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Chinar, a secular activist in Afghanistan, faces death threats from religious groups.

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2 mn read Chinar shares his story with SUN My name is Chinar (alias) and I am from Helmand province of Afghanistan. Helmand is one of Afghanistan’s war-torn provinces and a major hub for the Taliban, religious groups and mafia networks. Like many Afghan families, I have experienced and seen murder, war, and deadly attacks.Since I was a […]

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Somalian refugee and family face challenges and health issues in new home

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2 mn read Mumimo knew he and his family would face hardships once they fled persecution in Somalia for the relative safety of Uganda. But he never anticipated how the medical issues that would affect his premature baby’s health. “Our baby has growth problem – the doctors said we should take her to a physical therapist,” Mumimo told […]

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Socio-Economic Empowerment Programme for Secularists in Uganda.

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3 mn read Social and Economic Empowerment Programme The religiousness of African states has created an unfriendly atmosphere for secularists and other non-religious persons and entities. This unchanging climate has denied many young, vibrant and talented young people from pursuing their goals and aspirations to the heights they dream of. In Africa, a person could be subjected to […]

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The daily horror show in Afghanistan

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2 mn read While the horror story continues, the world has lost interest On the day the Taliban took Kabul, my WhatsApp just kept buzzing. Panic, sadness, and anger competed for precedence. Ilham, who has fled to Turkey before, feared for the fate of his younger brothers. He imagined already seeing his sisters, still children, being taken away […]

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US citizen kept hostage by his family in Somalia

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3 mn read Ali needs our help to get back to the United States Ali was born in Somalia 21 years ago but moved to the U.S when he was 5 years old to live with his grandmother. He is a US citizen now, but was tricked into coming to Somalia. Because his grandma found out through one […]

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Yemenite youth worker on the run for his life

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3 mn read Maeen Aldahbali’s life is at stake for his activism against recruitment of children into Militia groups in Yemen. Maeen Aldahbali is a Yemenite who has been highly concerned and perturbed by the recruitment of kids into militia groups. His work in the streets of Yemen got him an offer to take a government job doing […]

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How Dalal, a Yemeni transgender, tries to survive in a hostile muslim-world

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4 mn read Dalal is a Yemeni transgender woman. Her childhood was full of oppression and harassment. Her family was suppressing her feminine behavior. Dalal didn’t know why her family oppressed her. She didn’t know that those feelings inside her were her truth. She was harassed during her childhood by her relatives. “My family did not know that […]

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Why my brothers broke my legs

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2 mn read My life as a woman, living under Islamic laws in Iraq Inas Sadiq Ali is trying to escape Iraq. As a 35-year-old woman, she is not free to make her own choices. Her brothers do that for her. Read her blog, and buy her book that is published on Amazon. And follow her Twitter account […]

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They need your help – with info, ideas, connections

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3 mn read For some cases specifically, we ask for your input. SUN is not only supporting people financially but we connect people to help each other. Often a good idea, practical information, or a network can be lifesavers for people in need. Here is an overview of things we are looking for now. Mumino arrived in an […]

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My Journey from Christianity to Atheism, Public Servant to Refugee

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5 mn read  Road to Atheism In the earlier hours of November 10, 2020, I boarded an Arik Airline flight from Monrovia to Abuja. I had escaped all insecurity and death threats on my life since the murder of three of my audit staff at Liberia Revenue Authority on October 1, 2020. My life was in extreme danger […]

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Embattled Atheist finds refuge for family after harrowing airport escape

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3 mn read Gunmen presented one last terrifying obstacle to an atheist’s flight to freedom from Somalia as they almost halted his family’s escape. Mumimo (an alias to protect his identity) reflected on his harrowing trip from the safety of his hotel room in an African country. He recounted how his Somalia escape to a more secure country […]

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The Perils of the Ghanaian Homosexual

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2 mn read THE PERILS OF THE GHANAIAN HOMOSEXUAL Ghanaian society has always derived its set of norms and standards of proper behavior from a religious perspective. Owing to the depth of ignorance of sexual education and a biased constitution filled with the desire of the majority to submit minority groups in appalling situations, the ordinary Ghanaian is […]

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“Sometimes when we listen to her we cry. She desperately needs to play outside”

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3 mn read Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers regardless. Sharia Law dictates that citizens have an obligation to kill apostates like them. His own extended family took that obligation seriously, […]

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Asif and his family are ready to travel if Covid and finances will allow it

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< 1 mn read Can we help to bring an end to this living hell for this family? Pakistan Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers regardless. Sharia Law dictates that citizens have […]

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Celine feels trapped in a deteriorating Libya, a country where militias rule and free thought is crushed

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2 mn read Math teacher Celine’s story of awakening is one of the oldest. She had been told throughout her life that her Islamic religion had all the answers about where we come from. “According to a religious perspective, Adam and Eve and the rest of the myth,” she told the Secular Underground Network. Case: Celine and her […]

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Asif & family obtained an edict to kill them and kidnap their daughter

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5 mn read Asif, his wife, and young daughter are hunted by his family because he has turned his back on their Muslim beliefs. Pakistan Abandoning Islam is considered as crime of apostasy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, but Asif and his wife had stoicly chosen to accept the risk of living an authentic life as non-believers […]

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Water Spirit wants to choose herself who to love and how to live – Middle East

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2 mn read If you don’t live in a theocratic country, you might not understand just how difficult it can be, but Water Spirit has been living it. She never intended to become a non-believer, but as many of us know it can happen to any one of us despite our intentions. Case: Water Spirit from the Middle […]

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Fear and hope as Mumino’s Family Waits to Escape Somalia to Safe Haven

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4 mn read Mumino had been living quietly as a Muslim for much of his life. It wasn’t until he converted to Christianity in 2006 that his fellow countrymen noticed his change and began to attack him. As he fled from place to place, he found he wasn’t safe – his beliefs led to more attacks and arrests […]

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Abandoned by Family and Friends, Absame Has to Take Care of Himself – Somalia

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2 mn read “Absame went ahead and did his own personal investigation of checking the veracity of the faith he had imbibed at his mother’s, it turned out for him, this religion was false and the best decision for him was to leave. Absame acted on his convictions and stopped going to the mosque totally. It won’t be […]

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