Feminists & Liberals Empower Radical Islam - Yasmine Mohammed
In this episde I chat with Yasmine Mohammed, Canadian human rights campaigner, & Author who advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries. In Yasmine's book she shares her story of being raised in a radical Islamic household & how she escaped. We discuss; - How Yasmine Became an Atheist - How Yasmine escaped radical Islam - Abuse in Islam - The problem with femenists - The problem with liberals - How liberals are racist - Conservatives & right wingers embrace of Yasmine - Can the hijab be empowering? - Should we "ban the burka/burkini" Connect with Yasmine The Book https://www.yasminemohammed.com/unveiled https://www.amazon.com/Unveiled-Western-Liberals-Empower-Radical/dp/1999240502 The Author https://www.yasminemohammed.com/bio https://www.instagram.com/yasmohammedxx/ Support us & go behind the scenes https://ideasdigest.substack.com/ Connect with us Tune in to our live podcast recordings on instagram https://www.instagram.com/ideasdigest/ https://twitter.com/ideas_digest Email: Ideasdigest@gmail.com Music: Lawson Hull https://www.instagram.com/lawsonhull/
In many Muslim majority countries doubting Islamic teachings, leaving the faith, or same-sex love can result in harsh punishments, ostratization, toture or even execution. As you might imagine, these repercussions result in fear and deep psychological trauma. In this RfRx discussion, Yasmine Mohammend will share with us how the nonprofit organization Free Hearts Free Minds is working to offer mental health support for these people. Free Hearts refers to supporting members of the LGBT community and Free Minds refers to supporting freethinkers who choose to denounce the religion they were born into.Yasmine Mohammed is a Canadian author and human rights activist advocating for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism. She is the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization that provides psychological support for freethinkers living within Muslim majority countries, where the state sanctioned punishment for leaving Islam is death. Additionally, she is the author of the book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam.Hosted by Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director and Kara Griffin, RfR Helpline AgentRecorded on August 8, 2021Resource List- Free Hearts Free Minds: http://www.freeheartsfreeminds.com- Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam by Yasmine Mohammed- Banaz A Love Story: https://youtu.be/VepuyvhHYdM- Rainbow Railroad: https://www.rainbowrailroad.org- Secular Underground Network: https://secularundergroundnetwork.org- Ben Affleck, Sam Harris and Bill Maher Debate Radical Islam: https://youtu.be/vln9D81eO60- RfRx Religion Spotlight - Islam with Yasmine Mohammed: https://youtu.be/wTMnpPacPTMMore about Yasmine Mohammed & Free Hearts Free Minds- FHFM website: http://www.freeheartsfreeminds.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recovering-from-religion/message
Premiered Sep 27, 2020Content warning: child marriage and rapeIn this RfRx session Yasmine will discuss her experience growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic home, how she was forced into a marriage with a terrorist and her search for freedom. She will also talk about her current work supporting others who denounce Islam.Canadian human rights activist, Yasmine Mohammed, advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism. She is also the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization that provides psychological support for freethinkers living within Muslim majority countries- where the state sanctioned punishment for leaving Islam is death.Hosted by Amaia Perez, the RfR Online Programming Director, and Eric Wells, the RfR Support Group Director.Resources:“Unveiled” by Yasmine Mohammed “The Wind in My Hair” by Masih Alinejad “Wadjda” a movie from Saudi Arabia about a girl who wants to ride a bike “Honor Diaries” a documentary on honor violence/killing“Banaz” A Love Story - a documentary on YouTube about a victim of an honor killing in the UK“Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi AliLearn more about Yasmine Mohammedhttp://www.freeheartsfreeminds.com http://www.yasminemohammed.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/recovering-from-religion/message
#64 - Lifting the Veil of Islam: A Dialogue with Yasmine Mohammed
In this episode, Xavier Bonilla has a dialogue with Yasmine Mohammed about the complexities of Islam around the world. They begin with a synopsis of Yasmine’s story with Islam and how she responds to her story not being representative of Islam. They discuss the cultural vs. religious claims for some practices. They talk about the various interpretations of Islam and how it is best perceived as a continuum. They discuss the convergent and divergent ways that Muslims in Muslim majority countries compare with Muslims in non-Muslim majority countries. They talk about how women are treated in Muslim-majority countries along with some of the problems with head coverings and many other topics. Yasmine Mohammed is a Human Rights activist who advocates for women’s rights around the world, specifically in Muslim majority countries. She is the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds which is an organization that provides mental health services for LGBTQ+ individuals along with freethinkers in Muslim majority countries. She is the author of her memoir, Unveiled. She also serves on the board of Humanist Global Charity and Atheists for Liberty. She works with the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation and is a member of Center for Inquiry Speaker’s Bureau. Visit her website. Twitter: @yasmohammedxx
E28. Yasmine Mohammed on Divorcing a Terrorist [Part II]
The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast
Ayaan invites Yasmine Mohammed back on to discuss why the Canadian authorities would not help her escape her forced marriage to an Al-Qaeda terrorist. They discuss other examples of governments failing young, vulnerable girls. Yasmine Mohammed is a Canadian human rights activist who fights for the rights of women living within Muslim-majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism, in general. She founded the nonprofit, Free Hearts Free Minds, which provides mental health support for members of the LGBT community and freethinkers living within Muslim-majority countries. Her memoir, Unveiled, tells of her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. Follow her on Twitter @YasMohammedxx. Donate to her work at Free Hearts Free Minds. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ayaan-hirsi-ali-podcast/yasmine-mohammed-on-divorcing-a-terrorist-part-ii/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed. Follow The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ayaan).
