Friday, February 21, 2014

Post 3

This week, a member is tired of living in the closet and is asking for advice on how to "come out" to her family about her ex-Muslim atheist status. She is concerned about her family's reaction (she asked what to do if they come out with "hangers and stuff to hit me or something") and is nervous to tell them, but  is getting increasing frustrated living in this way (she lives with her family) and having to be silent about who she really is. Basically, this girl doesn't have the right to be herself in her own home. She doesn't have the right to dress how she wants and say what she wants. She is nearly completely stripped of her civil right to express and be herself. 

What's buzzing:
A funny fatwa (a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority) has been passed by some Gulf imams (Islamic scholars/priests/authorities) and the EXMNA members are having a bit of a laugh about it. They have ruled that it is un-Islamic for Muslims to go to Mars! 

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