Secular Jihadists profile
Secular Jihadists
Secular Jihadists
Secular Jihadists is a podcast with Ali Rizvi and Armin Navabi, two ex-Muslims trying to spread atheism, secularism and enlightenment values in the Islamic world: SecularJihadists.com
Subscribe
Donate
Send Message

Share

Tell people about this page...

Recent posts

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP105: Translating Secular Literature to Arabic and Beyond 📚 The Translations Project

https://youtu.be/dIl16OgsVZQ
Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/32398

Five years ago, Melissa Krawczyk wanted to be a missionary and Bible translator and despised Richard Dawkins. Today, she is the Director of his foundation's Translations Project, which (in collaboration with the Center for Inquiry) is committed to the mission of translating secular and atheist literature to Arabic and other languages across the Muslim world. She has also worked with the foundation's Secular Rescue project, which helps persecuted atheists in oppressive countries escape them. Melissa is an engineer and a polyglot who has studied Arabic for close to fifteen years. She joined us to talk about her amazing work, her personal story, and lots more. Check it out.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

Criticizing Israel ✡️ What Isn’t Anti-Semitism?

https://youtu.be/_guGGWR1c_8
The New York Times swears off political cartoons after being criticized for an allegedly anti-Semitic cartoon. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives both praise and criticism for referring to border detention centers where children are separated from their parents as concentration camps. With conservatives and liberals increasingly pointing fingers at each other for being anti-Semitic, is the term becoming a meaningless political tool? We’re joined by filmmaker Jay Shapiro to talk about all of this, his Jewish upbringing, and lots more. Don’t miss it.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP104: Teaching Muslim Children in Birmingham 🏳️‍🌈

https://youtu.be/8aSz5uOaC-Q

Watch the video version of this conversation (for patrons): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/31545

Primary schools in Birmingham, England have been dealing with growing protests—almost entirely from the city’s Muslim community—for teaching children about LGBTQ+ relationships. Muslim homophobia is confusing to many liberal Westerners: on one hand, they don’t want to be seen as “Islamophobic.” On the other, they want to weed out homophobia everywhere. What to do when the homophobia is coming from the Muslim community? In this episode, we speak to Sophia Johnson, who taught at one of these schools, Anderton Park Primary, for five years. As we learn, Muslim children in the UK are facing countless challenges beyond this one as well, and many white liberals are afraid to bring them up for fear of being called “Islamophobic.” This silence harms children and impedes their education. And Sophia, a self-described left-liberal, has some fantastic insights into this, rooted in her real experience. She’s also a great guitar player and musician! Check it out.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP103: Strange Bedfellows 🤝 Israel & Saudi Arabia United Against Iran


https://youtu.be/FHwrHtiLMEU

Watch the video version of this show: https://youtu.be/s7jHNNaVWzo 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently tweeted about an open meeting of "Arab countries sitting down together with Israel in order to advance the common interest of war with Iran." He later deleted the tweet, ending it instead with "combating Iran." Meanwhile, sources close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) are urging the US to attack Iran for an alleged drone strike that closed down a Saudi oil pipeline. The fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been working together behind the scenes has been known for some time, but today, neither state is making any real effort to hide it. Last year, MBS even said—unprecedented for a Saudi royal—that Israel has a right to its own land. In this episode, Armin and Ali try to unpack all of this. Is the US going to take on another war at the urging of two of its strongest allies? Check it out.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP102: The Somalian Ex-Muslims 🧕🏾 with Nun Benson

https://youtu.be/ISLeVPn2iwI

Watch the video version of this conversation  (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/28521

Nun Benson is a Somali ex-Muslim who has publicly shared her views on Islam's tolerance of slavery, the destructive influence of Islamic imperialism in Somalia, and the rampant anti-black racism within Muslim communities. She joined us to talk about the experience of leaving Islam in an increasingly radicalized Somali diaspora, her Sufi background, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the reform movement, Ilhan Omar, her upcoming podcast, WaaqNation, and more. Check it out.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

