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Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment

Throughout history, freethinkers have outraged the religious with their wacky ideas about the virtues of free speech, reason, and, of course, eating babies. Now, God is dying—and it's time to dispose of his remains. From the pits of Hell, Satan sends two puppets of the imperialist West and the Zionist Jews against God, Islam, and tiny kittens to bring you their propaganda and conspire for a new world order. This is Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment—with Ali Rizvi and Armin Navabi.

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EP121: Islam, Science & the Qur'an 🧬🕋 A Conversation With Two Muslim Physicians

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/2Fislam-science-31186751 Umar and Tahir Nasser are the founders of Rational Religion, a UK-based forum where they take on the big questions in religion, atheism, science, and society. The brothers are Ahmadi Muslim physicians who are deeply familiar with the atheist arguments against religion and Islam and openly engage with the opposing side to further dialogue. They joined us to talk about whether science has made religion obsolete, whether the Qur'an is divinely revealed, the Big Bang, the nature of time, and lots more. This was a truly enjoyable discussion with believing Muslims we disagree with, and it will leave both Muslims and atheists with a lot to think about. 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: Rational Religion: http://rationalreligion.co.uk/ Their article "Big Bang Cosmology in the Qur'an: A Response to Atheist Objections": https://rationalreligion.co.uk/how-the-quran-really-does-predict-the-big-bang-the-expansion-of-the-universe Rational Religion on Twitter: @rranswers Dr. Tahir Nasser on Twitter: @TahirNasser Dr. Umar Nasser on Twitter: @UmarN91

2hr 18mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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EP119: Sarah Haider 🙋‍♀️ Taking Ex-Muslims Mainstream

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

Rank #2

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EP130: The Killing of Qasem Soleimani: What Comes Next?

Watch the video version of this conversation: https://youtu.be/GVJ49EdHi34 After attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad by an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia group, American airstrikes killed Qasem Soleimani, a major general in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Iranians responded by shooting rockets into US bases in Iraq with no casualties. The US said it does not want a war, but all options are on the table. Is this the end of hostilities? Well, there’s a lot more that you may not have heard in the mainstream media. Ali and Armin (who grew up in Tehran) take a closer look at what happened and what might happen next in detail. 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 😀

2hr 5mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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EP128: Does the “Intellectual Dark Web” Promote Anti-Muslim Bigotry?

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/2Fdoes-dark-web-32389794 Omar Baddar is an agnostic and a secularist of Muslim background who is Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute and a political analyst. His social and political commentary has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, The Daily Beast, and Huffpost, among other outlets. Omar joined us to discuss what he views as an unhealthy tolerance of anti-Muslim bigotry and other illiberal ideas in the “Intellectual Dark Web,” among other topics. Is he right? We got into this and a lot more in an animated, riveting discussion. 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: Omar Baddar on Twitter: @OmarBaddar Omar Baddar on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/omarbaddar0 

1hr 47mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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EP123: An Atheist Who Escaped Saudi Arabia: Zac Alrayyis

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/atheist-who-zac-30896129 Zac Alrayyis is an atheist from Saudi Arabia and was raised in an extremely religious Salafi Islamic family. He abandoned Islam at age 13 and a few years later, escaped to Germany where his asylum application has recently been accepted. He is an activist for secularism, freedom, human rights, and animal rights. We spoke about his childhood, his journey from religion to reason, his complicated relationship with his family, atheism in Saudi Arabia, and his views on MBS (Muhammad bin Salman) and its current leadership. Don't miss this. 🤗 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: Zac on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwXPo-8clF_2OFETjaiiBKw Zac on Twitter: @ZacAAlrayyis

1hr 33mins

26 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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EP125: Do We Need Religion to Be Moral? 🧭

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/do-we-need-to-be-31504024 Phil Zuckerman is a professor of sociology at Pitzer College in California, whose latest book is What It Means to Be Moral: Why Religion Is Not Necessary for Living an Ethical Life. A leading specialist in the sociology of secularity, he is the critically acclaimed author of several other books, including Living the Secular Life, Society Without God, and Faith No More. We talk about the roots of morality and religion, secularity, and whether one needs to be religious to be moral. 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: Phil Zuckerman’s new book: https://www.amazon.com/What-Means-Be-Moral-Necessary/dp/1640092749 Phil Zuckerman on Twitter: @Phil_Zuckerman

1hr 46mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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EP131: Sunni vs. Shia Part 2 🕋 Differences in Belief

Watch the video version of this show: https://youtu.be/t68VsZYQUZ8 Our three-part series continues: Armin and Ali go back to basics to discuss the two major sects of Islam: Sunni and Shia. What do these terms mean, how did these sects arise, what are their differences, and why have they been so ready to kill one another over them for thirteen centuries? In Part 1, we looked at the early history of each sect and how they came into existence. In Part 2 (which you can listen to with or without Part 1), we talk about the differences in their beliefs and theology. We also take questions from our audience. 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 ❤️ You can also support us on PayPal: http://bit.ly/2SMC9nB 🔔 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:  Part 1: https://youtu.be/KeKkZNLaJBw Part 3: https://youtu.be/3lHEbDQhpoA 

2hr 19mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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EP126: Can Scripture Evolve? 3 Ex-Muslims Respond to Karen Armstrong 📚

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.patreon.com/posts/2Fcan-scripture-3-31912275 Former nun and religious apologist Karen Armstrong has made the argument that “sacred texts” are flexible, evolve with time, and are misunderstood by religious fundamentalists and atheists alike because they read them too literally. Her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture, has received a rave review by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times. Is she right? Armin and Ali are joined by former Islamic preacher-turned-atheist Abdullah Sameer to dig into and debunk Armstrong’s central thesis in this heated episode. 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: Kristof’s NYT review: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/11/books/review/the-lost-art-of-scripture-karen-armstrong.html Kristof shares Ali’s critique of his review: https://twitter.com/nickkristof/status/1194367932505239552?s=21 Abdullah Sameer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/abdullahadam Abdullah Sameer on Twitter: @abdullahadam Abdullah Sameer’s website: http://abdullahsameer.com/blog/ Abdullah Sameer’s former Islamic website: http://www.lightuponlight.com/islam/ 

1hr 45mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #8