Richard Dawkins


He is an Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book “The Selfish Gene”, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term “meme”. With his book “The Extended Phenotype”, published in 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism’s body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Dawkins is an atheist, and is well-known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his most popular book, “The God Delusion”, published in 2006, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion. He has been awarded many prestigious academic and writing awards and he makes regular television, radio and internet appearances, predominantly discussing his books, his atheism, and his ideas and opinions as a public intellectual.

Maryam Namazie


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Bonya Ahmed


A Visiting Research Scholar at UT Austin since Fall 2016, working on the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, Bonya Ahmed is a published author and moderator at Mukto-Mona blog, the first online platform for Bengali speaking freethinkers. She was a Senior Director in the Finance industry in the USA. She is the widow of Avijit Roy, a well known writer, blogger, and activist who founded Mukto-Mona. Roy and Ahmed were brutally attacked by Islamists during a book signing trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 26, 2015. Ahmed was gravely injured during the attack. She continues to work with international and local groups to help Bengali bloggers and activists and to seek justice for Avijit and others murdered. She is dedicated to drawing attention to the growing culture of impunity in Bangladesh.

Inna Shevchenko


Leader of Femen, topless activists against various manifestations of patriarchy, including dictatorship, religion, and the sex industry, Inna Shevchenko has published “Anatomie de l’Oppression” with Pauline Hillier. She was kidnapped and threatened by the Belarus KGB in 2011 and was granted political asylum in France. In July 2013, Shevchenko was the main inspiration for a new French stamp depicting Marianne. In December 2012, the French magazine Madame Figaro included Shevchenko in its list of the World’s Top 20 Iconic Women of the Year. Shevchenko is a speaker at conferences and a columnist for the international press. She was a speaker at a debate on freedom of speech in Copenhagen on 14 February 2015 with cartoonist Lars Vilks. During that speech on a terrorist opened fire in the lobby of where the debate took place. Surviving the attack, Shevchenko later said: “Liberal voices should be louder than Kalashnikovs”.

Sami Abdallah


A diligent Lebanese civil society activist residing in Germany, Sami Abdallah is a theoretical physicist by profession. He has worked extensively to fight against discrimination and the negative social stereotypes that vilify atheists in Lebanon and the Arab World, and has been closely involved in offering protection to those who have been threatened because of their atheism. Sami is the cofounder and president of Freethought Lebanon, created in 2007 as an initiative that aims to empower freethinkers in Lebanon in order to promote humanism, encourage critical thinking, disseminate secular values, and protect freethinkers at risk.

Mina Ahadi


Mina Ahadi is an Iranian-Austrian communist political activist and member of the Central Committee and Politburo of the Worker-communist Party of Iran. She is opposed to faith-based laws and promotes citizenship rights and one secular law. Ahadi is also the main figure of International Committee Against Executions and International Committee Against Stoning. She is also the main founder of the German Central Council of Ex-Muslims, which aims to break the taboo that comes with renouncing Islam and to oppose apostasy laws and Islam.

Rana Ahmad


Rana Ahmad is a Syrian/Saudi-Arabian ex-Muslim activist, women’s rights campaigner, and founder of the Atheist Refugee Relief. She is a pop science blogger and editor, a member of Giordano-Bruno-Stiftung, and a member of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany. After she discarded her religion, she had to escape because she was threatened with death by her family and the government in Saudi Arabia. Rana hopes to help all girls to be free.

Sohail Ahmed


Sohail Ahmad is an ex-Muslim, ex-Ahmadi writer who is more commonly known by his social media alias “Reason on Faith”. Sohail began his activism in 2016. In 2019, after years of activism and organizing behind the scenes, Sohail released his first video entitled ‘Why I am Leaving Islam and Ahmadiyyat’. Sohail’s journey of questioning had begun at the age of 19. Currently, Sohail is co-organizer of the Toronto Chapter of Ex-Muslims of North America and the organizer for the Toronto Chapter of Muslimish.

