Can every conservative– from moderate to extremist– be lumped into the same pot? Maryam Namazie, an Iranian-born former Muslim, believes so. Namazie is a civil rights activist, known for encouraging women to postnude photos of themselves as a statement against feminine repression, and the spokesperson for Fitnah, the Movement for Women’s Liberation. I listened to Namazie address a large crowd at the Reason Rally in Washington D.C. Here is a taste of what she said:
“But fundamentally, the consequences of theocratic rule on people’s lives is the same. The Buddhist right, massacring Muslims in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. The Hindi right, killing people for eating beef. The Jewish right, refusing to sit next to women on a plane. The Christian right, accusing children of witchcraft in Nigeria, and bombing abortion clinics. And of course, the barbaric Islamists. Any degree of power for them means a corresponding degree of lack of rights, and lives, and freedoms for us.”
Islam is experiencing the nones phenomenon, too. If you were to speak with Maryam Namazie, could you defend your faith? The data tells us that many Christians could not and that deficiency has resulted in millions of Christians leaving the faith.
To help educate Christians and slow the decline of the Nones, Cristie Jo and I are producing a wide array of resource materials, including a documentary.