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CANCELLED: Normalizing Dissent- Moderates, Radicals, and the Muslim world

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What does it mean to be a “moderate” Muslim? Can moderation effectively combat extremist narratives?

The panel of ex-Muslim nontheists will discuss the ways in which Islamic belief is rightly and wrongly compared to Western practice, and the disruptive role of radicals – both of the religious fundamentalist variety, and the new breed of ex-Muslims abandoning faith altogether.


It’s time for honesty. It’s time for compassion. It’s time for Ex-Muslims to speak out.

Ex-Muslims of North America is bringing apostate speakers and activists to campuses across the United States and Canada during the Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018. Collaborating with a variety of student groups, we are bringing you panels, talks, and discussions covering a variety of questions and challenges Islam brings to the Western world.

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Sarah Haider - Sarah is an American writer, speaker, and activist. She works for Ex-Muslims of North America, where she advocates for civil liberties, particularly focusing on freedom of speech and the rights of apostates from Islamic backgrounds.
Twitter: @SarahTheHaider

Muhammad Syed - Muhammad Syed is a human rights activist, writer, speaker and community organizer. He is the founder and president of Ex-Muslims of North-America (EXMNA), the first Ex-Muslim advocacy and community building organization in North America.
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Afzal Upal: Dr. Muhammad Afzal Upal is a cognitive scientist of religion and world’s foremost expert on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. He has published over a hundred peer reviewed articles on cognitive science, concept learning, countering violent extremists, and de-radicalization. He has recently published Moderate Fundamentalists, a book about the cognitive science of new religious movements.
Twitter: @afzalupal


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