Jimmy Bangash


Jimmy Bangash is a gay British ex-Muslim Pakistani living in the UK. He grew up in a traditional Pashtun family in London where he struggled with both the homophobia and ardent misogyny within his community. He has written poems and prose about these experiences; many of which have been published on Sedaa. As an LGBT ex-Muslim activist, he is committed to unbridling the reins of patriarchy on gays and women of Muslim heritage. As a coach, he seeks to empower those individuals liberated from problematic ideologies to live a life of authenticity, self-assurance, and self-expression.

Savin Bapir-Tardy


Bapir-Tardy conducted her doctoral research at City University into how traumatic events are experienced. She has worked with adolescents, adults and older adults in a variety of mental health settings. She worked for 8 years as a Counselling Psychologist at the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) providing psychological therapy to women who have experienced “honor”-based violence, forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation. Bapir-Tardy also provided training to professionals in mainstream mental health services on “honor”-based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

Dan Barker


Co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, Dan Barker is also a contributing editor of Freethought Today, the foundation’s newspaper, cohost of Freethought Radio, and is involved with the foundation’s state/church lawsuits. He travels the world giving lectures, performing concerts, and participating in debates with theists, many at college and university campuses. He was a teenage evangelist at age 15, was ordained in 1975 as a preacher, served as associate pastor in three Californian churches, and maintained an ongoing touring musical ministry for 19 years. Barker is also an accomplished pianist, record producer, arranger and songwriter, who worked with Christian music companies such as Manna Music and Word Music. Following five years of reading, Dan gradually outgrew his religious beliefs. He announced his atheism publicly in January 1984. He tells his story in the books “Losing Faith in Faith” (1992) and “Godless” (2008).

Wissam Charafeddine


Wissam Charafeddine is an Arab-American thinker, activist, author, entrepreneur, educator, and engineer. He has a Masters Degree in Software Engineering from the University of Michigan Dearborn, and is an Optimization Expert at W Design and Development. He is also a Family and Community Engagement Liaison at HES School District. He is a published poet, with three published works: The Opposite Swings, Climbing Leaves, and Pains. He is also the author of the “Awaited Arab State: The Awaited Confederation Project of the Arab World”. Wissam is also a hyper-entrepreneur, and a founder of multiple nonprofit organizations. In addition to his academic background, he has an extensive background in Islamic Studies, activism, Arabic history, and identity issues.

Nadia El Fani


Nadia El Fani is film-maker living in France, who risks arrest and up to five years in prison if she returns to Tunisia after Islamists filed a complaint against her for her film “Neither Allah nor Master”. The film is an account of Tunisian life immediately before and after the fall of Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali. Others films she made include “Ouled Lenine” and “Our Breasts, Our Weapons!”.

Annie Laurie Gaylor


Co-president of Freedom From Religion Foundation, Annie Laurie Gaylor is the author of several books, including “Woe to the Women: The Bible Tells Me So” and “Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children”. She is the editor of “Women Without Superstition: No Gods, No Masters”, and was the editor of Freethought Today, FRFF’s newspaper, until 2015. Gaylor received the Humanitarian Heroine Award in 2010 from the American Humanist Association. She is on the Speakers’ Bureau of the Secular Student Alliance, and has participated as a speaker in conferences, such as the 2012 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.

Ana González


An internationally recognized expert in gender and sexuality-based asylum claims, lawyer Ana González is also trained in nationality and public laws, and has an extensive expertise in representing vulnerable and marginalized individuals, such as victims of human trafficking, apostates, and transgender individuals. Ana had been involved in advising EEA nationals on Brexit at a number of public events, including a session at the Houses of Parliament, and she is also a volunteer lawyer for UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group as well as for Micro Rainbow International.

