Shift the Script
An evolutionary conversation project focused on Ex-Muslims, and inviting you to help.
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|Society of ExMuslims Australia |
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ABC News - Secret ex-Muslim network in Australia
|Losing Your Religion:
Ex-Muslims Speak Out
Conference held in Melbourne, 10 February 2018
|Melbourne Ex-Muslims Meetup|
Becoming ex-Muslim - SBS News
Individual testimonies from Ex-Muslims in Australia
|Sabeena Mozaffar - Ex-Muslim conference presenter
What made me leave islam? I can't reduce this answer to a single experience or a single day in my life. However, I would state that I began questioning my faith from an early age. It began with my sickness - how i was diagnosed with epilepsy at 10 years old, underwent daily seizures and continuous trial and error of medication. My family‚Äôs main response: pray to God to cure it. And thats when I asked: if god is the one to cure my sickness, is he not also the one to give it to me? Neither my parents nor relatives had a response - rather I was scolded for even questioning the faith ... more
Nickky Jean - Ex-Muslim conference presenter
Confused, missguided, liar, traitor: these are just some of the words Muslims use to describe ExMuslims because to them
only a confused, misguided lying traitor would leave the most perfect religion and dare to speak about it.
I was around 3 or 4 when my mother converted to Islam because to her it made more sense that Christianity or Judaism.
The day she took her shahadah she put on the hijab and she changed our names from our Western ones to Muslim ones. However, it wasnít long until my mother fell down the rabbit hole
of Islamic extremism ... more
Confused, missguided, liar, traitor: these are just some of the words Muslims use to describe ExMuslims because to them only a confused, misguided lying traitor would leave the most perfect religion and dare to speak about it.
I was around 3 or 4 when my mother converted to Islam because to her it made more sense that Christianity or Judaism. The day she took her shahadah she put on the hijab and she changed our names from our Western ones to Muslim ones. However, it wasnít long until my mother fell down the rabbit hole of Islamic extremism ... more
A Muslim's Way Out of Islam, by Achal Adhuli
I think books taught me to
think and judge things rationally, to escape from the world of prejudice
and irrational beliefs. Books were my true liberator, it's the best companion
I ever had. But, it wasn't always fun. My family didn't take it lightly
as they were noticing some change in me and also my teachers at school.
In fact it was the ... more
Secularism and Pakistan: an emigrant's view, by Ibn Al-Maarri
I have recently migrated
to Australia. I grew up in Pakistan and after living the first 25 years
of my life there. I had later moved to Dubai for professional reasons.
I was born and raised in a Muslim family but I canít technically be classified
as an ex-Muslim as religion has never made sense to me.... more
What Islam does to an individual, by AL Faris Shahwan
The doctrine of Islam completely
crushes the individual's personality, detaches off his liberty and then
directs his thinking and skills in a particular pattern ... it fully tames
him just like a circus animal
Helping others overcome the fear of Allah: Idris Hasan
My personal journey saw me grow up to be a devoted
Muslim, and in my adulthood question my beliefs and eventually leave Islam. My book was written
in the hope that it can help others who are struggling to overcome that same fear and doubt,
and to add to the conversation of how ex-Muslims are treated after leaving Islam by their family,
friends and community. See
The First Domino: The Systematic Collapse Of My Belief In Allah
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Australian Ex-Muslims is a not-for-profit group that provides a forum for people who have left the Muslim faith. It provides an opportunity for people to express their views, and share experiences, anonymously if they wish. Many Ex-Muslims feel traumatised and intimidated and fear ostracism by family and friends or even worse kinds of recrimination, as a result of leaving Islam. This site is intended to give people in this situation a sense of reassurance and mutual support.
Australian Ex-Muslims - www.ex-muslim.org.au