Ayaan speaks with Yasmine Mohammed about her marriage and escape from a man in Al-Qaeda. Yasmine Mohammed is a Canadian human rights activist who fights for the rights of women living within Muslim-majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism, in general. She founded the nonprofit, Free Hearts Free Minds, which provides mental health support for members of the LGBT community and freethinkers living within Muslim-majority countries. Her memoir, Unveiled, tells of her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. Follow her on Twitter @YasMohammedxx. Donate to her work at Free Hearts Free Minds. Follow Ayaan on Twitter @ayaan. Subscribe to her website at ayaanhirsiali.com. Join the conversation and comment on this podcast episode: https://ricochet.com/podcast/ayaan-hirsi-ali-podcast/yasmine-mohammed-on-divorcing-a-terrorist/.Now become a Ricochet member for only $5.00 a month! Join and see what you’ve been missing: https://ricochet.com/membership/.Subscribe to The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast in Apple Podcasts (and leave a 5-star review, please!), or by RSS feed. For all our podcasts in one place, subscribe to the Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed in Apple Podcasts or by RSS feed. Follow The Ayaan Hirsi Ali Podcast on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ayaan).
Yasmine Mohammed - How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam
So what you're saying is...
Since 9/11, the Western world has been preoccupied with Islam and its role in terrorism. Yet public debate about the faith is polarized—one camp praises "the religion of peace" while the other claims all Muslims are terrorists. In "Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam", Yasmine speaks out as a woman born in the Western world who was forcefully married to a high-ranking member of Al Qaeda. Despite being a first-generation Canadian, she never felt at home in the West. And even though she attended Islamic schools and wore the hijab since age nine, Yasmine never fit in with her Muslim family either. With one foot in each world, Yasmine is far enough removed from both to see them objectively, yet close enough to see them honestly.Part Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Infidel, part The Handmaid's Tale, Yasmine's memoir takes readers into a world few Westerners are privy to. As a college educator for over fifteen years, Yasmine's goal is to unveil the truth. Is FGM Islamic or cultural? Is the hijab forced or a choice? Is ISIS a representation of "true" Islam or a radical corruption? And why is there so much conflicting information? Like most insular communities, the Islamic world has both an "outside voice" and an "inside voice." It's all but impossible for bystanders to get a straight answer.Without telling anyone what to believe, Unveiled navigates the rhetoric and guides truth-seekers through media narratives, political correctness, and outright lies while encouraging readers to come to their own conclusions. #SWYSIUnveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unveiled-Wes...---------------SUBSCRIBE: If you are enjoying the show, please subscribe to our channel on YouTube (click the Subscribe Button underneath the video and then Click on the Bell icon next to it to make sure you Receive All Notifications)AUDIO: If you prefer Audio you can subscribe on itunes or Soundcloud. Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-923838732itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/s... SUPPORT/DONATE: "So What You're Saying Is.." is still very new and to continue to produce quality programming we need your support. Your donations will help ensure the show not only continues but can grow into a major online platform challenging the cultural orthodoxies dominant in our institutions, public life and media. PAYPAL/ CARD PAYMENTS - ONE TIME & MONTHLY: You can donate in a variety of ways via our website: http://www.newcultureforum.org.uk/#do...It is set up to accept one time and monthly donations.ABOUT THE SHOW: So What You're Saying Is... (SWYSI) is a weekly discussion show with experts and significant figures from the political, cultural and academic worlds. The host is Peter Whittle (@PRWhittle), Founder & Director of The New Culture Forum, a Westminster-based think tank that seeks to challenge the cultural orthodoxies dominant in the media, academia, and British culture / society at large.JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Web: http://www.newcultureforum.org.ukF: https://www.facebook.com/NCultureForum/ Y: http://www.youtube.com/c/NewCultureForum T: http://www.twitter.com/NewCultureForum (@NewCultureForum)
Islamic Fundamentalism Is Feminism’s Third Rail. A Conversation With Yasmine Mohammed
The Unspeakable Podcast
