Recently I received an email from a remarkably courageous woman in a Muslim country. Raised a Muslim, she practiced Islam all her life. However, she has now left Islam, and is now — because of Islam’s death penalty for apostasy — living a precarious existence in her native land. She has now started a blog, Liberated, in which she will detail her journey and keep us up-to-date on her experiences. Please bookmark it and visit it regularly. Here is an excerpt from her first entry, in which her relief and resentment at her longtime intellectual and spiritual bondage are palpable:
[…] After 9/11, I seriously started to doubt my beliefs, but I never had the guts or the courage to face them until I came across my friend, my savior and my mentor Ali Sina just a few months ago. He has changed my outlook of life and he really opened up my eyes to the false and evil cult of Islam, which I had been blindly following for the last 35 years, albeit halfheartedly. It is not that I wasn’t aware of the evil of Islam, because I had been fairly well acquainted with the works of accomplished and judicious writers like Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller, Daniel Pipes and Raymond Ibrahim, but they were not Muslims, so somewhere deep down inside, I always ended up giving Mohammed the messenger of Allah the benefit of the doubt. It was only when I suddenly stumbled upon Ali Sina’s website and subsequently his book “Understanding Mohammed” that actually made me wake up to this harsh reality. The truth hurts, as they say, so when I realized for the first time that Islam was actually a hoax, it broke me down completely. It took me a while to come to terms with it; I went through several stages like denial and anger, but finally I have come to the acceptance stage….