Please Support The #MuslimReform Movement. This Is History In The Making!

Wow, wow, wow! So, don’t get me wrong I know these people are doing A LOT of cherry-picking of their faith, Islam, in order to make a reformation happen (no one mentioned any of the battles or beheadings Mohammed waged once he moved to Medina, the slaves and sex slaves he kept and sold as his ‘spoils of war’ or the fact he married a 6-year-old and consummated the marriage when she was 9) BUT Judaism, Christianity and every other religion are just as bullshit and they have all had many reformations and reworkings over the centuries e.g. lots of cherry-picking, and our species is a lot safer and freer thanks to these cherry-picking crusaders.

This is a HUGE step, since heretics (which is what people are labelled whenever they start a reformation) are to be killed according to old ‘peaceful’ Mohammed for creating a fitna (a rebellion), and it is one we all need to support no matter how bullshit we think Islam is. Without these reformers, and all the reformers from other faiths and other centuries gone by, we will/would be so fucked it wouldn’t even be funny (could you imagine living under the rule of the Vatican or under the 613 commandments of Orthodox Judaism??? It would be ‘hell’ on Earth). We owe everything we have to past, and present day, religious reformers/heretics, freethinkers, secularists, liberals, apostates and blasphemers and we should NEVER forget it because not only have they gifted our lives with so much freedom to think, reflect, inquire, explore, discover, create and just breath freely, they also put their peace of mind and lives on the line to bring us such precious gifts.

Please read the Muslim Reform Movement’s declaration as secular, freethinking, Muslims and if you agree with it please sign the petition below. Alternatively, or as well, you can watch their ‘coming out’ video, also below.

https://www.change.org/p/muslims-and-neighbors-we-support-the-muslim-reform-movement?recruiter=442522006&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_twitter_responsive

These are all their contact details:

#MuslimReform
Twitter: @TheMuslimReform
Instagram: @TheMuslimReform
Facebook: Muslim Reform Movement
Email: MuslimReformMovement@gmail.com

 

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2 thoughts on “Please Support The #MuslimReform Movement. This Is History In The Making!

    • Free Thinking Lady says:

      Hello, I have only just seen this comment as I did not get a notification about it (don’t know what is up with that?). The Muslim Reform Movement’s website is http://muslimreformmovement.org/ and the declaration has a tab at the top. Otherwise the declaration is…

      Declaration
      PREAMBLE

      We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam. We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate. We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by United Nations member states in 1948.

      We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. Facing the threat of terrorism, intolerance, and social injustice in the name of Islam, we have reflected on how we can transform our communities based on three principles: peace, human rights and secular governance. We announce the formation of an international initiative: the Muslim Reform Movement.

      We have courageous reformers from around the world who have written our Declaration for Muslim Reform, a living document that we will continue to enhance as our journey continues. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.

      A. Peace: National Security, Counterterrorism and Foreign Policy
      1. We stand for universal peace, love and compassion. We reject violent jihad. We believe we must target the ideology of violent Islamist extremism in order to liberate individuals from the scourge of oppression and terrorism both in Muslim-majority societies and the West.
      2. We stand for the protection of all people of all faiths and non-faith who seek freedom from dictatorships, theocracies and Islamist extremists.
      3. We reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people based on any prejudice, including ethnicity, gender, language, belief, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression.

      B. Human Rights: Women’s Rights and Minority Rights
      1. We stand for human rights and justice. We support equal rights and dignity for all people, including minorities. We support the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
      2. We reject tribalism, castes, monarchies and patriarchies and consider all people equal with no birth rights other than human rights. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Muslims don’t have an exclusive right to “heaven.”
      3. We support equal rights for women, including equal rights to inheritance, witness, work, mobility, personal law, education, and employment. Men and women have equal rights in mosques, boards, leadership and all spheres of society. We reject sexism and misogyny.

      C. Secular Governance: Freedom of Speech and Religion
      1. We are for secular governance, democracy and liberty. We are against political movements in the name of religion. We separate mosque and state. We are loyal to the nations in which we live. We reject the idea of the Islamic state. There is no need for an Islamic caliphate. We oppose institutionalized sharia. Sharia is manmade.
      2. We believe in life, joy, free speech and the beauty all around us. Every individual has the right to publicly express criticism of Islam. Ideas do not have rights. Human beings have rights. We reject blasphemy laws. They are a cover for the restriction of freedom of speech and religion. We affirm every individual’s right to participate equally in ijtihad, or critical thinking, and we seek a revival of ijtihad.
      3. We believe in freedom of religion and the right of all people to express and practice their faith, or non-faith, without threat of intimidation, persecution, discrimination or violence. Apostasy is not a crime. Our ummah–our community–is not just Muslims, but all of humanity.

      We stand for peace, human rights and secular governance. Please stand with us!

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