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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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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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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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“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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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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Living with 8 religious students in one dorm makes that Omar is constantly watching his back – Afghanistan

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< 1 mn read Sometimes a YouTube rabbithole can free someone from what they come to find to be a serious delusion. This is what started the trouble for Omar.  It took some time. At first he just questioned what he had always been taught to believe, but the more he did, the more is slowly dawned on him […]

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School, a Literal Lifesaver for Atheist on the run – Ilham from Afghanistan

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4 mn read An abusive father that didn’t accept his doubts about religion, and his job for a US company, that will put his life at risk when the Taliban takes over in Afghanistan, made Ilham to decide to leave. On a student visa he is now in Turkey. But that’s only a temporary solution. SUN is searching […]

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In Rehab they Tried to Beat Islam back into Yusuf’s Mind – Somalia

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2 mn read If you lose your faith in Somalia you lose everything: your family, your friends, your job and your freedom. This happened to Yusuf a few years ago. His family tried to convert him back to islam by sending him to a rehabilitation centre. Being an atheist is about the same as being a drug addict. […]

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Sophia Ran for Religion and the Law

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4 mn read Can we help provide a safe and healthy space for mother and child? Malaysia / Lebanon Sophia is from a Muslim majority country, a mom and a wife. She has been living abroad with her husband as their marriage is illegal in their home country due to the difference in their religious origins. Their situation […]

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Covid-19 Descends on Asif’s Family already threatened by fatwa

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4 mn read “In the beginning she cried so much. All the time she just want to go to her mother” 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 […]

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Fahad is handicapped for life when muslim extremists attacked him with knives

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< 1 mn read Waiting to get an operation, waiting to get to a safe country Bangladesh/India Fahad was attacked by religious extremists in his home country when they discovered he was debating beliefs with friends. The attack was so bad that he cannot walk and has required medical care since, even going so far as to travel to […]

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