By Susan Crimp
Sooner or later, an American at the verge of changing to Islam stated to 1 of the editors, "Please, I worry i'm approximately to make the most important mistake of my existence. Please supply me one stable cause to not convert." this is often the ebook that Joel Richardson needs he had at that second. strong and sometimes stunning, yet continually heartfelt, those essays from over a dozen people who have left Islam—often in worry for his or her lives—are notable for his or her honesty. The tales of ways those women and men freed themselves from this repressive and brutal faith usually are not simply inspirational, yet current a searing problem to these Westerners made up our minds to perpetuate the "Islam is a faith of peace" delusion in any respect charges.
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I used to be stunned on the gloating of our humans for killing blameless kafirs. I observed many folks who all started thanking Allah for this bloodbath. Our Islamic humans acknowledged that Allah gave us our want, and that this was once the start of the destruction of kafir nations. To me, this was once sheer inhumanity. Then, the imam implored Allah to assist the Taliban opposed to the U. S. army. i used to be offended. It used to be then that i ended praying. In 2004, I met my Pakistani supervisor, who, i think, was once antiIslam. He made me believe like a man or woman back. He allow me think that i used to be, in spite of everything, now not a loopy individual. i finished traveling the mosque, give up praying, and deserted Ramadan fasting. final Ramadan i didn't realize a unmarried quick. Now i think so satisfied and relieved. with none guilt or worry, I now can watch video clips and hear song. i think i'm a individual and i'm unfastened to do no matter what i admire. I shall, any further, inform the reality approximately this evil faith of Islam. bankruptcy 5 FROM trust TO ENLIGHTENMENT “Allah was once ignorant to the middle. The Qur’an is filled with blunders. . . Allah couldn't have existed at any place else other than within the brain of a in poor health guy. . . . How disillusioned i used to be whilst i spotted these kind of years I have been praying to a myth. ” whereas you will name those that go away Islam “apostates,” it's very tricky to be one. “The strategy of going from religion to enlightenment is exhausting and painful,” and in keeping with Ali Sina it really is faraway from being a simple choice. Born right into a just a little non secular relations, Ali turned enthusiastic about the fanatical teachings of the mullahs at his family’s mosque. in addition, he couldn't comprehend the hatred many Muslims harbor opposed to just about all non-Muslims. Ali additionally witnessed how the lessons he bought in regards to the Qur’an taught hatred and inspired prejudice. discovering this tough to simply accept, he started to query how the author of the universe should be so merciless and myopic, in particular in concerning ladies as imbeciles. In Islamic states the testimony of ladies isn't really admissible in court docket, and if a lady is raped she can't accuse her rapist. Witnessing such abuses of girls and their rights, Ali finally begun an internet site to arrive out to different peaceable Muslims who may possibly proportion his matters. The Islamists speedy close him down. despite the fact that, he amassed sufficient power to begin back and this present day believes that the previous manner of killing apostates, burning their books, and silencing them can not paintings. during this smooth age, Ali believes not anyone can cease humans from analyzing and pondering severely, and that now the door of freedom of inspiration has been opened it might by no means be closed back. even supposing Ali’s website is banned in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and different Islamist nations, he believes nice variety of different Muslims who by no means knew the reality are being uncovered for the 1st time and are stunned into truth. His testimony chronicles an extended route to self-discovery. The tragedy at the pages of heritage is written with the blood of individuals killed within the identify of God. Ali’s Testimony i used to be born right into a reasonably spiritual relatives.