Tag Archives: ex-Muslim

In Conversation with Karrar Al Asfoor on Atheism: Co-Founder, Atheist Alliance – Middle-East and North Africa & United Atheists of Europe

by | June 1, 2018

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the status of religion in Iraq? Karrar Al Asfoor: Religion controls every aspect of life in Iraq, from the simple cashier in a small shop to the largest governmental organization to my house, to the children playing in the streets, to the cafe talks, whatever you… Read more »

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

by | May 16, 2018

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 the freedom to live autonomously… Read more »