Yasmine Mohammad is an author and human rights activist, advocating for the rights of those living under religious extremism. You wouldn't think that would be controversial, but the extremism she focuses on is Islamic extremism, specifically the fundamentalism that has arisen in the Islamic world over the last several decades and imposed draconian rules on women. Because progressive norms in the west often now frame criticism of Islam as a form of bigotry, Yasmine, who considers herself an ex-Muslim, is now considered both a heretic of Islam and inconvenient social justice figure among western activists. She spoke with Meghan about this strange position and also shared her own story of growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and was being forced into marriage to a man who turned out to be a member of Al Qaeda. She also talked about what it's like to be forced to wear the hijab as well the prevalence of practices like female genital mutilation in both the Islamic world and within immigrant communities in the west. Guest Bio: Yasmine Mohammed is the is the author of Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam and the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, which provides support for women-and men-who need help freeing themselves from the suppressions of religious extremism in the Islamic World.
If you don't yet know of Yasmine Mohammed, we don't want to spoil things for you - this podcast is a powerful, nuanced look at Yasmine's experiences.Luke and Nishant were honoured to host Yasmine Mohammed as their first guest on this show. She is a lady of great courage, and her story is essential listening.Broadly, we explore Yasmine's experiences with religion, trauma, and family. There are emotive questions about sensitive subjects.Please follow Yasmine Mohammed on Twitter and Instagram: @yasmohammedxx"Unveiled" by Yasmine Mohammed is available at all good bookstores, but here's an Amazon link anyway: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Unveiled-Western-Liberals-Empower-Radical/dp/1999240502Yasmine Mohammed has set up a non-profit organization to support people at risk of oppression for their religious beliefs or non-beliefs: https://www.freeheartsfreeminds.com/===Please subscribe to "One Conversation...From The End Of The World" by subscribing on SoundCloud, or any podcast app. Every little helps.Follow "One Conversation...From The End Of The World" on Twitter: @oneconpodcastMusic: LIghts Out by The Palpitations
35: Ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed - #FreeFromHijab and why liberals treat Islam differently
On the Edge with Andrew Gold
I’m delighted to welcome onto the show the pre-eminent human rights activist and ex-Muslim Yasmine Mohammed. She’s the creator of the #FreeFromHijab hashtag and the founder of the Free Hearts Free Minds organisation that helps ex-Muslims transition out of Islam, a little like what Episode 3’s guest Emily Green does for Orthodox Jews. Links to her website, as well as her book Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam and her social media pages, in the show notes. Yasmine Links: Free Hearts Free Minds Organisation: www.freeheartsfreeminds.com Yas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/YasMohammedxx Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam: https://www.waterstones.com/book/unveiled/yasmine-mohammed/9781999240530 Andrew Links: Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Patreon: http://patreon.com/andrewgold Insta: http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok Website: http://andrewgoldpodcast.com As you’ll hear, I mention Hasidic Judaism and Catholicism a few times in the discussion, partly as a reminder that the podcast isn’t picking on Islam in particular. We’ve already done episodes with former members of the Hasidic Jews, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Westboro Baptist Church. And yet, Yasmine will point out a few places where Islam is unique, not only its own characteristics, but how it is perceived and, in her mind, given a free ride, by the liberal western media. Yasmine is a Canadian professor and member of the Center for Inquiry, who has also been interviewed by esteemed speakers Seth Andrews and Sam Harris, who we talk about a lot towards the end of the interview. She talks about how her personal story runs parallel to that of modern Islam, in that things were more secular, and then got a whole lot more religious and oppressive very suddenly. She was forced to marry an al-Qaeda operative, before fleeing with their daughter, something unimaginably awful for most of us. We talk about the situation of Australian ex-Muslim Zara Kay, who has been arrested in Tanzania. We’ll speak about why eminent writer Salman Rushdie got the Fatwah – which was a religious call to have him killed – and why he was singled out for that treatment. Also, at the end, we have a funny chat about Hugh Grant and Fargo that didn’t quite fit with the rest of the conversation, but stay after the de de de de at the end, as I’ll play those couple of minutes as part of the outro. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.