please post info to comments with link to verify.
Youtube, Facebook

Conseil des Ex Musulmans de France, CEMF
Facebook, Voie de la Raison (Blog)
Council of Ex-Muslims of France with over 8,000 members on Facebook (July 2016).

Council of Ex-Muslims of Morocco, CEMM
Over 3,000 members (July 2016).

Atheist & Agnostic Alliance Pakistan, AAAP
AAAP’s mission is to challenge and confront religious faith, to strengthen atheism by promoting the growth and interaction of atheist/freethinkers in Pakistan.

Saudi Ex-Muslims
@SaudiExMuslims (Twitter)

Organizes meetups in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, New York and Paris.

Former Muslims United

Faith to Faithless

Australian Ex-Muslims

Ex-Muslims Australia EMA

Council of Ex-Muslims of New Zealand
Twitter @nzexmuslim

Reddit ExMuslim
Online community with over 15,000 subscribers as of September 2016.  The slogan for the group is “You are not alone for We are many.”

Ex-Muslim North
Manchester, UK

Ex-Muslims of Scotland
@ExMuslimScot (Twitter)

Ex-Muslims Ireland
@Ex_Muslims_Eire (Twitter)

Council of Ex-Muslims of Scandinavia
Local chapters in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Sveriges Exmuslimer (Ex-Muslims of Sweden)
Facebook, Youtube (Omar Makram)

Algerian Atheist

Ex-Muslims: INDIA
Facebook (closed group)
More than 800 members as of July 2016.

Council of Ex-Muslim of Singapore

Ateizm Derneği

Movement of Belgian Former Muslims
Also known as Beweging Ex-Moslims Van Belgie in Flemish or Mouvement des Ex-Musulmans de Belgique in French.

Council of Ex-Muslims of Austria

Central Council of Ex-Muslims

Central Committee for Ex-Muslims


Why are Ex-Muslim Associations so important?

The vast majority of Islamic “Scholars” promote the idea that the penalty for leaving Islam should be death. In many countries, they have lobbied governments to make laws banning apostasy with severe penalties including capital punishment. Even in countries with laws protecting freedom of speech and freedom of religion, many Islamist leaders encourage Muslims to inflict severe punishment on their peers for leaving Islam.

Most people who call themselves Muslims were born into the faith. As children, many are beaten if they don’t recite the Qur’an and say their prayers five times a day. This early indoctrination causes most Muslims to fear critical thinking about Islam.  When they discover the violent teachings of the Qur’an such as verses  2:191, 4-56, 4:89, 8:12, 4:478:12, 3:151, many of them suffer mental stress, a condition known as cognitive dissonance. They have no desire to follow the violent teachings of Islam but they are hesitate express themselves because they fear being abandoned by family and friends, or even killed.

Ex Muslim Associations provided a safe place to to explore freedom of thought. Muslims can find like-minded people for companionship and support. They can learn how to protect themselves from those who may be threatening them. Some even find partners for marriage and creating their own families.

We should all support Ex-Muslim Associations, whether Muslim, Ex-Muslim, liberal or conservative. Here are some ways you can help.

Share this information with your friends and through social media.

Write a comment or send an email to AishaAkbar71@gmail.com with information about other Ex-Muslim Associations. Include a link and I will update this list.

Consider donating to these groups to help them spread freedom of thought and provide protection for their members.

Call out Regressive Liberals who try to silence criticism of Islamic ideology that contradicts basic human rights.

Aisha Akbar, AiA

Follow @AishaAkbar17 on Twitter

List of Ex-Muslim Organisations (Wikipedia)
Council of Ex-Muslim of Britain Affiliates


Ex-Muslim Associations

Islam and Homosexuality


Omar Matteen murdered 49 people and wounded 53 more at a gay nightclub in Florida called Pulse. During the attack, Omar called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS and express sympathy for the Boston Marathon bombers. His father says he was inspired by seeing two gay men kissing.

Some Regressive Liberals claim that Islamophobia is a bigger problem than anti-gay sentiment in the Muslim world. This article contains citations from Islamic scripture to help you decide.

“The Prophet said: If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.”
Sunan Abi Dawud 4462

“If a man who is not married is seized committing sodomy, he will be stoned to death.”
Sunan Abi Dawud 4463

“Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people.
But the answer of his people was only that they said, “Evict them from your city! Indeed, they are men who keep themselves pure.” So We saved him and his family, except for his wife; she was of those who remained [with the evildoers]
And We rained upon them a rain [of stones]. Then see how was the end of the criminals.”
Qur’an 7:81-84

“Do you approach males among the worlds. And leave what your Lord has created for you as mates? But you are a people transgressing.” They said, “If you do not desist, O Lot, you will surely be of those evicted.” He said, “Indeed, I am, toward your deed, of those who detest [it]. So We saved him and his family, all, Except an old woman among those who remained behind.
Then We destroyed the others.
And We rained upon them a rain [of stones], and evil was the rain of those who were warned.”
Qur’an 26: 165-173

“The Prophet cursed effeminate men (those men who are in the similitude (assume the manners of women) and those women who assume the manners of men, and he said, “Turn them out of your houses.” The Prophet turned out such-and-such man, and ‘Umar turned out such-and-such woman.”
Sahih Bukhari 72:774

“And the two (men) who commit it (intercourse) among you, dishonor them both. But if they repent and correct themselves, leave them alone.”
Quran 4:16

Islamic ideology clearly advocates killing homosexuals. This is unacceptable and should be unequivocally denounced by all people, including “moderate” Muslims.

There is no good excuse for following a Prophet (Muhammad) that commands his followers to kill homosexuals. There is no good excuse to defend people (Muslims) who submit to such a Prophet. Moderate Muslims and Regressive Liberals share blame for the Orlando shooting.

If you are a Muslim and you are considering leaving Islam, know that you are not alone. Hundreds of millions of Muslims share your doubt but hide their feelings because they are scared of being abandoned by friends and family, or killed for apostasy. This too is unacceptable.

Fortunately, many brave people have taken the step to free themselves from the ideological slavery that is Islam. They have formed groups to offer support, companionship and protection to fellow ex-Muslims.

List of ex-Muslim Organisations (Wikipedia)

If you are a Regressive Liberal trying to silence criticism of Islam following the Orlando shootings, you are a coward.


#ExMuslimBecause, #RegressiveLeft, #Islam, #GayPride, #LGBT



Islam and Homosexuality

How You Can Beat ISIS


ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Brussels attacks that killed over 30 people and wounded over 200. Five months earlier, ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks at the Bataclan and other locations where over 120 people were gunned down. The savagery of their attacks in Syria, Iraq and Europe has made them the top enemy of the modern world but conventional tactics to combat them don’t seem very effective.

ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq & Syria) started as an Islamic jihadist group in Syria. After taking territory in Iraq, they changed their name to ISIL. The “L” is for the Levant, a region including Egypt, Turkey and Jordan.

ISIS uses beheadings, rape and mass executions to terrorize over 10 million people into submission. Some estimate that ISIL has killed over 100,000 civilians.

ISIS gets most of it’s money from oil, extortion and the sale of antiquities. According to the Washington Institute, ISIS receives sizable donations from rich Saudis who perceive them as fellow-sunnis in a fight with Iranian backed shiites. President Erdoğan’s, Turkey’s pro-Islamic government is reported to purchase oil from ISIS and support their war against the Kurds.

With such a complex political context, western governments have avoided direct action against ISIS. Limited airstrikes have been used to back the Kurds and the Iraqi Army but ISIS uses these bombings to justify attacks like the ones in Paris and to recruit westerners to join their cause.

So what exactly is their cause? After the attacks in Paris, ISIS published a statement explaining that they carried out “In the Name of Allah…” The statement quotes the Quran several times; “Allah… cast terror into their hearts so they destroyed their houses by… the hands of the believers.”  It frame the murders as part of “a blessed battle whose causes of success were enabled by Allah” targeting Paris, “the capital of prostitution and vice”. It claims that “Allah granted victory upon their hands and cast terror into the hearts of the crusaders in their very own homeland.” It finishes with “Allah is the greatest”, a familiar refrain after murders committed by Islamic jihadists.

