Protesting against the treatment meted out to atheists in the Islamic world, a group of ex Muslims have started a twitter campaign by trending #AwesomeWithoutAllah. Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA), a non-profit organisation, is spearheading the online campaign against what it calls discrimination against non-believers or atheists in the Islamic society.
The aim of the organisation is to reduce and e eventually end the discrimination that ex Muslims face from their society for denouncing the faith of Islam.
Many of the ex Muslims have openly come to express their views on what made them to denounce the religion and how it affected their lives. Most have claimed positive changes. Most also alleged that they faced discrimination or even threats from the society for denouncing the faith.
One ex Muslim women named Jinan Murtad went on to the extent of alleging that her mother wants to see her dead since she left the religion. “My mother wanted me dead for removing hijab & leaving her house. She endlessly prayed for God to kill me from the moment I left & honestly believes I’m going to die soon bc “allah listens to her prayers”. Its been 2 yrs now, I’m still alive & well but mostly,” she tweeted.
My mother wanted me dead for removing hijab & leaving her house. She endlessly prayed for God to kill me from the moment I left & honestly believes I'm going to die soon bc "allah listens to her prayers". Its been 2 yrs now, I'm still alive & well but mostly #AwesomeWithoutAllah
— Jinan Murtad (@ScrappyNoot1) September 8, 2019
Twitter these days is flooding with tweets from ex Muslims and their stories. Here are a few more:
How could we not be #AwesomeWithoutAllah?
Now we are free to enjoy life as we want. Our minds are free to think what we want. Our hearts are free to love who we want. We are no longer under the commands of some narcissistic demanding being
Of course it’s awesome to be FREE!🥰 pic.twitter.com/6Yy1ksQovv
— Yasmine Mohammed ياسمين محمد 🦋 (@YasMohammedxx) September 7, 2019
We normalized lapsed Catholics, secular Jews, and ex-Mormons.
Now it’s time to normalize ex-Muslims.
To think Muslims are somehow immune to reason, secularism, and Enlightenment is a form of bigotry.
— Ali A. Rizvi (@aliamjadrizvi) September 4, 2019
— Zara Kay (@zarakayk) September 4, 2019
— 🌟 saaj 🌟 (@sausaajsan) September 7, 2019
— Armin Navabi (@ArminNavabi) September 5, 2019
"No one can force me to wear something, or do something, or feel something, or be something that I'm not."
— Ex-Muslims of North America (@ExmuslimsOrg) September 5, 2019
However religious Muslims have tried to counter the campaign by their own stories of how they are happy with the religion.