Saving Atheists at Risk in Islamic Countries 🏃🕌

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David Silverman and Armin Navabi invite Mohamed Hisham - and ex-Muslim atheist refugee from Egypt - to come up with an effective process for the Atheist Republic and Atheist Alliance International to help atheists at risk in Islamic countries.

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Nice video. One thing I noticed is... We get less problems when we don't tell them what we believe. Just hide your beliefs, things will be easier.

Connection, guide and funding.

I wanna talk about the guide. I think you guys should try to pass it across that if you're an Atheist living in a country where the persecution of atheist is very high, you should lay low and try to reach atheist organizations for assistance on how to leave such countries "LEGALLY". The illegal way is a no go area, cus if caught, the case becomes extremely difficult to help. Although you guys want your voices to be heard, how can the voice be heard if many newbies lost their lives or are in prison? I'll suggest a low key operation in this case. Especially in Islamic countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia etc.

And about sending funds to those who need it. Western Union can be a pain in the *ss at times just as Mohammed said. Why not try crypto? Bitcoin or STEEM can be sent easily right? If you're in the USA or Europe or some parts of Asia, one can convert it to cash in no time. Setting up a BTC wallet is easy. Even STEEM too. It's a way no government agency can track or tamper with. This also balls down to the kind of connection on ground.

I really enjoyed the video😊💋

It's so sad to know that atheist face so many harsh treatments not only in Islamic countries but many other countries around the world simply because of their decision. As much as I detest any sort of hate and wrong treatment towards an atheist or anyone who has a different belief from the majority, I think we the minority also put ourselves in so much risks. We know the outcome of being different in some countries but still yet, we go out openly to announce our choices without back up. I had seen a photo of an atheist holding a paper saying "atheistrepublic" in an Islamic gathering, not just any gathering but the acclaimed holiest land for Muslims "The Kaabah". This is a big deal for the atheist community but this person put herself in so much risks that if she was caught, she wouldn't be alive today to tell the story. Luckily for her, she wrote that in English and not Arabic. My point is, no one needs to know your faith when you're not sure of your security. Even if there has to be a propaganda or announcement, this should be done privately and among trusted fellows. Islamic countries detest other religions and some acts are totally frowned at (e.g LGBT) regardless of the status of the person involved. When you are in a society that allows and tolerates being different, we can go all out and talk about our choices and belief openly.

And as for Western Union, I don't still understand why anyone would have to go through so much stress to send or receive money in this cryptocurrency generation. Western Union and liquid cash are our past, Cryptocurrency is the future.

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My point is, no one needs to know your faith when you're not sure of your security.

Some people care more about their freedom of expression than their security, but for the people that don't, they should know (a be informed) that speaking out can place their security in serious jeopardy 👍

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This video explains quite alot of things happening to atheist. It's disheartening to know the things an average atheist goes through. Having read the comments of some of the other users, I actually think some of these things some atheists face are self caused. Not just atheists but even other kinds of people that the Islamic countries dislike their way of life are endangered because of the inability to keep their belief and thoughts to themselves till they find a safe haven. I know It's a free world and we as humans have a freedom of speech and expression, but this doesn't work so well in some countries, especially Islamic countries. The sooner other atheists and folks with a different lifestyle that's against that of some Islamic countries understand this, the better.

Not everyone in the world understands the banking sector completely, so crypto still seems like a dream to many.

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I know It's a free world and we as humans have a freedom of speech and expression, but this doesn't work so well in some countries, especially Islamic countries. The sooner other atheists and folks with a different lifestyle that's against that of some Islamic countries understand this, the better.

You might want to re-phrase your last sentence to: