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Atheists in the Middle East

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Atheists in the Middle East

 

We are a group of Atheists in the Middle East & North Africa. Everybody, feel free to join us.

Website: http://atheistuniverse.net/group/middleeasternatheists
Location: #regions
Members: 36
Latest Activity: Oct 16

Atheists in the Middle East

 

Welcome to Atheists in the Middle East, where we can participate together and discuss any issue about, atheism, secularism, human rights and politics..etc.


Useful links:

● Education in the Middle East and North Africa

● Literatures of the Middle East

● Middle East Science & Technology News

● Middle East Health Magazine

● History of the Middle East

● Human rights in the Middle East

● Womens rights improve across the Middle East

● Arab–Israeli conflict

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees(UNRWA)

● Nature journal ~ Arabic http://arabicedition.nature.com/ 

News:

http://english.aljazeera.net/

● http://www.alarabiya.net/english/

Links about and for ex muslims:

         -added by Jean Marie-

● http://www.apostatesofislam.com/

● http://islam-watch.org/

This group, is in Britian.
● http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/

 

Arab Atheist Broadcasting
-added by by Ahmed Ali-
 
# Read this interesting book:

Arabia and the Arabs: From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam (Peoples of the Ancient World)

http://www.amazon.com/Arabia-Arabs-Bronze-Peoples-Ancient/dp/0415195357

Discussion Forum

Pictures Of Saudi Arabia + basic information

Started by Ali. Last reply by Ali Jan 8. 40 Replies

 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a large part of the Arabian subcontinent…Continue

The reason why I hate Hezbollah

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Jan 4. 7 Replies

Well, that's what will happen when religion sticks it's nose in politics!That's what happened to Lebanon since that they become loyal to theocracy " Iran & Saudi Arabia! " Hezbollah continues blasting & bombing the Sunni areas in Lebanon A…Continue

German-egypten was kidnapped in Egypt by Unknown! *Petition*

Started by Hope. Last reply by Chris Nov 30, 2013. 4 Replies

Sign the petition & help Hamed Abdel-Samad.. English…Continue

Tags: by, Unknown!, Petition, Egypt, in

Atheism in the Arab media

Started by Hope Nov 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Atheism in Arab mediaA few days ago the Egyptian TV Channel al-Mehwar screened a live discussion with a member of the al-Azhar university in Cairo and an atheist (watch it here:…Continue

Tags: media, Arab, the, in, Atheism

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Comment by Stephen Brodie on October 16, 2014 at 4:31pm

Adwa Al-Dakheel what a fantastic player. you can hear Spanish and North African influences in her sound, wonderful. Hope thanks for introducing her to us.

Comment by Hope on October 16, 2014 at 4:23pm

Comment by Hope on October 16, 2014 at 4:21pm

Adwa Al-Dakheel is Saudi female guitar player promoting her beautiful music in the U.S. Good for her!

Comment by Hope on August 12, 2014 at 1:29am

I hope that this nightmare will stop as soon as possible.

Comment by Stephen Brodie on August 9, 2014 at 10:55am

Oh the utter heartbreaking Human catastrophe of it all, its almost unbearable to listen to the Yazidi Woman in the Iraqi parliament.         but like the lady said this is just the latest version of genocide this has been going on for hundreds of years, when will it end. Thanks Hope for bringing this film to our notice.   

Comment by Hope on August 9, 2014 at 4:22am

Comment by Hope on August 9, 2014 at 3:48am

Iraqi MP Breaks Down in Parliament: ISIL is Exterminating my People

Comment by Hope on May 12, 2014 at 4:02pm

“Victories over Violence, Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls,” a p...

Women’s Learning Partnership just released an interesting practitioners’ manual Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls (authors: Mahnaz Afkhami, Haleh Vaziri). 

Women’s Learning Partnership is a nonprofit organization consisting of 20 autonomous national partner organizations based in the Global South, particularly in Muslim-majority societies, dedicated to women’s advancement and political participation. Here is a short video presenting this organization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYTa4eZyYIA

Educating for Safety and Peace is a key to this issue of gender-based violence:

Gaps between passing legislation and operationalizing the human rights of women and girls remain. Perhaps the most significant effort to close these gaps centers on education in the sense of both consciousness-raising and the development of professional expertise. Grassroots educational endeavors must help communities fully grasp the extent of violence and the short- and long-term harm done not only to victims but also to the society at large. Education geared towards professionals must enable them to acquire not only a body of expert knowledge and a skills set, but also, and of equal importance, a gendered perspective to apply to the tasks of preventing violence against females and addressing its impact on victims, perpetrators and society as a whole.”

The manual includes 16 sessions which unfold in a progression—moving from violence at home or in the private sphere, to the community or public space, to the transnational and international arenas. Case studies in each session are drawn from actual events and feature stories set in societies as diverse as Haiti, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United States.

This enables the facilitator and participants to explore the linkages between violence in these three realms—the private, public and global—while underscoring the point that gender-based human rights violations are ubiquitous and defy cultural, economic, ethnic, political, religious and other divisions.

Read more: http://tinarobiollemoul.com/2014/04/26/victories-over-violence-ensu...

Comment by doone on January 5, 2014 at 8:12am

USING HISTORY TO SERVE POLITICAL NARRATIVES

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Hussein Ibish in The National:

When Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, referred to Jesus in his recent Christmas greeting as a “Palestinian messenger”, the Israeli government accused him of an “outrageous rewriting of Christian history”.

Numerous pro-Israel commentators insisted that “Jesus was a Jew,” and that this only underscores the ancient Jewish connection to the land versus the supposedly tenuous Arab one.

Accepting, for the sake of argument, the traditionally-inherited histories about Jesus, both sides are right and wrong, factually and, especially, politically.

Israelis and their supporters are right that Jesus was born Jewish. But unless they are converts to Christianity or Islam, they accord him no religious significance. Jewish Israelis are on very shaky ground pointing to Jesus as a proto-Israeli, or anything other than a very heretical Jew at best.

Palestinians can make the counterargument that Jesus was the founder of Christianity, and that while he was born Jewish he became the first Christian, and was later identified as a prophet of Islam. Since the Christians and Muslims of the land almost entirely identify as Palestinians, by that logic Jesus was a proto-Palestinian.

Except that this is all historical, intellectual and political rubbish from both sides.

More here.

- See more at: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/#sthash.EH9PQMv8.dpuf

Comment by Chris on January 2, 2014 at 8:02am

I looked up the Yazidi and found them to be an interesting group. I know wikipedia isn't the best source of information, but this link seemed to put them in a balanced light.

I saw that there is a move out about an Englishman who goes to Persia in the 11'th century to study medicine.

Sounds like an interesting movie.

http://teaser-trailer.com/movie/the-physician/

 

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