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"Why I Renounced Islam, Allah, and Muhammad: And my challenge to every Muslim" by Dr. Majid Rafizadeh (+Dr. Majid Rafizadeh).

Apostasy seems to be a growing trend. I wonder if Muslim leaders throughout the world are going to panic in the near future when this trend takes a much strong hold (I used the word "when" because this seems to me to be an inevitability -- who doesn't want freedom?).

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I never thought I would have the courage to publicly announce that I have left Islam. I have been hesitating to openly declare this; according to many Muslim leaders, I am now an “infidel,” the worst thing I can possibly be in their eyes. I was mostly concerned about the repercussions and risks to my family and relatives. But, in the face of the horrors that have spread throughout the world, I have finally made the decision to write my life story in “The Muslim Renegade: A Memoir of Struggle, Defiance, Enlightenment, and Hope.”

A Muslim believes that the Qur’an contains the verbatim words of Allah and should be implemented without reservation, regardless of time and geographical location. The Islamic reward for killing an unbeliever or apostate, someone who departs from Islam and renounces Allah and Muhammad, is receiving the best place in heaven, according to some Islamic teachings. The penalty for renouncing Islam is execution, legally administered in Islamic societies by governments, Islamic courts, or some religious groups and individual Muslims who desire to fulfill their duty prescribed by God (Allah), Muhammad, and the Qur’an. These Islamic and Sharia laws did create some concerns, fear and caution in me to tell my story.

If you are born into, or become a follower of Islam, abandoning it is not an easy task. A Muslim is indoctrinated from the early childhood. I believe the indoctrination evolves and transforms into deep-seated fear about questioning, let alone rejecting, Allah, Islam, and Muhammad’s rules. Deciding to be free and independent, liberating oneself from being the slave of Islam, become inconceivable and out of question. Once one becomes the slave of Islam, it kills his/her courage and will to leave it. As was also mentioned, Islam and Muslim leaders also punish abandonment of Islam, Allah, and Muhammad with death.

I grew up in a religious family in Islamic societies until a few years ago. I was one of the few who genuinely read the whole Qur'an word by word. I read it several times, and attempted to follow the rules meticulously, line by line. I didn't just see my religion as a title; I wanted to live it as a devout Muslim. To do that, I had to be a strict follower of Islamic rules. I was the "good" Muslim according to many imams I spoke with.

But who is this "good" Muslim, according to Islamic teaching? A good Muslim follows Allah's verses word by word. You cannot cherry pick the rules that you like or that you want to apply in certain situations. You must follow every legal, social, and spiritual rule. Not just anyone can be a good Muslim; a good Muslim feels a deep-down belief that they have been "chosen." Only you are on the right path, and everyone else from other religions, even other Muslims, is not on this sacred path that leads to salvation. A good Muslim must also be a follower of his imam or ayatollah in addition to Allah, Muhammad and the Qur'an. Socially and legally speaking, according to Allah’s words in the Qur'an, you must accept “Allah’s rules” that a man can marry more than one wife simultaneously without asking for their permission (as my father did), that the testimony of a woman is not equal to that of a man in the court of law, that women inherit much less than men (half of what their brothers inherit), that you can have as many temporary marriages as you want, that having slaves is not an issue, that you should not be a passive Muslim, but you should be a jihadist who is willing to impose Allah’s rules in any society by following three steps: telling those who are not following Islam the correct path, if they do not listen, warn them, and if they still defy, punish them (resort to violence). A good Muslim believes in the superstitions that the Qur'an details such as the “evil eye.” A good Muslim hides some of his/her true feelings, avoids having normal fun, and views other religions as incomplete since Allah states in the Qur'an that Islam is the last religion that completes all the deficiencies of other religions, and so on.

When I came to the United States a few years ago -- before the Paris, Orlando, San Bernardino, London and other recent terrorist attacks -- I attempted to raise awareness and warn about the inevitable terrorist attacks that were going to happen in the name of Islam. Islam can provide a powerful language and tool to commit some of the worst crimes against humanity, while simultaneously the perpetrators of those attacks feel blessed, privileged, rewarded, and on the winning side.

Unless we gain a better understanding of the nature of Islam, its transformation and reliance on Qur'anic verses, as well as its norms, values, principles, and ideology in the modern world, we will not be capable of addressing this threat. It will only to continue to increase in intensity and spread further than most can imagine.

[See attached article for the remaining paragraphs...]
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Daniel and the lion's den.
Why religion is bad for you.
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Two lions missed a good meal. the stupid man will kill himself in some other way.
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Sebastian Gorka argues that, much like the cold war, Radical Islam can be defeated by ruthlessly destroying the ideology, not by dropping bombs. Gorka points to Ronald Reagan's actions and his famous plea to have Mikhail Gorbachev "Tear down this wall." He claims that, in order
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Good luck with that.
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I really think they are angry they can't grow proper manly beards. Letting your neck hair grow isn't a 'beard'.
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Their usual straw men — poverty, illiteracy, cultural alienation, blah blah blah — just won’t work.

What motivated this devout Muslim to go from being an American doctor to ISIS fighter? Islam.
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Queue outcry about information being obtained from that "terrible islamophobic" Pamela Geller.
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What happened before history?
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They, of course, have ridiculous ideas to explain away each of these.
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Obviously it's not Islamic and he must be punished
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Dam, now I feel better.

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This shameless 65 year old muslim pedophile is caught raping a 5 year old. This video once again reminds us of the dirty practice of pedophilia which exists among islamic community in India and throughout the world. The existing practice of selling minor girls to Arabs for a small amount of money by greedy parents and pimps alike, …
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And this is accepted behavior in Islam? Sorry but this is my (never can accept) category of human behavior sanctioned by a cult of death and exploitation. 
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Syria: Militants slit a Christian’ throat, mock his wife saying “Your Jesus did not come to save him from us”
Syria: Militants slit a Christian’ throat, mock his wife saying “Your Jesus did not come to save him from us” In a recent heinous incident, jihadists slit throat of a Christian in front of his wife, giving a vent to their odium for Christianity, they mocked...
Syria: Militants slit a Christian’ throat, mock his wife saying “Your Jesus did not come to save him from us” In a recent heinous incident, jihadists slit throat of a Christian in front of his wife, giving a vent to their od...
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+Chris t Do you know that deliberately trying to evade is simply conceding you are wrong.
I've asked several times now. Explain your mechanism.
Trying to go down a red herring route of "has a piece of silicate ever been placed on the sun" is bananas.i t just makes you look like a clown and shows your religion in a bad light.
The stuff does not oxidise, it has no flashpoint! Ok? Get it? You get that now?? Understand? Use lasers on it! ANYTHING. It doesn't burn.
NOW! Let's move on.
Christian bodies burn very well when set on fire. As do atheists when Christians set them on fire.

Explain. Your. Mechanics.
No. More. Stalling.
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