Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Facebook Page

I have opened a new page on Facebook, where I will post thoughts and other ruminations, since I am on Facebook more than blogger. Please visit!

Not Muslim Anymore Facebook Page

~ A, not muslim anymore ~

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"You never met a Real Muslim!"

Why is it that whenever someone leaves Islam, they "never met real Muslims" or "really practice Islam" (at least according to Muslims)? Islam is not for everyone. Not everyone leaves Islam so they can screw around and drink (plus plenty of Muslims do that so no reason to leave). Beliefs can change. Are Muslims so scared their religion isn't the best that they can't handle Muslims leaving?

Don't give me the old "it will ruin Islam if everyone left", or "you can't just change religion at the drop of a hat". I was Muslim for over 10 years. Married several Muslim men; I was raising my children as Muslim. I am sure I met "real" Muslims, and I did practice to the best of my ability. Leaving Islam was not a decision taken lightly, even if I am in an area with few Muslims (it is harder to explain Arabic names when you are not Muslim).

So stop harassing Murtads, and look to your own actions. Killing an apostate makes you a Murderer! Not a good person! I judge people on their actions, not how many times they pray or how much skin they cover, or even if they believe in God. There are many good people who don't believe in God.

Don't even get me started on how fake it is to do something (or not do something) because an invisible being tells you to. Do you really need someone to tell you how to treat others?

~ A, not muslim anymore ~

New Murtad Blog: My New Old Life

I got a comment from Parisa E and have started reading her Blog:

My New Old Life.

~ A, not muslim anymore ~

Labels: ,

Yep, still alive and kicking.

Wow, I can't believe it has been over 3 years since my last post. Life has gotten in the way of posting. I think part of it is that it was cathartic to talk about leaving a religion that was such a huge part of my life for so long. I needed to work through a lot of things (hey, it's cheaper than therapy!). Then after a while I kind of drifted to other things, and real life as well.

Thanks for the kick in the butt to post again, Parisa E & Also not a muslim anymore (though I still look like one). I do have a post I am working on right now.

~ A, not muslim anymore ~

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Why is someone else's hymen any of your business?

I was talking with a Muslim friend about a * girl we both know who is in her early 20's. She said "I hope she's a virgin". That kinda took me by surprise! I should have asked her why the hell it was her business, but I think I was kinda shocked by what she said so I didn't. I told her she has a boyfriend so probably not.

She would not have asked that if we had been talking about a guy. Of course not! It's the GIRL'S hymen which is so freaking important! Why is what a girl does everyone else's business, esp. something that's so private? This just kinda burns me up. Even if it's important in YOUR religion, that doesn't mean everyone else in the world has to adhere to what you believe.

Thank goodness I've been married, or she'd be all up in mine too.

* Arabs call any female who hasn't been married a girl, no matter her age. They would consider my sister a girl too, even though she's 42 and been on her own and supported herself since college!

~ A, not muslim anymore ~


Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Wishing all Muslims a blessed Ramadan.

~ A

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Nigerian faces death for 86 wives

Click link above to view full article

Nigeria's Islamic authority has told the man who has 86 wives to choose only four and repent within three days or else he will be sentenced to death.

The Jamatu Nasril Islam (JNI) passed their verdict on Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, according to Sharia law.

This comes two weeks after the Nigerian press and the BBC reported on the case.

Talking to the media then, Mr Abubakar challenged Muslim scholars, saying there is no punishment stated in the Koran for having more than four wives.

Yes 86 wives is a bit much, but to kill him for it? I'd think just having that many wives would kill a man!

~ A, not muslim anymore ~