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The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation asked me to write about honor violence against sexual minorities for their newsletter. What an honor it is to join the cause of a fearless heroine and world-renown fatwa victim who tops Al Qaeda’s most wanted list. You see ladies and gentleman, in the ongoing war between the civilization & liberal democracy (of the Enlightened World) and the terrorism & totalitarian states (of the Benighted World), the fate of humanity rests on a few freedom-fighting Infidels who are leading the charge in the greatest ideological showdown since the beginning of time.
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Hello - would it be possible to speak to you about a project I'm working on for Brighton Pride called Uniting Nations? You can email me at kate@brighton-pride.org I look forward to hearing from you very soon. regards Kate 
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Today I ran into a headscarf-wearing Afghan woman and her 13-year-old U.S. born son, who I assume was her designated “mahram” assigned to chaperone her in public. They sat next to me at the bus stop, and after comprehending their conversation in Dari, I introduced myself.

They asked what part of Afghanistan my family was originally from and I said my father’s family was from Kabul's Karte Seh district and before that Bagh-e-Nawab and my mother’s family was from Kabul's Shash Darak district. They introduced themselves as “Altashayow,” which is the Afghan way of saying Shi’a and said they were from Kabul's Afshar district.

The son had just gotten out of Islamic studies but was more exited to talk with his mother about his desire to go to Law School and dreamed about becoming a Senator. His mother insisted he was confused and that Allah wanted her to be a schoolteacher and that politics was for dirty people. When I said we should allow our children to pursue their passions, she said, "He is too young and will change his mind when he grows up." When I said some politicians stand for good in the world and that King Amanullah was a noble Afghan figure, she repulsively said, "Amanullah Khan encouraged the unveiling of women, he was sinful man."

I told her that Amanullah Khan wanted to unite Sunni, Shi'a, apostate, and infidel Afghans under a secular system and that armed jihad and sharia law is far worse than women showing their face and hair. The woman said I was confused and that Shia Islam was the perfect Islam. When I told her about the horrors against women and minorities in the Shi'a state of Iran emphasizing the killing of homosexuals, she said that was all propaganda. I told her I was against stoning for pre-marital sex and the beheading of apostates. The mother went on a rant about Shia traditions. As my eyes glazed over and the bus arrived, I looked at them and said, “Prophet Muhammad is not a good role model. Do you know Aisha was married at age 6 or 7 and raped at age 9? Do you know that Islam permits pedophilia but kills gays and atheists and treats women and girls as inferior?”

The son chimed in, and protected the image of Islam, by saying, “Aisha was 25 when she got married.”

As we left the bench and boarded the bus, the mother looked back at me and said, “You need to educate yourself" even though I explained to her my sources. During the bus ride, I noticed the mother glance at me a few times. When they got off at their stop the son didn’t even look at me. I said farewell to the mother and she reciprocated in kind and wished me a good day.

I felt so saddened for my fellow compatriots and humans. They were both so brainwashed. I wanted to give them both a hug and tell them the truth that we humans descended from monkeys, and probably fish before that, and if we're alive long enough, we'll see the day our species evolve to self-programming computers or full-fledged cyborgs.

Nonetheless, I’m glad I intervened. Maybe someday, they will open their mind to reason and ditch the revelation. Real freedom is beautiful. Feel the sensation.
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Dennis Hastert, the former Republican Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison in addition to two years of supervised release in the hush-money case. Hastert's indictment comes after he pleaded guilty to breaking federal banking rules to cover up his sexual abuse of teenage male athletes when he was a physical education coach, long before his entry into politics.

This case is not unusual since one of the biggest fronts to public misconduct in the United States is when Republicans who’ve blocked each every effort by LGBTI Americans to be treated equally under the law, have been in the forefront of promoting anti-gay legislation to discriminate LGBTI persons.

The corruption, crime, and hypocrisy of Republicans is best exemplified when the very same right-wing politicians like Bob Allen, Bruce Barclay, Larry Craig, Richard Curtis, Jim Fowley, David Dreier, Troy King, Glenn Murphy Jr., Edward Schrock, Troy King, Steve Wiles and so many others publically preached about family values and Jesus Christ and condemned homosexuality but were themselves caught in private having sex with underage boys, soliciting sex with boys and men on Craig’s List, Grindr or in public bathrooms, partying at gay nightclubs, hiring male prostitutes and/or secretly dating/living with gay men.

