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The Apostate Report: Leaving Islam in North America (with Sarah Haider)


Sarah Haider, co-founder of www.exmuslims.org, joins us to talk about a just-released survey of North American ex-Muslims and its compelling findings.The Apostate Report can be downloaded at https://exmuslims.org/apostate-reportVIDEO of this conversation: https://youtu.be/9q0BfQMLBTA


6 Jul 2021

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s03e77 | Resisting Dogmatism—Both Religious and Secular, with Sarah Haider


More info on Sarah's non-Prophet nonprofit: exmuslims.org Follow her on twitter @SarahTheHaider   Support this channel: https://www.paypal.me/benjaminboyce Read my writing: http://bit.ly/aliastodream Sip the Nuance! https://www.teespring.com/boycemug--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/calmversations/message

1hr 11mins

10 May 2021

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My Chat with Sarah Haider, Ex-Muslims of North America (The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad_1)

The Saad Truth with Dr. Saad

This was the first chat that I ever held on THE SAAD TRUTH (YouTube channel). It was released as  THE SAAD TRUTH_64 on September 22, 2015: https://youtu.be/2TZzznMefcg.  


1 Jun 2020

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EP119: Sarah Haider 🙋‍♀️ Taking Ex-Muslims Mainstream

Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/2Fsarah-haider-ex-30618417 Fresh off her appearance on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, the wonderful Sarah Haider returns to the podcast. Sarah is the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, and is now launching her new project, When Rights and Religions Collide—the conference happens Saturday, October 19. Check it out. 🤗 Secular Jihadists is listened to by many in the Islamic world. We want to reach out to more people in these countries. Once we reach 500 patrons, we can afford translations of our shows to Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Malay… Help us get there: https://www.patreon.com/SJME 🎁 For those of you who would rather support our work on places other than Patreon, we now have a SubscribeStar account for the Secular Jihadists: https://www.subscribestar.com/secular-jihadists ❤️ You can also support us on PayPal: http://bit.ly/2SMC9nB 👋 We now have online meetings with patrons! Schedule a meeting with us by following the instructions here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/20864027 🔔 Don’t forget to Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmR6dMMdVE9lhsRAOn56K3A?sub_confirmation=1 🎧 Listen to this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app: https://www.secularjihadists.com/podcasts Check out Secular Jihadists on - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SecularJihadists/ - Twitter: https://twitter.com/SecularJihadist/ - Website: https://www.secularjihadists.com/ The Secular Jihadists has been made possible thanks to the gracious support of the Illuminati and the great state of Israel. That's what we have been told, but we haven't received our checks yet. In the meantime, we greatly appreciate the support of our current donors. Please consider supporting by sharing the podcast with your fellow heathens or by donating at https://www.patreon.com/SJME                     Subscribe to The Secular Jihadists on iTunes, Stitcher or your favourite podcast app. And please leave us a review 😀 LINKS: When Rights and Religions Collide—get your tickets: https://rightsandreligions.com/ Sarah on Real Time With Bill Maher: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=436236427004313 Ex-Muslims of North America: https://exmuslims.org/ Sarah on Twitter: @SarahTheHaider Sarah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SarahTheHaider/ Sarah's previous appearance on Secular Jihadists: https://youtu.be/jiMRkcY-jL4 

1hr 21mins

17 Oct 2019

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Ep. #508: Samantha Power, Sarah Haider

Real Time with Bill Maher

Bill’s guests are Samantha Power, Sarah Haider, Heather McGhee, Tim Naftali, and Andrew Sullivan. (Originally aired 9/20/19)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


21 Sep 2019

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A Powerful Conversation with Sarah Haider

The Stuart Knight Show

Sarah is an American activist, speaker and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America (EXMNA). Born in Pakistan and raised in Texas, Sarah spent her early youth as a practicing Muslim, leaving religion in her late teens.  Today, Sarah advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and works to create local support communities for those who have left Islam. In addition to freethought, Sarah is particularly passionate about civil liberties and women’s rights.  Sarah has been profiled and featured in numerous magazines, news outlets, and shows including The Economist, Slate, BBC, Global Journalist, Quillette, National Review, the Daily Beast, and NPR. 

1hr 6mins

23 Jul 2019

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Sarah Haider: Extremism and Liberal Values


Sarah Haider was born in Pakistan. She is a former Muslim, co-founder of http://www.exmuslims.org, and a human rights activist. She speaks candidly with Seth Andrews about Islam, the hijab, atheism, extremism, and the critical need to regain our humanity in the examination of ideas.VIDEO of this conversation is at https://youtu.be/2i2BEx2DUBsSupport our sponsor and get a shaving trial set from Harry's at http://www.harrys.com/thethinkingatheist


9 Jul 2019

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Extremely Offline: Sarah Haider and Shadi Hamid on Islam in the Modern World

The Backchannel

Contrary to popular belief, Islam has been present in the United States since its founding days. Thomas Jefferson even owned a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy text, which Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, used during his swearing-in ceremony.The reality is, we live on an increasingly Muslim planet, as the pace of the growth of the religion means that it may very well be the most common religion on Earth by the end of the century. To many Muslims, this growth in the religion is a source of pride and joy. But like any other religion, the way it is practiced is what matters. There is fierce debate among Muslims, and those who choose to leave the faith, about the sort of religion it should be, and how it should relate to law, politics, and wider society. Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution argues that we should come to terms with Islam's growing role in the world and in politics. He believes that Islam is exceptionally resistant to secularization.Sarah Haider, the director of Ex-Muslims of North America, disagrees. Her organization actively promotes the secularization of Muslims as a path to a better life.We know that talking about religion in general and Islam in particular can be extremely polarizing and contentious, but we hope this episode's conversation makes you feel more comfortable diving into a topic that many people consider to be taboo.

1hr 40mins

1 May 2019

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Episode 20: Apostasy and Dissent (with Sarah Haider)

Two Psychologists Four Beers

Yoel and Mickey talk with Sarah Haider, the co-founder and Executive Director of Ex-Muslims of North America, an organization that advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and supports those who leave Islam. Sarah talks about her own experience of growing up Muslim and leaving her faith; the unique predicament of and risks for Muslim dissenters; and how US partisan politics make her work more difficult. Bonus: Sarah gives Mickey pointers on how to avoid using Twitter as an outrage machine, a lesson he sorely needs.Special Guest: Sarah Haider.Links:Ex-Muslims of North America — We Envision A World Where Every Person Is Free To Follow Their ConscienceSarah Haider: Islam and the Necessity of Liberal Critique (AHA Conference 2015) - YouTube — Presented at the American Humanist Association 74th Annual Conference, May 7-10, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.Ex-Muslims: They left Islam and now tour the US to talk about it - BBC NewsIslam’s Ex Factor: An Interview with Sarah Haider and Muhammad Syed - TheHumanist.comShould Muslims Like Me Be So Critical of Ex-Muslims? - YouTubeList of ex-Muslim organisations - Wikipedia

1hr 1min

27 Mar 2019

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Rationally Speaking #227 - Sarah Haider on "Dissent and free speech"

Rationally Speaking Podcast

This episode features Sarah Haider, the president of Ex-Muslims of North America. Julia and Sarah discuss why it's important to talk about the challenges of leaving Islam, and why that makes people uncomfortable or angry. They also explore whether being intellectually honest helps or hurts your effectiveness as an activist; Sarah's concerns with the Intellectual Dark Web; and whether Sarah would draw any lines when it comes to giving offensive views a platform.


18 Feb 2019