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Friends In This Fight

Atheist Marwa Berro, in her Hezbollah days.

Where Are the Muslim Reformers?  All over. They’re blogging, they’re forming societies, some are apostates, some have kept the faith, some live in the West, some live in their home countries. Some have been assassinated, imprisoned, or receive tangible death threats. We need to focus on Reformers. The fact that many need pseudonyms speaks to the problem. Even Marwa Berro, an atheist who blogs against her forced veiling and Muslim upbringing, needed a couple years of freedom before she wrote under her real name. So what’s the problem?

Marwa Berro's Tweet to Reza Aslan

Marwa Berro’s Tweet to counter the Reza Aslan mindset

The Dialectic:  The ideological tension between humanism and extremism regarding Islam.

Who Helps the Cause? – The Reformers engage in the dialectic between benevolent and evil ideology to promote universal ideals of human decency. The Politically Incorrect and Well-Intentioned have flaws, yet stand with the cause.

The Cause:  Peace.

Maajid Nawaz

Irshad Manji in Malaysia

ReformerGroups/Blogs/Media/Newspapers: Critical Muslim, Dawn.com, Free Arabsex-Muslims of North America, Free Middle East,Iranian Atheist/Agnostic Movement, Muslims for Progressive Values, Muslim Reform Movement, Quilliam, The Express Tribune.

Reformers:Abdisaid AbdiWalid Abulkhair, K. Anis Ahmed, Rafida Ahmed (assaulted), Lucy Aharish, Ayad Akhtar, Khaled Al-Asaad(beheaded by ISIS), Bassam Aramin, Mohammed al-Bajadi (imprisoned), Nadine Al-Budair,  Khaled al-Dakheel, Yousef Muhammad Ali, Masih Alinejad, Tahmina Anam, Christy Anastas (father assassinated), Ian Anderson (of Jethro Tull), Aisha AshrafAtheist in a Head Scarf, Dr Shakil Auj (assassinated),Rafat Awad, Ananya Azad (on Bangladeshi blogger hit list), Ben Baz Aziz, Raif Badawi (imprisoned), Samar Badawi, Shams Bandar. Shukria Barakzai (survived assassination attempt), Ahmed Benchemsi, Karima Bennoune (father assassinated), Marwa Berro* aka Hiba KrishtAbdennour BidarZoulikha BouabdellahJeannette Bougrab, Cyra Akila Choudhury, Heina DadabhoyDr. Mohammed Dajani, Kamel Daoud(received fatwa calling for death), Ananta Bijoy Das (assassinated), Faisal Arefin Deepan (assassinated)

Bassem Eid, Ibrahim Eissa, Eiynah, Thanaa El Naggar, Mona Eltahawy, Amal Farah, Salal Farah (killed by Al Shabab, tried to save Christians), Elie Fares, Atena Farghandani, Hazem Farraj, Ashraf Fayadh (imprisoned, sentenced to death), Sherif Gaber (sentenced, in self-exile), Alyaa Gad, John Robert Gallagher (killed by suicide bomber),Javed Ahmad Ghamidi (exiled), Kacem el Ghazzali (exiled), Shamila Ghyas, Hengameh Golestan, Philip Gourevitch, Imad Iddine HabibAhmed Rajib Haider (assassinated), Mobarak Haider,  Sarah Haider, Fares Hamadi (assassinated), Ahmed Harqan (beaten, wife miscarried), Bernard Henri-Levy, Pervez HoodbhoyElmar Huseynov (journalist, killed), Ghaffar HussainWaleed Al Husseini, Thanaa JawabreAsma Jehangir, Jim al-Khalili, Deeyah Khan, Farooq Khan (assassinated), Rashid Rehman Khan (assassinated), Sheema KhanBassel Khartabil, Ezra Levant, Khaled Ibn Mahmoud*, Omar Mahmood, Sabeen Mahmud (murdered), Kenan Malik,Sanam Malik,   Irshad Manji, Zouhaïr MazouzHemant MehtaMohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir (sentenced to death),

Ismail Mohammed, Asif Mohiuddin, Saad MohseniKaveh Mousavi*, Fiyaz Mughal, Muslim Canadian Congress, Faisal Saeed al Mutar, Maryam Namazie, Armin Navabi, Maajid Nawaz, Niloy Neel (assassinated),Asra Nomani, Ibrahim Abdul Qader (assassinated), Sameen Qazi, Saif RahmanWashiqur RahmanNiloofar Rahmani, Nabeel Rajad, Brother Rasheed, Arifur Rahman, Raheel Raza, Ahmed Rilwan (missing, presumed abducted), Ali A . Rizvi, Avijit Roy (assassinated), Raza Rumi (survived assassination attempt), Alber Saber(imprisoned), Meriam SabihAliyah Saleem, Mikael Nabil Sanad, Ziauddin SardarRiad Sattouf, Alom Shaha,Kunwar Khuldune Shahid, Mubin ShaikhManal Al Sharif, Nishaan Sharma, Parvez Sharma, Syed Atheist,Muhammad SyedRafiq Tagi, Faraz TalatAyatollah Tanasoli, Majid Tavakoli (imprisoned), Salman Taseer(assassinated), Adel Termos (killed by suicide bomber), Ahmed Rahim Tutul (shot, survived), THE MASKED ARABIrshad Uppinangady, Amina Wadud, Ibn Warraq*, Malala Yousafzai, Bassem Youssef, Alishba Zarmeen,Mohsen Amir-Aslani Zanjani (executed) *Pseudonym

Politically Incorrect Reformers:Sheriff David Clark, Bosch Fastwin, Tarek FatahBrigitte Gabriel, M. Zuhdi Jasser, Jesus and Mo, Taslima Nasrin

Well-Intentioned Polemicists:Dan Arel, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nick Cohen, Thomas Friedman, Sam Harris, Bill Maher

Well-Intentioned Moderates:Zurairi Ar, Saadia Haq, Nicholas Kristof, Ro Wassem, Fareed Zakaria

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Author: Andy

Regressive tend to use subjective experience and emotional arguments (FEELS) Vs (REALS) Progressive objective reasoning with logic and facts – DONT LET THEM

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