Israel & Saudi Arabia 🤝 Strange Bedfellows United Against Iran

 Start time: June 6th, around 7:30 pm PST
https://youtu.be/s7jHNNaVWzo
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently tweeted about an open meeting of "Arab countries sitting down together with Israel in order to advance the common interest of war with Iran." He later deleted the tweet, ending it with "combating Iran." Meanwhile, sources close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) are urging the US to attack Iran for an alleged drone strike that closed down a Saudi oil pipeline. The fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been working together behind the scenes has been known for some time, but neither state is now making any real effort to hide it. Last year, MBS even said—unprecedented for a Saudi royal—that Israel has a right to its own land. In this episode, Armin and Ali try to unpack all of this. Is the US soon going to take on another war at the urging of two of its strongest allies? Join in and ask your questions.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP101: Leaving Ahmadiyya & Islam 🕋 with Reason on Faith


https://youtu.be/EvTiLQm_CbU

Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/25818 

Sohail Ahmad (@ReasonOnFaith) was raised in the minority Islamic sect of Ahmadiyyat, a community that is persecuted relentlessly by mainstream Muslims. Today, he has come out of the closet with an explosive, controversial video discussing at length why he has left Ahmadiyyat, why he has left Islam, and why, despite rejecting his faith, his compassion for the well-being and safety of his Ahmadi Muslim family and friends remains as intact as ever. If you are a Muslim, or an Ahmadi Muslim, with doubts and questions, this is a must-listen conversation.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP100: The Birth of Islam 🕋 With Tom Holland


https://youtu.be/i2k7QhaR7Zs

Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/23975

 Tom Holland is a historian and author of the bestselling book, In the Shadow of the Sword, which charts the origins and early history of Islam based on recent scholarship. His documentary, Islam: The Untold Story, was both eye-opening and controversial, making Holland the target of numerous death threats. Another documentary, ISIS: The Origins of Violence, was acclaimed for exploring daring questions about the roots of ISIS's ideology of violence in Islamic scriptures. We talk about the latest on the historical records that give us clues to how Islam arose, in a riveting and eye-opening conversation. Check it out.
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP99: Is America a Christian Nation? ✝️ With Andrew Seidel


https://youtu.be/4-VWcxNkrxU

Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers) https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/24535

Andrew Seidel is a constitutional and civil rights attorney with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), the largest advocacy group for atheists in the United States. His explosive first book, “The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American” (Sterling) is out now. Don't miss this amazing interview!
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

Sunni vs. Shia 🕋 Part 3: Current & Future Politics


https://youtu.be/3lHEbDQhpoA

Start time: May 15th, around 7:30 pm PST
In this three-part series, 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, we discussed the differences in their beliefs and theology. In Part 3, we talk about where the conflict stands today and how it might look in the future. We will also take your questions live. Don’t miss this!
237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP98: Sunni vs. Shia 🕋 Part 1: Early History

https://youtu.be/NyYGgJiQ9Es

This is the first of a 3-part series about the two largest Islamic sects, Sunnism and Shiism. In this episode, Armin and Ali go back to basics to discuss the alleged historical events that led to the development of these sects. We talk about what these terms mean, which Islamic figures they revere, the sources of their ideology, why have they been so ready to kill one another over for thirteen centuries, and more. We also answer your questions. Check it out.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP97: Faith to Faithless 🕋🙅 with Aliyah Saleem

https://youtu.be/SihZDX50rxY

Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/22929 Aliyah Saleem is the co-founder of Faith to Faithless and co-editor of Leaving Faith Behind: The Journeys and Perspectives of People Who Have Chosen to Leave Islam. Aliyah comes from a Sunni background and spent about 6 years in formal Islamic boarding schools in Britain, Canada, and Pakistan, including Al-Huda Institute, where San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik was also a student. At age 19, Aliyah decided to leave the faith completely. Aliyah is also a researcher at the House of Lords in Parliament. We did have some connection issues during this episode, but it is still as compelling as ever. Check it out.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP96: Why I Left Islam with Fay Rahman 🧕🏼→👩🏽

https://youtu.be/qdwBgmC_CTA

Watch the video version of this conversation (for Subscribers): https://www.subscribestar.com/posts/22481

She was an ultra-conservative Salafi Muslim, a member of the Tableeghi Jamaat, and wore a niqab at age 11. Two years ago, she gave it all up. Today, she is a free woman who wants to normalize leaving Islam so that others like her don’t have to be thrown out of their homes or risk honour violence just for thinking differently. We speak to Fay Rahman about all of this and more and answer your questions. Check it out.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP95: Going Undercover: with Counterterrorism Expert Mubin Shaikh 🕵️

https://youtu.be/RV5UbyEda2Y

He went undercover with jihadists to foil a potentially devastating Toronto terrorism plot. He counsels returning ISIS fighters. He fights Islamic terrorism. And as a Sufi Sunni Muslim, he has no regrets. Mubin Shaikh is a former security intelligence and counterterrorism operative who is a widely sought expert on radicalization, deradicalization, and national security. He advised the United Nations Security Council, the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the National Counterterrorism Center, and Special Operations Command Central. He is an external expert with the Joint Staff SMA for CENTCOM Command Staff. And he joined us for a riveting conversation. Check it out.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