The statement cites Allah 14 times, the Prophet Mohammed twice and frames the attacks as part of a wider war between muslims and non-believers. The lead terrorist in the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is pictured above holding a Qu’ran and an ISIS flag.

Despite all this, many politicians and pundits claim that ISIS is not religiously motivated or that ISIS in no way represents Islam. Such claims are wishful thinking at best, willful deception at worst.

A growing number of thought leaders are trying to defeat ISIS by defeating their ideas. They point to the Quran as the terrorists playbook, citing verses such as 2:191, 4:89, 5:33, 8:12, 47:4. But Islamists and regressive liberals such as Glen Greenwald and Reza Aslan are quick to label them as Islamophobes. They frame Muslims as a victimized minority, refusing to acknowledge that Islam is an ideological super power that has conquered over 70 countries and 1.5 billion minds.

But some of those minds refuse to submit. Here is a partial list of ex-muslims who suffer death threats from Islamists and opposition by regressive liberals.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali-born activist, author, and politician. Critic of honor killings and female genital mutilation and Islam. Supporter of women’s rights and freedom of thought. Author of Infidel, Nomad and Heretic. Founder of the AHA Foundation.

Wafa Sultan – Syrian born medical doctor. Author of The God who Hates. Co-founder of Former Muslims United.

Arzu Toker – Writer, journalist, publicist and translator of Turkish descent. Co-Founder of the Central Council of ex-muslims.

Taslima Nasreen – Bangladesh-born, award-winning writer, physician, secular humanist and human rights activist. Has risen to global attention for her essays and novels with feminist views and criticism of religion.

Raif Badawi –  Saudi Arabian writer, dissident, and activist, and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals. Currently suffering internment and torture at the hand of the Saudi Royal family.

Asra Nomani – Indian born journalist, 15 years with the Wall Street Journal where she was a close colleague of Daniel Pearl. Author of Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam.

Sarah Haider – Humanist, author, speaker. Founder of Ex-Muslims of North America.

These courageous individuals risk the ultimate sacrifice in fighting the ideas that inspire ISIS. What can you do to support them?

Start by promoting them on social media. Like their Facebook accounts, follow them on Twitter, up vote their comments, share their blog posts.

Call out their detractors. When you see regressive liberals accusing them of Islamophobia, remind them that true liberals stand with the victims of Islam, not with those who believe in beating women and killing homosexuals.

Buy their books and donate to their causes. These people need money to carry on their work and to protect themselves. They are fighting against oil rich Islamists that have billions at their disposal.

Write to Universities such as Berkeley and Brandies who try to silence criticism of Islam and remind them they have lost their credibility as centers of free speech.

If you are too scared to do this under your own identity, create a pseudonym. You will be joining a long list of free thinkers in history who challenged oppressive regimes.

Defeating Islamic extremists like ISIS will require fighting their ideas. Ex-muslims are doing the heavy lifting. All you need to do is stand with them. Are you ready?

How You Can Beat ISIS

Free Women From Islam


Discrimination against women can be found in many ideologies but Islam is in a class by itself. Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, forces women to have a male guardian when in public and prohibits them from driving cars. Religious police force Saudi women to wear the niqab which covers everything but their eyes and hands. In education, politics and professional life, Saudi Arabia denies women basic equalities citing the Quran as justification.

Since the 1960s, Saudi Arabia has used trillions of dollars in oil revenue to export Wahhabism, a pure form of Islam. Contrary to its portrayal in the western press, Wahhabism is not an extreme interpretation of Islam, it is simply the application of Sharia law as prescribed by the holy books of Islam, the Quran and the Hadith.

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, enshrined gender inequality in numerous ways. He practiced polygamy, taking eleven wives for himself while placing a limit of four wives on other Muslim men. He legitimized child marriage by marrying Aisha at the age of six. According to Islamic scholars, Muhammad consummated the marriage when Aisha was nine and he was fifty-four. This has provided the justification for pedophilia in Muslim communities throughout the world.

