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Nemat Sadat
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Attended Oxford, Columbia, Harvard, University of California, Irvine and California State University, Fullerton
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Today, I intended to celebrate Nowruz and my homeland’s glorious Zoroastrian past. Instead, I have been struck with profound agony after watching a horrendous video of an angry mob of Muslim men beating and burning to death a mentally ill Afghan woman in the name of Islam. Her alleged crime: burning the Quran. A book authored by a polygomous pedophile who has mentally enslaved an estimated 1.8 billion Muslims into a doctrine that justifies the persecution of heathens and homosexuals, Jews & Gentiles and girls & women.

If you identify yourself as a Muslim, ex-Muslim or non-Muslim and you live in the West and blame US imperialism but ignore the 1400 years of the greatest killing machine and retrograde our humanity has ever known and cannot muster the courage to defend the rights of atheists, gays, females, Israel and the secular world to exist, then what decency and dignity do you have left as a person? And if you cannot or do not acknowledge and speak the truth about Islam’s extremism or tacitly support the violence against a defenseless, disabled woman while obstructing the voices of conscientious humanists who do then you are, in my humble opinion, an apathetic apologist, a fearful coward and a worthless cretin who is totally in denial about the vile nature of Islam and the way it incubates and nurtures a barbaric society and spreads terrorism around the world. Ask yourself this: What makes the horrific atrocity committed by Afghan civil society in Kabul today any different than Boko Haram or ISIS fanatics?

If you cannot be part of the solution, then stop being part of the problem. If the truth is bitter, inconvenient or insulting to you, then I take immense pride in offending you because the killing of one innocent person and 270 million plus, in the name of Allah, will always be more egregious than your pathetic delusion.
A mob in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed a woman and set her body alight for allegedly burning a copy of the Koran.
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Possibly they want to show Allah how much they care for his book. Possibly they want to be somebody before Allah and get rewards, possibly heavens and all its promises for those men. Looks like there is a women on the right side.  Quite possibly people like them had a hand sending rockets into Kabul. God is love, lest learn to show mercy: Most merciful and most Kind. 
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Dear gay & straight Afghans and friends from around the world,
Today at 7pm Pacific standard time (or July 2nd at 4am local Hamburg time, 6:30 am in Kabul, 12pm in Melbourne) The Samovar network will host an online panel discussion, led by nine Afghan Americans, about the prospects of Gay Marriage in the Afghan community.

Everyone is invited to join especially Afghans from inside Afghanistan who have the greatest stake in promoting freedom in our beloved homeland. According to the organizers, this talk is about our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) compatriots who live among us. Topics will include: 
-The US Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Same-sex marriage. 
-Establishing a community where Afghan LGBTQ can live without fear.

This is not a discussion about whether same-sex marriage or being gay is acceptable in Islam. The is about equality and inclusion. So Invite your friends and come talk about the most critical issue facing Afghans today.
Salam Everyone! Please join The Samovar Network (TSN) for our next conversation via Google Hangouts this Wednesday July 1st at 7PM PST. You can watch the conversation live on YouTube and participate with questions and comments on this Facebook event page. This past Friday, the Supreme Court of ...
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At last Sunday’s gay pride parade in San Francisco, queer Muslims carried a sewn quilt of country flags from the Middle East and North Africa, uniting the Ummah under the Rainbow flag of the LGBT movement. End discrimination, madrassas and terrorism. Embrace diversity, evolution and sexuality. ‪#‎LoveWins‬
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While Americans celebrated gay marriage this past weekend, Turkish police broke up a gay pride rally in Istanbul using rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas and water cannons. Turkey lauds itself as an exemplary democratic, European and secular country. In reality, Turkey is intensely anti-Semitic and homophobic like the rest of the Muslim World. Thank you for exposing your blatant disregard for human life. None of us are free until all of us are liberated. #BoycottIslam ‪#‎EqualityForAll‬ ‪#‎NeverGiveUp‬ ‪#‎LGBTPride‬
Although the gay pride parade has happened in peace for years in Turkey, on Sunday it was interrupted by police who shut it down.
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Fariba Nawa, the most prominent Afghan American freelance journalist, speaker and author of the book Opium Nation, has published a timely story in the Daily Beast about Muslim support for Gay Marriage. I've also been quoted. "Nemat Sadat, a gay Afghan-American and LGBT activist in New York, said he couldn't reconcile his religion and sexuality so he calls himself an ex-Muslim. But he's keen to continue fighting for gay rights among Muslims worldwide. 'The Supreme Court decision gives me solid footing to continue my campaign for universal human rights,' he said. 'Before today's decision, I felt it was an uphill battle but now I feel a mountain of support behind me ... that America has taken decisive action on the most pivotal cultural issue of our time.'"
Often thought of as hostile to homosexuality, some American Muslims celebrated Friday’s Supreme Court decision and chided their co-religionists who said judgment day was nigh.
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When I reached the voting age in 1997 I was deeply in the closet and had no idea how I would reconcile my sexuality with the society of my birth or that of my adopted land. I reached a dead end not knowing whether I should choose a life of lies and loneliness or be true to myself and risk the rude awakening of isolation. Back then, I never imagined, the day would come when the majority of Americans would accept gay rights, that same-sex marriage would become the law of the land or that the White House would light up in rainbow colors to commemorate the victory of gays & lesbians. But, by the time I made my pioneering coming out to the world in 2013, I had a glimmer of hope that stepping into unchartered territory may better my life and that of millions from my native heritage who belong to a culture that still penalizes homosexuals with the death penalty.