Thanks to the generational efforts of investigative journalists and law enforcement exposing these crimes and the tenacity of LGBTI activists and gay-friendly Democratic politicians, the majority of Americans now support LGBTI rights and gay marriage. Yet, the very same Republicans who've blocked LGBTI rights all along here in the United States, now complain why LGBT organizations, like the (HRC) Human Rights Campaign, [now considered one of the country’s most power lobbying groups on par with AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and the NRA (National Rifle Association)], is not doing enough about LGBT rights in the Muslim World. This to me is one of the greatest deceits and dishonesties of Republicans when they continue to deny civil liberties of LGBTI Americans but cry about the denial of human rights of LGBTI people in the Muslim World. The fact of the matter is that the HRC and other LGBTI partner organizations are doing a lot more about LGBTI rights internationally while the Republicans, even the Log Cabins (the clique group of gay Republicans) have nothing good to show for in advancing LGBTI equality anywhere in the planet.

Once the HRC and other LGBTI groups achieve full economic, political, social, and personal rights for LGBTI Americans, I bet you money they will work towards empowering LGBTI people everywhere in their struggle to become free and equal.

In the meantime Republicans will continue to do nothing about human rights or civil liberties. I’m glad Republicans, their cruel God, and their homophobia is becoming an endangered species. There is no room for bigotry in America. Now, that the tide has turned and LGBTI Americans and our heterosexual allies have won the cultural war over gay politics, I hope that the Republicans will apologize for all the grief they have caused and will cease and desist their hostility by fully supporting the dignity of all people regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation. If not, you will recede in history as an outcast for lumping yourself with Islamists and Jihadis in your continued persecution of LGBTI people.
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The editor of Bangladesh's first LGBT magazine and another local activist were hacked to death today by Islamic militants. The biggest struggle for human rights is happening across the Muslim world where atheists and gays are fighting for their right to live and women are dying for equal treatment. Yet, so many still apologize for Islam's hegemonic imperialism. 
‪#‎BrownLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎AtheistRights‬ ‪#‎LGBTRights‬ ‪#‎WomensRights‬
The victim also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development: Media reports.
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If you are in the Afghan capital, please donate your blood to save the 320+ people injured in today's terrorist attack. Thank you.
A suicide bomber and gunmen renewed attacks in the capital, killing at least 28 Afghans.
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Former UK official who popularized the term Islamophobia now admits his error. #TruthWins  
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When postmodern democracy mingles with President Erdogan's brand of Islam, this happens: Turbulent scene at the Turkish parliament.
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Congratulations to Colombia for becoming the fourth Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. The marriage equality movement that started in 2000 with the Netherlands now has 22 countries and territories to show for. Before the end of this decade, gay marriage will reign allover the West and by the turn of the century, the Rainbow flag of the LGBT movement will proudly soar the mountaintops and skyscrapers of each and every country in the world.
‪#‎SoyColombiano‬ ‪#‎GayIsGood‬ ‪#‎LGBTIRights‬ ‪#‎LoveWins‬
Magistrates vote against proposal that said marriage applied only to unions between men and women and that it was up to the congress to decide
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Sajia Kamrany, the Los Angeles-based queen of Afghan satellite TV and an icon of Afghanistan’s LGBTI community, explained the difference yesterday between homosexuality (همجنس گرایی) and pedophilia (آزار جنسی کودکان) to her global Dari-speaking audience after a Medina-based Islamic cleric broadcasted a segment to Afghan viewers insisting that there was no difference between gays and pederasts. Thanks Reza jaan for handing Sajia jaan the outrageous fax from the confused viewer who still doesn’t know the difference between consensual love between two adults and rape/violence against children. Glad to see the cultural war over gay marriage is elevating the conversation in the Afghan world. Fast forward to 37:17 and then again at 49:25 to hear the drama unfold over Afghan sex and sexuality problems.
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If the Empire State is a pulse of the American nation and a microcosm of the world, then the nearly one million people New Yorkers who voted for Hillary Clinton today demonstrated the will of human destiny.

Since Hillary Clinton only needs 490 delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination and half of the remaining 1692 delegates are in California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland—all diverse states with sizable minorities favoring Clinton—I trust she will go on and compete against Donald Trump in the general election.

For those who are undecided let me break it down for you. Would you rather have a bleeding-heart liberal (a children's advocate, staunch feminist, and gay icon who always talks about lifting everyone up), a first-rate Senator and Statesman, and a pro-science backer or a hobgoblin (supported mainly by Bible thumpers and Tea Partyers) whose spiteful rhetoric marginalizes the working class and underclass, arouses violence at rallies, and helps ISIS and other terrorist organizations gain new recruits?