Mohammed instructed Muslim men to beat their wives if they showed arrogance (Quran 4:34) and instructed Muslim women to be available to satisfy their husband’s sexual desires at any time (Sahih Bukhari 121).

The Quran instructs Muslims to give a woman half the inheritance of a man (Quran 4:11) and recognizes a woman’s testimony in court as being worth half that of a man (Quran 2:282).

If Muslim woman have it bad under Islam, non-Muslim women have it much worse. Muhammad had many sex slaves he considered the spoils of war. According to Islamic scholars, Islam allows a man to have intercourse with his slave woman. What western societies consider rape, the Quran condones as a legitimate method for spreading Islam to kafir, or non-Muslims.

Considering Islam’s appalling record on woman’s rights, it’s hard to fathom why any woman would call herself a Muslim. In fact, most woman don’t choose to become Muslims, they are born in Muslim families and are indoctrinated at a very young age.

Girls as young as four and five years old are taught that if they do not submit to Islam, they will be abandoned by their families and friends, and killed in some circumstances to protect the family honor. If they protest they are often beaten. This harsh treatment leads most to form cognitive dissonance as adults, causing them to defend Islam to avoid the the being punished or even killed for opposing it.

Nowhere is this as clear as the movement to force women to wear head coverings such as the hijab, chador, niqab and burqa. Some women, such as Nazma Khan, claim these head coverings “protect women” or “empower them”. In reality, the opposite is true. Countries such as Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan where head coverings are prevalent are the most dangerous places for women, and women there are almost powerless.

In fact, these head coverings were not widely used for the first 1600 years of Islam. Muhammad did not encourage women to wear them in the Quran or Hadith. They are the inventions of Imams in the 1960s to spread political Islam. As such, they are instruments of heresy to be avoided by Muslim and non-Muslim’s alike.

Asra Nomani published an article in the Washington Post article to explain the origins of the hijab and the efforts by Islamists to use it to political ends.

This modern-day movement, codified by Iran, Saudi Arabia, Taliban Afghanistan and the Islamic State, has erroneously made the Arabic word hijab synonymous with “headscarf.” This conflation of hijab with the secular word headscarf is misleading. “Hijab” literally means “curtain” in Arabic. It also means “hiding,” ”obstructing” and “isolating” someone or something. It is never used in the Koran to mean headscarf.  

For these reasons, we have declared February 1st to be Free Women From Islam day and we have launched the hashtag #FWFIslam to promote it.

What can I you do to help free women from abuse in the name of Islam?

Promote this article on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.

Use the hashtag #FWFIslam to draw attention to women’s rights abuses under Islam.

Post a link to this page in the comments sections of articles that portray the use of Islamists head coverings as cultural phenomena.

Educate western women that participate in events such as World Hijab Day as to the oppressive origins of certain head coverings.

Follow @AishaAkbar17 on Twitter.

Image via Muhhamad Syed @MoTheAtheist

Free Women From Islam

11 Most Regressive Liberals in the World


“Regressive Left” is a term coined by Maajid Nawaz in a 2012 memoir, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist Extremism. Nawaz, Sam Harris and Bill Maher have popularized the term to describe a section of the political left which refuses to challenge human rights abuses in Muslim communities for the sake of political correctness. Instead of defending left-wing values, Regressive Liberals try to silence criticism of Islamic ideology by claiming that it is bigotry toward muslims.

In this article we will look at left-wing principals that have been abandoned by the Regressive Left and call out the most Regressive Liberals who are leading the movement.

True Liberals stand for tolerance. They criticize the Nazis for antisemitism and the Ku Klux Klan for racism. Regressive Liberals take the opposite position with respect to Islamic treatment of “disbelievers”, Jews and Christians.

Muhammad, the founder of Islam, spoke of disbelievers extensively in the Quran.

“Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses – We will drive them into a Fire. Every time their skins are roasted through. We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.” Quran 4:56

If you go to Quran.com and search for words such as “disbelievers”, “unbelievers” and various forms, you will find close to a thousand results. In many of these verses, Muhammad commands Muslims to “kill disbelievers wherever you find them” (2:191) by beheading them (8:12) or crucifying them (5:33). Islam literally means “submission” and calls for violence against those who refuse is a central theme of the Quran, see 2:216, 3:1514:474:899:5, 9:299:123 for other examples.

Regressive Liberals silence critics of such beliefs by labeling them “Islamophobes”.

True Liberals defend gender equality. They led the fight to grant women the right to vote and they oppose discrimination against women in the workplace. Regressive Liberals apply a different mindset to human rights abuses enshrined in Islamic ideology.

Muhammad decided that Muslim men could have four wives. He later made an exception for himself and took eleven wives. The youngest, Aisha, was 6 when he married her. According to Islamic scholars, he consummated the marriage when Aisha was 9 years old.

Muhammad instructed Muslim men to strike their wives if they show arrogance (4:34). He gave detailed instructions on how to beat wives in the Hadith. In matters of sex, child custody and inheritance Muhammad gave men power over woman.

Regressive Liberals silence criticism of such beliefs on the grounds it shows “disrespect for Muslim culture”.

True Liberals oppose discrimination. They support homosexuals in their fight for gay marriage and stand with the LGBT community against intolerance. Regressive Liberals give Islamists a free pass when it comes to the extreme violence against homosexuals in Muslim communities.

Muhammad commanded Muslims to torture and murder homosexuals. The Hadith calls for homosexuals to be thrown from the “highest roof top”, then beheaded and crucified. Some Imams issue fatwas to put homosexuals in cages and set them on fire.

Regressive Liberals silence criticism of such practices to avoid “offending Muslims”.

The damage done to Liberalism by the Regressive Left is massive. Not only does it provide cover for those who rape and murder in the name of Allah, it also serves as a catalyst for the rise of the far right. See below for a list of the most Regressive Liberals in the world.

Sally Kohn

American lawyer, liberal political commentator, founder of the Movement Vision Lab and distinguished Vaid fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute. According to Wikipedia, “Kohn incited controversy when she wrote an article where she stated that she wants her daughter to grow up to be a lesbian, and that she is disappointed that her daughter has shown a romantic interest in boys.”

On August 16, 2016 Sally tweeted that “many *progressive Muslims* — the ones we should support in ideological fight against extremism — believe in Sharia!!”

Sharia law is a legal system based on the Qur’an and Hadith. It calls on Muslims to cut off thieves hands, stone adulterers to death, kill anyone who criticizes Islam, kill any Muslim who renounces Islam. Sharia condones women being beaten by their husbands if they show arrogance and unambiguously calls for the homosexuals to be put to death.

Kohn’s attempt to equate progressive Muslims with Sharia law earns her the top spot on our list of the most progressive liberals in the world.


CJ Werleman

Australian writer, columnist and social commentator.Werleman contends that ideology has nothing to do with extremism. He prefers to blame it on the West, ignoring over 1000 years of Islamic conquests before the US or Israel existed.

In 2004, Werleman was shown to have plagiarized the work of Fareed Zakaria, Vali Nasr, William Broyles Jr., Robert Pape and several others. Despite this, he is still published in several left-wing journals such as Salon.

Reza Aslan

Iranian born Author and professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Claims to hold several degrees in theology but this has been challenged by David Pakman and others. It is not without irony that Aslan engages in creative writing about Islam.

Aslan has stated that Islam is “the most tolerant religion” despite numerous verses in the Quran that advocate killing disbelievers, apostates and homosexuals. He claims, “it is incorrect to believe women are mistreated in the Muslim world” despite the widespread practice of forced marriage, child brides, female genital mutilation and honor killings.

Several of Alsan’s claims were debunked in an article entitled Reza Aslan is Wrong About Islam and This is Why byMuhammad Syed and Sarah Haider, co-founders of the Ex-Muslims of North America.

Glenn Greenwald

American lawyer, journalist and author. Greenwald has written for Salon and The Guardian. Greenwald regularly labels critics of Islam as Islamophobes or bigots, even those such as Ayaan Hirsi Ali who have have suffered human rights abuses under Islam.

