Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Final Blog Post

This week, our members are concerned with goings-on happening across the world in Muslim countries where we come from. These are causes for concern for us because they have to do with our contemporaries living abroad who are not fortunate enough to be living in a secular country like us. In Pakistan, there is a man who was a university teacher there who was accused of blasphemy and was jailed before he could be mob-lynched by the students and townspeople. Many people from EXMNA know him from their correspondences online because he frequented the ex-Muslims forums they all visit. His lawyer who was defending his case was just shot and murdered yesterday, for defending a "blasphemer". In Saudi Arabia, an activist has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes for "disrespecting Islam" by creating a "liberal website". His lawyer has also been arrested.

On a lighter not, a member is flabbergasted that his sister who is in medical school and is taking many advanced biology classes does not believe in evolution. He is wondering what is going through her head when she is learning enough to understand the theory so well that she aces the tests, but still the cognitive dissonance does not allow her to accept the theory.  

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