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Halima Salat

Halima Salat is a Kenyan-Somali living in the Netherlands. She is a journalist, poet, feminist, pro-LGBT and one of the new voices in the ex-Muslim activism community. Halima is the founder of the community – “Ex-Muslim Somali Voices” which focuses on the specific peculiar problems apostates from Somali communities face worldwide.
Experiences

Coping with the contradiction

You struggle, as an ex-Muslim migrant. The anti-migrant lot don’t want migrants. The pro-migrant don’t want ex-Muslims. You are left to yourself, so you have to work – and hard. Proving yourself The people who are impressed enough to call…

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Experiences

The contradictory life of an ex-Muslim migrant

A good part of the population are saying goodbye to religion and choosing a life of rationality, reason and secularism in today’s world. From one religion in particular – Islam – young people are increasingly taking a completely different path from…

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Opinions

Why is France being villainized?

In the wake of terrorist attacks in France over the last two weeks, my twitter feed has been overflowing with shared links to articles by opinion writers and analysts from large swathes of the Western media, particularly English-language publications. They…

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Opinions

Fetish Joe is no ally

People who fetishize ex-Muslims are not our allies. You may be wondering what I mean by ‘fetishize ex-Muslims’. I am drawing on some observations coming from a few ex-Muslims who are either vocal or involved in activism. Ex-Muslims – and…

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Experiences

My hijab story

I am 38 years old and a proud Ex-Muslim. It has been over 15 years since I unapologetically stopped wearing the hijab. Before that, I had fought battles with it, and against it. This story is about the enforcement of…

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