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Secular Jihadists from the Middle East is a podcast with atheist, exMuslim hosts.

Jun 19, 2018

“Let Bangladesh revoke the citizenship of these enemies of Islam! If not, we will hunt them down in whatever part of God’s world we find them and kill them right there!” These words appeared on a kill list of about twenty secular bloggers in Bangladesh, published by the Islamic terrorist group Ansarullah Bangla...


Jun 9, 2018

The US embassy has moved to Jerusalem, and violence has erupted yet again in Gaza. Meanwhile, the Iran deal has been cancelled by the United States. People are again talking about whether they're "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine." There's an assumption out there that Muslims are pro-Palestine, so ex-Muslims must be...


May 30, 2018

In this episode, we spoke to Leon Korteweg, a young man in the Netherlands who joined a group of white nationalist skinheads and neo-Nazis soon after the 2004 assassination of Theo Van Gogh in broad daylight. Van Gogh had worked with Ayaan Hirsi Ali in producing the short film "Submission,” which criticized...


May 24, 2018

Rafya is a Pakistani woman who was married off at seventeen. After enduring years of mistreatment and abuse, she finally gathered up the courage to leave her husband, but this came with a cost: he ripped their three-year-old daughter from her arms. When Rafya tried to get her back, he registered a blasphemy case...


May 19, 2018

This week we speak to Jimmy Bangash, a gay British-Pakistani ex-Muslim and activist member of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Jimmy grew up in a traditional Pashtun family in London where he stood in ardent opposition to the patriarchy and misogyny in his community. He is a poet and writer who focuses on...