Mohamed Hisham


Mohamed Hisham is an Egyptian Electronics Engineer who appeared in a live Egyptian television talk show to talk about atheism, which led to abuse and vilification during the show form the host and other guests, and to threats to his life in Egypt afterwards. He delved into Islamic studies incentivized by the Sharia sentence on his sexual orientation, and eventually left Islam. He aspires for a Middle East that respects human rights and civil liberties through embracing science and humanistic values instead of dogmatic doctrines.

Fauzia Ilyas


Fauzia Ilyas is a human rights activist and ex-Muslim. After an arranged and unhealthy marriage, she started to doubt the existence of God. She became known for founding Atheist and Agnostic Alliance Pakistan where the state religion is Islam and apostasy leads to death. Since then, she has been a subject of several death threats. In 2015, Fauzia sought asylum in the Netherlands because her family members and religious fanatics threatened her life. Instead of protecting her, the authorities threatened to arrest her for blasphemy. Fauzia won the Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation Atheist of the Year (2017) in Warsaw.

Rishvin Ismath


Rishvin Ismath is an ex-Muslim from Sri Lanka, formerly an active Islamist involved with Jama’athe Islami, Thawheed, and Salafi movements before 2013. He is the only ex-Muslim activist to write criticism in Tamil language with real identity, through his Facebook account and his blog: allahvin.com. Rishvin is an activist in several causes, such as the rights of children, women, labors, and war victims (disappearances). He fought justice for Darun Nusra Childern’s Home sexual abuse case together with his Muslim friend Fayaz A. Razack. He has faced a near death experience when ISIS attempted to kill him months before the Easter Sunday suicide attacks. He is a Rugby Union referee in Sri Lanka. He is the cofounder and spokesperson of the Council of Ex-Muslims of Sri Lanka.

Zara Kay


Zara Kay is a Tanzanian ex-Muslim atheist activist, based in Australia. Zara is the founder of Faithless Hijabi, a platform to enable Ex-Muslim women to share their stories about their journey from religion to reason.

Khadija Khan


Pakistani journalist and commentator based in the UK, Khadija Khan writes about human rights, mainly women’s rights, as well as minorities, extremism, and Islamism. She is an advocate for women’s rights, who strongly believes that religion infringes on women’s rights and Islam is no exception. She denounces the idea of Islamic feminism, since finding refuge for women’s rights under organized religion is not more than a myth. Being a humanist, she believes in tolerance and equality for all human beings. She criticizes the usage of blasphemy laws as a tool to crackdown on dissent and supports freedom of and from religion. She stresses the need of having freedom of speech to counter extremist ideologies in her write ups. She believes that freedom to challenge bad idea is the most effective way to counter extremist narratives.

Nuriyah Khan


British Pakistani aspiring lawyer and activist who mostly grew up between Saudi Arabia and Dubai. Nuriyah has a YouTube channel called Holy Humanist. Holy Humanist is a platform dedicated to exploring the dogma of Islam, human rights, freedom, oppression, and the surrounding socio-political issues, with a strong emphasis on women’s rights.

Ibtissame Betty Lachgar


Ibtissame Betty Lachgar is a clinical psychologist specialized in violence against women and sexual violence. She is co-founder and Leader of MALI (Mouvement Alternatif pour les Libertés Individuelles – Alternative Movement for Individual Liberties), a universalist, feminist, and secularist movement. She initiated the first LGBT movement in Morocco in 2012, the IDAHOT. Her work is censored by the majority of organisations in Morocco, even progressive and feminist ones. Ibtissame has been the victim of sexual assault by the police whilst in custody for her protests in Sept 2016. There is a trial in progress against her and she has faced numerous threats as a result of her work.



Lilith Raza is a queer trans activist from Pakistan who has lived in Germany since 2012. She promotes the rights of LGBTIQ+ refugees, works for the LSVD’s “Queer Refugees Deutschland” project (Gay and Lesbian Foundation in Germany), and is active in queer networks throughout Europe.

