Interview with Administrator of “Gay Ex Muslim”

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Here we talk with the Administrator of “Gay Ex Muslim.”

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What are the more well-known difficulties of homosexuals within some Islamic communities and countries?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”:
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Jacobsen: What are some of the lesser-known aspects of prejudice and difficulties of the homosexual community in some Islamic communities and countries?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: You are subject to disownment, abuse by family members, lack of job opportunities, etc.

Jacobsen: What Islamic communities and countries have more acceptance of the homosexual communities within them?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: As per as we know, none.

Jacobsen: How are ex-Muslims, typically, treated around the world?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Maryam Namazie describes them as minorities within minorities. Ex-Muslims are silenced, threatened, at worst killed.

Jacobsen: As minorities within minorities, obviously, Muslims are disliked in some Western nations. However, within these groupings, some Muslim communities show prejudice to ex-Muslims and governments outright ignore ex-Muslims, in spite of the large number of groups and councils. In a way, ex-Muslims undergo, probably, more pain and suffering and isolation than others, as minorities within minorities. Is this exacerbated within the homosexual ex-Muslim communities?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: We have published about this subject: https://www.facebook.com/341957429901417/posts/406967216733771?sfns=mo

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Jacobsen: What are concerns unique to the homosexual ex-Muslim community?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Above!

Jacobsen: At the same, what are the benefits in the newfound freedom for the homosexuals who leave Islam?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Freedom of Expression, allowed to be Gay and Religious Freedom.

Jacobsen: How can bridges be built between the Muslim and ex-Muslim communities?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Tolerance and acceptance.

Jacobsen: What is “Gay Ex Muslim”? How did it start out? What are its aims?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Check out this piece: https://www.facebook.com/341957429901417/posts/399438910819935?sfns=mo

We welcome and stand with #Refugees. We have joined forces with Worcestershire Pride, Out2gether and Law & Justice Solicitors with our campaign #EmpoweringRefugees to create a safe space and support LGBT and/or Secular asylum seekers and refugees. We are proud and grateful to our local communities and organisations for their enormous support and love. Together we can achieve peace and live in a community where all #HumanRights are equally lived. We work closely with our support network to ensure #Refugees voices are heard and listened. We will forever defend, where we see violations of #HumanRights through our support network. We believe in #LocalLove, supporting the local communities and homeless. Our support networks and allies include: Humanists UK, Amnesty International UK (Amnesty UK LGBTI), Peter Tatchell (Peter Tatchell Foundation), Humanists International, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB), Emerald Life and our support network’s allies. https://worcestershirepride.org/community

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Jacobsen: What are other groups, pages, or organizations providing space and benefits, e.g., protections and a voice, for the exMuslim homosexual community – or simply individuals?

Administrator, “Gay Ex Muslim”: Check out this piece: https://www.facebook.com/341957429901417/posts/399438910819935?sfns=mo

Jacobsen: Thank you for the opportunity and your time.

Scott Douglas Jacobsen is the Founder of In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal and In-Sight Publishing. He authored/co-authored some e-books, free or low-cost. If you want to contact Scott: Scott.D.Jacobsen@Gmail.com.

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