Today, my belief in the promise of liberal democracy has been renewed. I’m more hopeful that the American Dream of charting out your own destiny can flourish in my homeland, Afghanistan, and throughout the Muslim World so that LGBTI children everywhere can grow up without fear, be honest with who they are and marry the one they love. Now more than ever, I’m determined to expand universal human rights around the world even if the gay liberation movement of the eastern world takes longer than a half-century to accomplish. That will be the happiest day of my life. ‪#‎LoveWins‬
White House lit in rainbow colors following US Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have right to marry.
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The panel discussion about the prospects of Gay Marriage in the Afghan community is live now. Join now or watch the recording later.
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A big thanks to President Ghani for nominating the first woman judge to the Supreme Court of Afghanistan. Some perspective on the role of women in molding the culture and society of a nation: Did you know that the first woman judge to be appointed in the US Supreme Court was in 1981 and that three women currently serving judges all voted in favor of gay marriage ruling while all four dissenters were men?

Like America, the vanguards of secularism and serenity in Afghanistan and throughout the Muslim World are going to be LGBTIQA, feminist men and women. #GenderEqualityMatters
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has nominated a leading lawyer to become the country's first ever female Supreme Court judge.
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Dear Ladies & Gentlemen,

I need your help. Please connect me with Afghan lesbian women and intersex (izak) persons living in Afghanistan, preferably in Kabul. The groundbreaking documentary my friends are making about the lives of Afghan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons will be broadcasted to large audiences in the United States and several European countries. So this is your chance to be a valiant history maker as Afghanistan transitions from no-go zone to gay-friendly paradise.

Your assistance in raising international awareness about the challenges facing Afghan LGBTI is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your cooperation. United, we are unstoppable. ‪#‎GayMarriageforAll‬
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Prouder than ever to be a GAY citizen of the world. Thank you to all our allies for making our long struggle become a reality. Bakhair, the Rainbow flag of the LGBTI movement will be raised in every corner of the globe. ‪#‎DreamsComeTrue‬ ‪#‎LoveWins‬
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When Gay Marriage reaches the Eastern World
When I reached the voting age in 1997 I was deeply in the closet and had no idea how I would reconcile my sexuality with the society of my birth or that of my adopted land. I reached a dead end not knowing whether I should choose a life of lies and loneliness or be true to myself and risk the rude awakening of isolation. Back then, I never imagined, the day would come when the majority of Americans would accept gay rights, that same-sex marriage would become the law of the land or that the White House would light up in rainbow colors to commemorate the victory of gays & lesbians. But, by the time I made my pioneering coming out to the world in 2013, I had a glimmer of hope that stepping into unchartered territory may better my life and that of millions from my native heritage who belong to a culture that still penalizes homosexuals with the death penalty.

Today, my belief in the promise of liberal democracy has been renewed. I’m more hopeful that the American Dream of charting out your own destiny can flourish in my homeland, Afghanistan, and throughout the Muslim World so that LGBTI children everywhere can grow up without fear, be honest with who they are and marry the one they love. Now more than ever, I’m determined to expand universal human rights around the world even if the gay liberation movement of the eastern world takes longer than a half-century to accomplish. That will be the happiest day of my life. ‪#‎LoveWins‬
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Today, I’m most proud to be a citizen of the greatest civilization our world has ever known. As President Barack Obama said today, "America is a place where you can write your own destiny." The US Constitution survives the test of time as Gay Marriage becomes federal law across America.

The precedent that started in 2004 after a high court ruling in Massachusetts reached 37 states going into today until a Supreme Court ruling struck down the unconstitutional ban, enabling same-sex marriage to sweep up all 50 states in a thunderbolt, enabling 321 million Americans to live under marriage equality. Since America is the dominant world power, this is a historic day for humankind, everywhere. ‪#‎LoveWins‬

Domestically, it marks a cultural sea change that started with President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation that freed all slaves to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and from the Stonewall riots in 1969 that prompted the gay liberation movement to today’s ruling ending the struggle of gays & lesbians to have the dignity they rightfully deserve.

Internationally, now that the political war over gay culture is over in America and the western world, LGBTI advocates can concentrate their energy to spread universal human rights to the benighted lands of the east; in places like Uganda and in current and former communist countries where gays face cruel discriminatory laws and in the Islamic World where homosexuals are still punished with the death penalty.

The new frontier in the battle over gay rights will be fought in places like Afghanistan, where the cultural war is now in motion and a continued US occupation and a transitional democracy ensures Enlightenment ideals seep into the country and empower a nascent civil society and the new generation of Afghan youth, yearning to be free and equal, to join the civilized world. Let's make President Obama's words, "We are a people who believe that every single child is entitled to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness" reach every human on the planet.
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  • American University of Afghanistan
    Professor of Political Science, 2012 - 2013
    Taught courses in International Relations, International Political Economy, and History of Afghanistna
  • American Broadcasting Company
    Production Assistant, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Nightline Show. Assisted producers and anchors with production needs
  • CNN
    Production Intern, 2010 - 2010
    Worked on the Fareed Zakaria Show. Assisted producers with logging and video research and monitored website content.
  • United Nations Chronicle
    Editorial Intern, 2009 - 2009
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Nemat Sadat is your access to the world. advocate and author to over a hundred articles and a former Professor of Political Science. My pioneering coming out in August 2013 as a proud gay, Afghan, American, Muslim awakened an LGBTI movement in Afghanistan and crushed religious & tribal taboos. My story has been featured in Guardian Magazine, El Mundo, Voice of America Dari, Out.com among others. I've appeared on segments of Huff Post Live and have worked at ABC News, CNN, and the UN. I'm an alum of CSU Fullerton, UC Irvine, Harvard, Columbia and Oxford. I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1979 and moved to southern California in 1984. I live in New York City and working on my first novel.
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