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks by Islamist Jihadis, Greenwald claimed the cartoonists were racists. He ignores the fact that they were murdered for having criticized Islam which is a religion, not a race, or that Charlie Hebdo regularly criticized other religions such as Christianity and Judaism.

In Greenwald’s mind, criticizing Christians and Jews is to be applauded, but criticizing Islamists is racism.

Cenk Uygur

Turkish-American columnist, political pundit and activist. Host and co-founder of The Young Turks, an internet show with political and social commentary.

Uygur has been criticized for denying the Armenian Genocide and naming his Internet show after one of the main instigators, the Young Turks.

Rula Jebreal

Pundit and active in the Islamic honor brigade. Claims ex-Muslims like Ayaan Hirsi Ali are “dangerous” because they upset Islamists.

Following the San Bernadino attack, Jebreal promoted a meme arguing that Islam is a religion of peace. The meme included an excerpt of verse 5:32 from the Quran but failed to mention that it was a “decree for the Children of Isreal” or that the very next verse 5:33 incites Muslims to crucify, then cut off the hands and feet of those who wage war on Allah, which includes disbelievers, anybody who criticizes Islam, anybody who draws Muhammad, etc.

Michael Moore

American film maker. Recently took a photo of himself outside of Trump Towers with a sign saying “We are all Muslims” and promoted #WeAreAllMuslims on social media. Does he think we all believe in killing Jews, Christians and homosexuals? Think again Michael.

Moore has a net worth of over $50 million. According to his Twitter profile, one of his greatest achievement is a racist book called “Stupid White Men”. Read more about this Regressive Liberal in my recent article, Michael Moore, Muslim or Opportunist?.

Jon Stewart

Creator of The Daily Show. Satirists who delivered scathing monologues against right wing politicians, pundits and religious leaders, unless they were Islamists.

Stewart gave a cold welcome to Ayaan Hirsi Ali on his show but is all hugs and kisses when inviting Regressive Liberals and Islamists. He deflects criticism of Islamic ideology by blaming the West or insinuating that it is hatred toward all Muslims. Stewart produced a particularly distasteful segment on the daily show to ridicule the French following the Charlie Hebdo massacre, suggesting they are inherently lazy and used the attacks as an excuse to go on strike.

Ben Affleck

American actor who went on a tirade on the Bill Maher show, calling critics of Islamic ideology racists. Generally follows Islamist propaganda that Muslims are victims, Islamophobia is the problem, violence is justified, yada, yada.

Recently had an affair with his nanny prompting wife Jennifer Garner to file for divorce. Apparently Jennifer does buy into the four wives thing. Affleck has become the poster boy for Hollywood Regressive Liberals.

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder of Facebook. Has turned the social media powerhouse into a safe space for Islamic hatred. Facebook removed the posts of Maryam Namazie explaining why Muslims should be free to leave Islam without fearing death. Enacted policies which led to the removal of a journalists article about sexual abuses in Madrassas.

Just days after the Paris attacks, Zuckerberg wrote an article in which he vowed to “add his voice in support of Muslims” and to “protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you (Muslims)”. What about the victims of Islam?  Zuckerberg should have voiced support of the victims of the attacks, but instead he sided with those who share the ideology of the attackers. This prompted several ex-Muslims such as Brother Rachid to post open letters challenging his ignorance and moral confusion concerning Islam.

Barack Obama

President Obama gave the order to take down Ben Laden and has authorized more drone strikes than President Bush. However, when it comes to free speech, he sides with Islamists who threaten to kill anybody who criticizes Islam or draws Muhammed.

Obama decided not to attend the rally following the Charlie Hebdo massacre. In 2012, he gave a speech to the United Nations in which he said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet”.

Considering the Prophet Muhammad practiced pedophilia, polygamy and possessed sex slaves, it’s difficult to imagine how one could slander him. You would think that a man who has two daughters and an accomplished wife would hesitate before defending Muhammad. More importantly, the President of the free world should defend free speech, not those who murder cartoonists in the name of Allah.