Based on empiricism and judgment, I know who I'm voting for. ‪#‎ImWithHer‬
Clinton took a major step toward the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday night while Sanders was left to complain about the process.
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In the Democratic Debate in Brooklyn last night, Israel and the fate of the Palestinians became the subject of a feisty showdown between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

In this wedge issue, I support Israel for logical reasons. Israel is the bulwark nation in the fight against Islam(ism) and the gates of western civilization begins in Jerusalem. Israel is the only liberal democracy in the Middle East that has freedom of belief, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech; where Jews, Bahai’s, Christians, Druze, Muslims, atheists, gays, women, and other minorities have refuge and are equally protected under the law and where over a million Arab Israelis live better off than their counterparts across the Arab World. Science and secularism are things that are cherished in Israel but do not exist in Gaza and the West Bank and can never be implemented in territories governed by sharia.
So I can’t tell you how perturbed by Bernie Sanders ignorance and naiveté about the dynamics at play in this regional conflict between Zionism vs. Islam.

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Sanders arguably made the most defamatory factual error when he called Israel’s actions during the 2014 war in Gaza “disproportionate,” and inaccurately said that more than 10,000 innocent people were killed when, in fact, 2,100 Gazans were killed in the Gaza war, half of which were terrorist and the other half civilians women and children used by Hamas as human shields or other Gazans who ignored Israeli military’s warnings to evacuate battlegrounds.

How does Sanders think he can wave his magic wand and bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians when Iran and Israel’s Arab neighbors:
-Refuse to normalize relations with Israel
-Transfer arms to Palestinians to use in their attacks on Israel
-Radicalize Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank
-Use Palestinians as pawns in a proxy war against Israel.

How is Sanders going to get Hamas, the democratically elected leaders of Gaza, (which have openly declared in their charter that they wish to Israel and kill Jews everywhere) to negotiate a peace deal with Israel? 

I’m sorry to inform all of the BernieBros and other vocal Sanders supporters who’ve aligned themselves with the ‪#‎FreePalestine‬ and the ‪#‎BDS‬ (Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel) campaigns. Free Palestine is a code word for death to Israel and the focus on the BDS campaign (which hurts the economy of the West Bank so dependent on trade with Israel) and the complete ignoring of sharia violence and jihadi terrorism across the Muslim World that breeds anti-Semitism, makes it’s obvious Sanders is wrong both intellectually and morally even if his intentions are well-meaning.

Most Americans, democrat and republican, sympathize with Israel. Numbers wise there are more Zionists in the United States than in Israel or any other country in the world. So even if a fraction of Judenrat Jews betray Israel and surrender to the will of Marxist Islamists, we have plenty of Christian Zionists, Log Cabin Zionists, Neocon Zionists and the up-and-coming Ex-Muslim Zionists, (East) Indian Zionists, New Atheist Zionists and Stonewall Zionists to not only make up for the loss but actually grow America’s unshakeable commitment with the State of Israel.

There can and should be peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors. I believe Hillary Clinton’s pragmatic approach is more realistic and viable. This is yet another reason why ‪#‎ImWithHer‬.
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The sixth atheist/secularist blogger has been murdered in Bangladesh over a span of 14 months. It’s sad to see this Islamic butchery go on with impunity. The latest victim, Nazimuddin Samad, was hacked by machete-wielding terrorists and then shot to death as he was returning home from a class at his university in the capital, Dhaka. Witnesses say Samad's assassins shouted "Allah-u-Akbar" as they fled the scene.

In his posts, Samad promoted women's rights, was critical of the intolerance by radical Islamists, and just the day before his death he complained about the growing lawlessness in the country caused by the militancy of Islam.

The terrorist group Ansarullah Bangla Team and other Al Qaeda affiliates have made a hit list of 84 people some of whom are now murdered. Samad was apparently not on this particular list. Despite all this bigotry and violence towards atheists/secularists in the Muslim world, moderate Muslim apologists and their Regressive Left allies in the West defend sharia and have nothing to say about the worst human rights violations of our time. How can moderate Muslims complain about growing Islamophobia in the West when mob violence and terrorism driven by anti-Semitism, atheistphobia, homophobia, infidelphobia, and misogyny that is justified by Islam is the reason for Islamophobia in the first place?

