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Fathima Imra Nazeer
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Fathima Imra Nazeer is an Ex-Muslim from Sri Lanka, now living in the Boston area with her husband and two kids. She grew up in a devoutly Muslim family, spending her Sundays learning about Islam and the Quran in religious school. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and a Ph.D in Biochemistry from the City University of New York. She is currently a Postdoctoral scholar at Tufts University, Boston and writes about connections she sees between Islam, violence and women's issues, in her spare time.

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Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

(227) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 10:47 AM

The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage here in the United States has caused a stir not just among conservatives and religious fanatics here but in many parts of the Muslim world as well.

It is a good thing we are discussing a topic rarely brought up in Muslim...

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Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

(391) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 4:27 PM

The supreme court ruling on gay marriage here in the United States has caused a stir not just among conservatives and religious fanatics here but in many parts of the Muslim world as well.

It is a good thing we are discussing a topic rarely brought up in Muslim...

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Homosexuality: It's Time We Reconcile Our Beliefs with Scientific Evidence and 21st Century Values

(89) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 3:15 PM

The Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage here in the United States has caused a stir not just among conservatives and religious fanatics here but in many parts of the Muslim world as well.

It is a good thing we are discussing a topic rarely brought up in Muslim...

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To Prevent Another Charlie Hebdo, Reconsider the Example of Muhammed

(11) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 8:40 AM

There is no shortage of condemnations of the horrific attack on the journalists at Charlie Hebdo.

There are also the halfhearted condemnations with thinly veiled victim blaming. Freedom of expression doesn't mean the freedom to offend seem to be the tagline with these arguments.

Then there...

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To Counter ISIS Propaganda, Let's Stop Treating the Quran as Infallible

(103) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 10:12 AM

It was heart wrenching to watch Shirley Sotloff pleading with "Caliph Abu Bakr" to spare the life of her son, Steven Sotloff. Ironically, watching the grief stricken faces Aqsa Mahmood's parents, begging their daughter to come home was also anguishing in its own way.

There...

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Does Islamic State's Brutality Really Have Nothing to Do With Religion?

(45) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 2:01 PM

In his remarks on the brutal execution of James Foley in Iraq, President Obama claimed "no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day." It's a common refrain, the usual condemnation of a brutal act...

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