Obama has been a great President in many regards, but his complicit positions on Islam leave a dark stain on his Presidency.

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Michael Moore, Muslim or Opportunist?


Michael Moore, an American film maker, has launched a campaign in reaction to Donald Trump’s recent comments about Muslims. He recently took a photo of himself outside of Trump Towers with a sign saying “We are all Muslims” and promoted #WeAreAllMuslims on social media.

Like Moore, many liberals see Muslims as a minority that is discriminated against for the actions of Islamic Jihadists. They want to show their solidarity with all minorities, including Muslims, in a fight against bigotry. That would be a noble cause if it weren’t for some inconvenient truths.

What is a Muslim? Many people think Muslim denotes race when it actually means a follower of Islamic ideology. Muslims may be a minority in the United States but they are the majority in many other countries. Islam was started by Mohammed and a few followers in the 7th century but it has grown into an ideological superpower, having conquered over 70 countries and 1.5 billion minds. To understand what it means to be a Muslim, it is critical to understand Islam itself.

Islam is the belief in the God Allah, as revealed by the Prophet Mohammed in the Quran and other books like the Hadith. One of the main topics in the Quran is non-Muslims, or disbelievers. If you search Quran.com for “disbelievers” you will find 377 results. Searching for “disbelieve” returns 243 distinct results, “unbelievers” an additional 218, and “disbeliever” another 41.

According to Quran.com, the first occurrence of the word “disbelievers” is in chapter 4, verse 51.

“Those are the disbelievers, truly. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a humiliating punishment.”

Some insist the Quran is misquoted or misinterpreted. Quran.com provides translations of this verse by Pickhall, Sahih International, Dr. Ghali and Muhsin Kahn. The translation given above is from Sahih International and differs slightly in the ending which is translated by Pickhall as “shamefull doom” and by Kahn as “humiliating torment”.

With close to a thousand references to “disbelievers” or variants, it’s not hard to find other verses…

“Indeed, those who disbelieve in Our verses – We will drive them into a Fire. Every time their skins are roasted through. We will replace them with other skins so they may taste the punishment. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted in Might and Wise.” Quran 4:56

“So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah – never will He waste their deeds.” Quran 47:4

Yet other verses call for cutting off the heads, feet, hands, fingertips of disbelievers, or beheading and crucifying them (see Quran.com 2:191, 2:216, 3:1514:89, 8:12, 9:5, 9:29, 9:123). Despite all this, some claim that Islam is a religion of peace. They cite Quran chapter 5, verse 32 as “whoever saves a person, saves all mankind”. However, the actual verse in the Quran conveys a lot more than the excerpt.

“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” Quran 5:32

It is important to note that Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was addressing the “Children of Isreal” or the Jews in this verse, not Muslims. That is not surprising as the verse was inspired by Jewish scripture (Torah, Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9).

In the very next verse, Mohammed addresses Muslims in sharp contrast to his message for the Jews…

“Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment…” Quran 5:33

Such verses have been used for hundreds of years to justify genocide such as the slaughter of 1.4 million Christian Armenians and tens of millions of Hindu Indians. After murdering 120 people in the Bataclan massacre in Paris, ISIS provided a statement citing Allah 14 times and quoting several verses from the Quran.

It is important to recognize that there are over a billion Muslims and the vast majority of them have never killed a disbeliever. Many of them were born into the faith and don’t know that the Quran contains such violent calls to action. An ever increasing number are disappointed by what they find in the Quran and they are leaving Islam.

If Michael Moore was a true liberal, he might question why so many people adhere to an ideology that advocates killing non-believers. He might stand with those who leave the faith or call for reform. Instead he vows solidarity with outdated beliefs and tries to guilt others into joining him.

In fact, Michael Moore has made a nice business out of guilt. His Twitter profile cites his book “Stupid White Men” as his main achievement. Moore has amassed a net worth of over 50 million dollars with such initiatives.

So when Michael Moore pulls a stunt like “We are all Muslims”, he is not defending minorities or fighting a noble cause. He is simply fanning the flames of Regressive Liberalism to make a quick buck.

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