If Muslims want people to tolerate the faith they worship then they have to speak against the violent political ideology within Islam and promote secular liberalism so Muslims, ex-Muslims, and non-Muslims can live in harmony. Otherwise you are treacherous and have no standing when you complain about Islamophobia. 

Over the last few centuries, atheists, gays, Jews, women and people of color fought for civil liberties in Christiandom by promoting secular liberalism with non-violent protest and the power of their words. Islamdom, however, refuses to live and let live. Across the Muslim World, followers of Prophet Muhammad use violence to demonstrate their faith and when women and minorities speak up to claim their human right, they are routinely tortured and killed. This is why sharia has no place in our world.
Machete-wielding attackers in the capital of Bangladesh have killed a 26-year-old writer Nazimuddin Samad -- the sixth secularist writer or publisher to have been killed in Dhaka in the last 14 months.
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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
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    Production Assistant, 2011 - 2011
    Worked on Nightline Show. Assisted producers and anchors with production needs
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    Production Intern, 2010 - 2010
    Worked on the Fareed Zakaria Show. Assisted producers with logging and video research and monitored website content.
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Nemat Sadat is your access to the world. My pioneering coming out in August 2013 as the first gay person originally from Afghanistan awakened an LGBTI movement in my homeland and crushed the taboos on homosexuality. 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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As Afghanistan's Foreign Minister, my first trip to Israel
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There’s chatter on Twitter that Dr. Ashraf Ghani’s top pick for Minister of Foreign Affairs is no other than yours truly. It’s just a rumor

Lady Gaga is right to be pro-Israel
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A special thanks to Lady Gaga: the greatest living 'gay icon' who attributes much of her early success as a mainstream artist to her LGBT fa

Bejeweled Mountains: A prose poem dedicated to Afghanistan on its Indepe...
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ls Afghanistan set for a high-tech boom?
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Despite the decades' rubble of war and widespread illiteracy, Afghanistan today has the fastest-growing information technology industry in C

The Right of a Gay Uncle
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Last Sunday, on the streets of New York City, a little girl sitting in stroller near me asked if I was a daddy. “No, but I’m a proud uncle,”

What the War in the Middle East is really about?
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One of the biggest falsehoods in history is the reductionist framing of the war in the Middle East as an Israeli-Palestinian or Arab-Israeli

Standing in solidarity with Israel and Palestinians
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Why do Muslims remain silent when Muslims slaughter Muslims throughout the Islamic World but when Israel defends herself against terrorists

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An American right-wing magazine interviews Afghanistan's leading gay rights activist in an article about the fragile Afghan unity that could

The meaning of Ashraf Ghani's Presidential win
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Breaking News: We won! Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is officially the new President of Afghanistan, garnering 4.485 million votes and making up 56.

Coming out: Growing up gay and Muslim in America | Al Jazeera America
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In traditional Islam, homosexuality is considered an unspeakable crime, leaving many young, gay Muslims in the shadows

My 35th Year Birthday Message to the World (English)
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Today is my actual 35th birthday but on official documents it was January 8. After being the first public figure from Afghanistan to come ou

Iran bashes Dr. Ghani for gay support; endorsed Dr. Abdullah!
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Afghanistan’s gay war spills into Iran. The Islamic Republic’s most conservative newspaper, run by notorious hardliners with its editor-in-c

President Obama speaks at my alma mater
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A big boost for the Public Ivy which was ranked last year by Times Higher Education as 1st among all US universities and 5th among the top 1

Cartoon of the Day: The Gay Pashtun Nationalist Nexus
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The Cartoon of the Day: Nemat Sadat, Dr. Ashraf Ghani and Mullah Mohammed Omar are linchpins in the gay Pashtun nationalist nexus. I have mu

Why Dr. Ghani is better than Dr. Abdullah for President of Afghanistan?
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Both Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani are patriotic, liberal minded and have agreed to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with

Sizing up Afghanistan's Presidential Candidates
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My impression about the Presidential Candidates running for office in the 2014 Elections in Afghanistan: 1. Abdullah Abdullah Food & drink:

Afghan Mullahs & American Islam group place fatwa on my head and ord...
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News Flash: The Mullahs of Afghanistan and their brainwashed followers belonging to the American Islam group have placed a fatwa on my head

My Response to Malalai Joya's video about the Presidential Elections in ...
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I watched Malalai Joya’s newest video about the elections in Afghanistan and I commend her for continuing to raise awareness about the abuse