Atheists in the Holy Land 🕍 Armin & Drew Go to Israel and Palestine

https://youtu.be/M8htEgHcJ2M

Start time: April 16, around 7:30 pm PST - Patrons Only

Armin recently returned from his trip to Israel and Palestine with fellow atheist Drew McCoy (Genetically Modified Skeptic). From Jerusalem and the Wailing Wall to Ramallah and the Al Aqsa mosque, they got into every place they could, getting hours and hours of coverage and interviews with, among others, Palestinian atheists. Hear about how it went down and where you can watch the footage. We also take your questions. Don't miss this!

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

The Ex-Muslim Daughter of an Australian Muslim Convert 🧕

https://youtu.be/Wo7P86R6OCg

Nik J. Gray is the daughter of a Sunni Muslim convert & was raised in a pro-jihadist, anti-West household. She speaks out as a freethinking ex-Muslim.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

Sunni vs. Shia 🕋 Answering Your Questions

https://youtu.be/KeKkZNLaJBw

Start time: Feb 27, around 7:30 pm PST

In this episode, Armin and Ali go back to basics to discuss the history of and differences between 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? We’ll also take your questions live. Don’t miss this.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP89: An Ex-Muslim Embraces Hinduism ☪️→🕉️ With Farhan Qureshi

https://youtu.be/kOts1_m5-i4

Farhan Qureshi was raised in an Ahmadi Muslim family. He then left Ahmadiyyat and became a devout mainstream Sunni Muslim for around a decade, during which he publicly debated Christian scholars like James White and David Wood. He now describes himself as a spiritual, Hindu, mystic, freethinking agnostic theist. This was a really insightful conversation that got pretty heated at times, as you might expect. Check it out.

237252ba 6155 4c7b 928d 7a9980e94e8e 120x120 1003x378 1328x1328
Secular Jihadists

EP88: Islamic Ideology vs. Muslim Identity 🧕≠☪️ With Hassan Radwan https://youtu.be/zl08bCFVHUM

Hassan Radwan is a living legend in skeptic and ex-Muslim circles. Beginning his journey many years ago, he made some incredible videos for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain when the organization began in 2007. Today he continues to share his invaluable insights—which are as brutally honest as they are movingly compassionate—in a world where they are more needed than ever. We talked about the growth of the community since he started his work, how one defines "Muslim" in the twenty-first century, his work with singer Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, and more. Check it out.

Subscription Tiers

$5
per month
Ss logo sign mono back
Puppet of the Imperialist West

Access to patron only content which includes: Live video discussions with our guests and access to the video link after (audio links will be public). Link to live video of our private patron meetings. and access to the video link after (no public links for the audio of these meetings will remain private). Access to join private Facebook group from SJME patrons.

2 subscribers
Unlock
$25
per month
Ss logo sign mono back
Mossad's Shoe

Live public group discussions with Armin and/or Ali (once a week). Plus all previous rewards

0 subscribers
Unlock
$50
per month
Ss logo sign mono back
Jew Lover

Live private group discussions with Armin and/or Ali (once a week). Plus all previous rewards.

0 subscribers
Unlock
$100
per month
Ss logo sign mono back
Satan's Spawn

Live public one-on-one discussions with Armin and/or Ali (once a month).
Plus all previous rewards.

0 subscribers
Unlock
$250
per month
Ss logo sign mono back
Illuminati

Live private one-on-one discussions with Armin and/or Ali (once a month).
Plus all previous rewards

0 subscribers
Unlock

Features

The subscription gives you:
  • Full, unlimited access to Star's profile content - to view it online or to download it to future use.
  • Support your Star by donating – one-time or recurring.
  • You can cancel this subscription at any time.
This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Continue to use the site as normal if you agree to the use of cookies. If you’d like to find out more about the cookies we use or to opt-out, please read our Privacy Policy. By choosing "I Accept", you consent to our use of cookies.