In Conversation with Sara Al Iraqiya on Leaving Islam, Global Affairs, and Society

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Sara Al Iraqiya is a USA-based 2nd generation Iraqi-American social scientist, writer, and activist. Raised under Sunni Islam and a survivor of attempted radicalization in American mosques and centers — she has both lived experience as well as academic experience with Islam. By age 20, after gaining … Continue reading

Marieme Helie Lucas on the Case of Noura Hussein Hammad

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist, activist, founder of ‘Secularism is a Women’s Issue,’ and founder and former International Coordinator of ‘Women Living Under Muslim Laws.’  Here we talk about the case of Noura Hammad. Noura has been sentenced to death and has 15 days to appeal … Continue reading

Interview with Molly Hanson – Editorial Assistant, Freedom From Religion Foundation

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Molly Hanson is the Freedom From Religion Foundation Editorial Assistant. Hanson is a champion runner among many others things and earned the spot at the University of Edinburgh for a Ph.D. in Anthropology. Here we learn about her and her work. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you find … Continue reading

Sodfa Daaji on the Urgent Case of Noura Hussein Hammad

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Sodfa Daaji is the Chairwoman of the Gender Equality Committee and the North Africa Coordinator for the Afrika Youth Movement. Here we talk about Noura Hussein Hammad’s urgent case. The hashtag: #JusticeForNoura. Daaji’s email if you would like to sign: daajisodfa.pr@gmail.com. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the baseline description of Hammad’s … Continue reading

Interview with Amitabh Pal – Director of Communications, Freedom From Religion Foundation

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Amitabh Pal is the Director of Communications for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). Here we talk about his work and views with the FFRF.. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How did you become involved in the secularist movements? Amitabh Pal: I’ve been at the intersection of progressive politics and … Continue reading

The Existential Risks and Trauma of Leaving a Cult

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott is the Founder of Skeptic Meditations. He speaks from experience in entering and leaving an ashram. Here we talk about existential risks for an individual leaving a cult, views of the world only knowing the cult, leaving psychologically and physically from the cult, places for … Continue reading

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