Ben Affleck, Bill Maher, and Sam Harris debated Islam over the weekend. But their debate was lacking something incredibly important: The voices and perspectives of Muslims and ex-Muslims.
“Although I no longer believe in Islam, being a Muslim defined and shaped my life in ways that I cannot simply leave behind.”
If atheists are going to demand equal rights—and we should—we should also be prepared to advocate for the rights of other groups, regardless of whether or not we agree with them on the subject of God. Anything less is hypocritical.
Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala, who was forcibly hospitalized, is still at risk—and the intersection of political religion and colonial-era laws is to blame.
Saudi Arabia has classified atheism as a form of terrorism. Sarah Jones explains why it isn’t accurate for Western atheists to claim they’re “illegal in Saudi Arabia” and why they should instead amplify the voices of Saudi human rights activists.
Qasim Rashid is a Muslim who frequently advocates for atheists—surprising some theists and atheists alike. He talks with RNS about his advocacy, his book, and more.