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

Feb 15, 2018

Ari Hershkowitz grew up in an insular Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, and was featured in the award-winning Netflix documentary "One of Us." He spoke to us about the toxicity of religious indoctrination, the horrific abuse he suffered as a child, his descent into drug addiction, and finally, his emergence from the darkness of religion into liberation, enlightenment, and personal success with the help of organizations like Today, Ari is working with Yaffed, an education initiative for people in the Hasidic Jewish community. This was an amazing and compelling conversation with so many parallels to the experiences of ex-Muslims, and it had us asking: Are violence and terrorism really the worst of what religion has to offer, or does it go deeper than that? By focusing on the symptoms rather than the disease, are we just putting a band-aid on a cancer wound? We discuss all of this and more with the articulate, intelligent, and incredibly insightful Ari, who you can learn more about at 

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