Islamism & Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Abuses Takes Up So Much Of My Time

I have not posted a personal entry onto this site in so long because since the Paris Attacks my time has been spent watching a tonne of videos on YouTube from Islamic apostates, apostate and Middle Eastern free thinkers, Muslim reformers and their Western allies. So much watching, learning, soaking up information, so little time to write about ME!

Add to that Saudi Arabia now has 4 free thinkers (plus countless others no doubt) on trial and they are wanting to murder these innocent men for ‘terrorism’. Atheism, apostasy, free thinking etc. makes you are a terrorist in Saudi Arabia! It is beyond insane.

Sooooo, all and all with all this happening in the world and the fact I have been job hunting (and man, are there some STUPID job ads out there. I will write about those in another post) I have not had a chance to tend to my little spot on WordPress.

I hope to have some new posts out soon and hopefully they will have a more positive note such as more countries in Africa are banning FGM! YAY!!!

Here is a list of some of the people and channels/shows I have been watching:

#Solidarity for the Wonderful #ExMuslimBecause Campaign Trending on Twitter

So you might not know this about me but all of my paternal side are Sunnis so technically, since my father is a Muslim and I repudiate the hideous doctrines of Islam (along with all other religious doctrines), I could/would be considered an apostate, which in Islamic theology and law carries a death sentence.

Luckily, however, I live in a free and open secular, democratic society where I am not defined by an ideology but by my own individual merit and actions.

The Thursday after the Paris Attacks (Thurs 19 Nov 2015) the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) started a fabulous campaign, #ExMuslimBecause, on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube etc. This hashtag has allowed thousands of ex-Muslims to ‘come out of the closet’ and share their stories and experiences as to why they left Islam and how they feel about the ideology.

As you can probably guess I cannot stand the ideology of Islam, not the political, legal, social or religious dimensions, none of it, so to see these brave people, who many could be killed for speaking out, come forward and tweet the hashtag and their stories was very moving and very amazing.

If you, or anyone you know, is looking to leave Islam, or another religion, just remember you are not alone. People leave religions all the time and because it is so hard to do there have been so many support groups created to help ‘apostates’ out.

Below are some of the ex-Muslim support groups but Google will lead you to other ex-religious groups too if you need a little support and solidarity 🙂

Ex Muslims Australia EMA

https://www.facebook.com/Ex-Muslims-Australia-EMA-572835236069495/timeline

Australian Ex-Muslims

http://www.ex-muslim.org.au/

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB)

https://www.facebook.com/exmuslims/?fref=ts

Ex-Muslims of North America

https://www.facebook.com/exmna/?fref=ts

PLEASE GO TO TWITTER TO HELP SAVE ASHRAF FAYADH, WALEED ABU AL-KHAIR, ALI AL-NIMR & RAIF BADAWI! AND SIGN EVERY PETITION YOU CAN FIND.

SAUDI ARABIA IS PLANNING ON MURDERING 50 ‘TERRORISTS’, MOST OF WHOM ARE APOSTATES, ATHEISTS, FREE THINKERS ETC. PLEASE GO TO TWITTER AND TWEET AT THE ADDRESSES BELOW PLUS ANY OTHERS YOU CAN THINK OF.

ALSO, SIGN EVERY PETITION YOU CAN FIND FOR THESE MEN!

TO HELP SAVE ASHRAF FAYADHWALEED ABU AL-KHAIR, ALI AL-NIMR & RAIF BADAWI from being murdered by Saudi Arabia you can tweet directly to Saudi’s King (@KingSalman), who is also the Prime Minister, and the Saudi Ministry of Justice (@MojKsa) and voice your concerns and horror at how these men have been treated and the fact they (Saudi Arabia) want to murder them for free thinking. You can also tweet at the UN (@UN) and leaders of the free world: Barack Obama (@POTUS); David Cameron (@David_Cameron); Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm); Angela Merkel (@Angela_Merkel); François Hollande (@fhollande); Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) etc. to beg them to put pressure on #SaudiArabia to FREE #ASHRAFFAYADH, #WALEEDABUALKHAIR#ALIALNIMR & #RAIFBADAWI!

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PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THESE PETITIONS TO SAVE ASHRAF FAYADH

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THESE PETITIONS TO SAVE ASHRAF FAYADH. He is a Palestinian poet and art curator who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia for filming religious police slapping a man on the face and forcibly pinning him against a wall in Abha. Since then Ashraf has been charged with apostasy due to his poetry. He needs our help.

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/free-ashraf-fayadh-saudi-arabia-palestinian-poetry-apostasy-execution

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Amnesty_international_Save_the_palestinian_poet_and_artist_Ashraf_Fayadh/?pv=0

https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-department-of-states-u-s-department-of-state-secretary-general-of-u-n-human-rights-organizations-save-palestinian-poet-ashraf-fayadh-life?recruiter=75262587&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/773/521/205/demand-an-end-to-unnecessary-executions.-tell-saudi-arabia-to-release-ashraf-fayadh-now/

Hitting Home: A Much Needed Insight Into Domestic Violence Against Women in Australia

Hitting Home With Sarah Ferguson

A two part ABC documentary from Australian journalist, Sarah Ferguson, on the domestic violence epidemic currently occurring against women in Australia.

Episode 1

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/hitting-home-with-sarah-ferguson/DO1409H001S00

 

Episode 2

http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/hitting-home-with-sarah-ferguson/DO1409H002S00

 

Q&A Hitting Home Special

A follow up episode of the Australian program Q&A further discussing violence against women and the impact it has on children.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/txt/s4340550.htm

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE THESE PETITIONS TO HELP SAVE WALEED ABU AL-KHAIR!

PLEASE SIGN & SHARE!!! WALEED ABU AL-KHAIR WAS THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER DEFENDING RAIF BADAWI. WALEED HAS NOW BEEN ARRESTED BY THE VILE & OPPRESSIVE SAUDI ARABIAN THEOCRACY. HE NEEDS YOUR HELP NOW!

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/38432/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_content=20151118012000&utm_campaign=W4R690_20151118

or

http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/38432/

AND THE ONES BELOW

https://www.change.org/p/ambassador-adel-bin-ahmed-al-jubeir-immediately-release-human-rights-lawyer-waleed-abu-al-khair-waleedabulkhair-from-prison

https://www.change.org/p/ambassador-adel-bin-ahmed-al-jubeir-immediately-release-human-rights-lawyer-waleed-abu-al-khair-waleedabulkhair-from-prison

http://forcechange.com/117747/immediately-release-human-rights-activist/

The Incredibly Insightful Maajid Nawaz Discussing What Islamism is After the Paris Attacks, Nov 2015

Note: The week that was has been a horrendous week of bombings around the world. My condolences and support for Paris does not mean I am not concerned or interested in the horror bombings in other parts of the world. All lives lost to terrorism, whether it is political or religious, or in this case both since Islam is not just a religion but also a political, legal and social ideology as well, is heartbreaking and degrades our planet and species.