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Are There “Islamic Feminists?” Some Fallacies in Arab Feminist Rooms on Clubhouse

By: Sohel Ahmed Bahjat   There are many awesome, Arab Feminist ladies and girls on Clubhouse App who represent the Feminist Movement in the Arab world, in general, and Iraq in specific. On Clubhouse and social media, one finds easily a struggle going on between the forces of Enlightenment, secularist groups, and women’s rights, versus the forces of Tradition, blind obedience, and the worship of Islamic symbols, all trying to get the support of society, which is, unfortunately, soaked in the Islamic myths, and belief system.   What motivated me to the writing of this article was an accusation I, and some other “male” secular colleagues, faced from some other female activists, stating, and I’m paraphrasing it, that: “Male Atheists adopt ‘women’s rights’ to reach our own agendas – as atheists – in defeating and weakening “Islam” – as if Islam is a ‘person’ we hate - or the religious elites behind it.”  The accusation, which went on, was adopted, partially, by some ladies who claimed thems

Joy Reid Should Not Apologize for Stating the Truth of the Islamic World

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  I know what kind of hardship an American voter is facing on November 3 rd , especially if they have a great deal of trust in scientific methodology and a belief in Humanism. Of course, I’m not voting Republican as I know for sure that the Republican Party has decided to adopt the platform of a monarch and the Islamic way of doing things by mixing a series of lies and religious nonsense that is a perfect fit for uneducated people. Now, the problem with the Democrats is the fact that they make the situation worse by bringing Communists and Islamists, like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib who sound the trumpet of #Islamophobia whenever Islam or Mohammed are mentioned without a praise. Just recently, and I was listening live, Joy Reid was talking on her show on #MSNBC how Islamic dictators behave like Donald Trump and at the time I thought that CAIR Council on American-Islamic Relations will make something out of this, and I was not surprised that those people who defend Islam, not Muslims,

The Burning of Holy Books, Time for Muslims to Learn Freedom! And Trump too Should Learn!

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Every while, we see some angry folks of the Muslim communities in western countries go out in an angry mode vandalizing property and terrifying people, and for what? For a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad or as a “reaction” to a mere threat of burning the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam, as we saw on news recently in Sweden. The irony is that those Muslims cannot have the very freedom, they express in secular western countries, in their original Islamic countries because the government will shot them dead. The political move done by right-wing Racist Christian groups seek to agitate these intolerant Islamists in order to create an Islamic-Christian clash, in order to help Trump and Republicans in America, and such radicals in Europe, before elections. The radicals on both sides have something in common, and that is both consider Secularism to be against God-and-Allah, and for that reason we see Trump and his Republicans insist on ignoring the Wall of Separation between religion and state, wi

Do Not Vote for The Czar in November 3rd, 2020

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  In 2016, I remember how I used to defend some of the Republican "principles", such as small government, allowing guns, and the promotion of strong foreign policy. So, except for the last principle, which I still believe in, I have changed my mind about most things that Republicans consider to be correct. In 2016 I volunteered in Ben Carson's presidential campaign, so I went on to El Cajon Downtown, in San Diego CA with my cousin, who is still an avid Republican, and we would distribute some booklets about Ben Carson's life and career. But, as time went by, and I was following the Republican's primaries at the time, I noticed that the party was voting more and more for this guy who was full of anger, spreading hateful speech, calling names, and owns an empire of money made from selling women and alcohol and gambling and similar "Un-Christian" trades. I felt at the time that Christianity is repeating a phenomenon which I have witnessed in Iraq, and that

The American Elections in 2020 and the Struggle between 300 and Joker

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  I have been trying since I took American History classes, to have a better understanding, and even to better explain America’s political scene nowadays, and I could not find better than seeing it through two American movies: Joker (2019) and 300 (2006). The struggle between the two was fierce even before they have been launched, and each one of them represents an entire series of generational struggle that goes all the way to the French Revolution. If Hitler and Stalin were alive, the former would have applauded 300, whereas the latter would have disliked Joker vehemently.   Joker, the movie, is a project of a revolution, an angry individual who finds the status quo appalling and resentful, living in a depressing environment where nobody cares or hears him anyway. When Arthur Fleck (the protagonist of Joker) (Joaquin Phoenix) has a session with his psychological therapist, he discovers that she has been repeating to him the same questions in every session, and slowly he finds out tha

Why Trump is Dangerous and Should be Removed? A discussion with Bruce Mc...

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You Must See This, Trump Argues With Himself!

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