Wayne State Freethought Leader on Campus Radio
April 23, 2013
Recently, I was asked to participate in an interview to talk about my journey from Islam to Atheism by someone who has had a lot of interest in my group, the Wayne State Secular Student Alliance. I’ve done interviews before, but it seems a little surreal that people care about what I have to say.
I noticed that the longer I’m involved in the secular movement, the more people seem interested in my story, and the more I learn about how many people feel like me, but are not at liberty to speak about it. Within the secular movement, I feel that many of us are giving those who can’t come out as atheists or ex-Muslims a voice. It’s so important for those who are fortunate enough to be able to speak about their irreligiosity to do so, because there are so many that can’t and they are all counting on us. That’s why I encourage everyone—especially students—to utilize their school’s resources that are readily available and easily accessible, to start SSA and CFI chapters, write in their university newspapers, and try to go on their university radios.
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About the Author: Hassan A. KhalifehHassan A. Khalifeh is the group leader of the Secular Student Alliance and is a Business management major at Wayne State University. He is the creator and main contributer to the blog Opium of the Smart Asses, and occasionally writes about Secularism and Atheism in the university newspaper.
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