Marieme Helie Lucas


An Algerian sociologist, political theorist, and author, Marieme Helie Lucas was born in Algeria to a ‘family of feminists’ and had been active in the liberation struggle of Algeria. She is founder and former International Coordinator of Women Living Under Muslim Laws, a solidarity network that provides information, support and a collective space for women. She is also the founder of Secularism Is A Women’s Issue, which focuses on the threat of the erosion of secular spaces and of formal secularism, and challenges all forms of fundamentalisms.

Houzan Mahmoud


Houzan Mahmoud is a women’s rights campaigner, public lecturer and co-founder of Culture Project, a transnational project aiming to to raise awareness about feminism and gender in Kurdistan and diaspora. She has an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, London University. She worked as a representative of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq for many years. She was born in Iraqi Kurdistan in 1973 and currently resides and works in London. Her articles have been published in The Independent, The Guardian, The Tribune, The New Statesman and others. Houzan has led many campaigns internationally, including campaigns against the rape and abduction of women in Iraq, and against the imposition of Islamic sharia law in Kurdistan and the Iraqi constitution. She has also led other campaigns against so called honour killings, and against violations of freedom of expression. She is the winner of 2016 Emma Humphrey’s Memorial Award.

Nahla Mahmoud


An environment and human rights activist originally from Sudan. She works with a number of campaigns in the UK, including One Law for All and Secular Middle East and North Africa. She leads the Sudanese Humanists Group and is former Spokesperson for the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.

Ali Malik


Ali Malik is an ex-Muslim human rights activist, mainly interested in activism for refugee rights. He is a member of the Council of Ex-Muslims in Britain.

Kenan Malik


Kenan Malik is a scientific author focusing on the philosophy of biology and contemporary theories of multiculturalism, pluralism, and race. Some of his books on these topics are “The Meaning of Race” (1996), “Man, Beast, and Zombie” (2000), and “Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides are Wrong in the Race Debate” (2008). His latest book “From Fatwa to Jihad” (2017) was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. Malik presented “Analysis” on BBC Radio 4, “Nightwaves” on BBC Radio 3, and was a panelist on “The Moral Maze” on BBC Radio 4. He also written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries, such as “Disunited Kingdom: Are Muslims Hated?”, “Islam, Mullahs, and the Media”, “Skullduggery and Man”, and “Beast and Politics”.

Susanna McIntyre


Raised in a conservative Catholic family in the midst of a very liberal city, Susanna left religion around the age of 15, after she realized that she was bisexual and had attempted suicide, “therefore earning herself two fast-passes to hell and damnation”. The decision was clear for her: “cognitively suffer under the belief that she would be eternally tormented, or leave religion entirely and live free!” She’s president of Atheist Republic, which aims to providing community to atheists around the world. She’s most passionate about promoting secularism around the world, and protecting those activists brave enough to undertake this fight under the most dangerous of conditions.

Mimzy Vidz


Ex-Muslim YouTuber who discusses issues that Muslims and non-Muslims face. She is part of the movement to normalize ex-Muslims, put an end to blasphemy and apostate scrutiny in Muslim communities, and raise awareness of these problems. She is featured in the CEMB film “Women Leaving Islam”.

Armin Navabi


Armin Navabi is a former Muslim from Iran and the founder of the Atheist Republic, a non-profit organisation with over one million fans and followers worldwide, that is dedicated to offering a safe community for atheists around the world to share their ideas and meet like-minded individuals. Armin was was indoctrinated in the Muslim tradition and has attempted suicide when he was 12, believing that this would get him into heaven. The devastation of that event motivated him to seek a better understanding of the nature and concept of God and religious belief. Armin’s journey led him to leave Islam and to become an atheist and to seek interaction with others to engage in thought-provoking and educational discussion. Armin is the author of the bestselling book “Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God”.

Milad Resaeimanesh


Milad Resaeimanesh is a Leader in the Central Committee of the Ex-Muslims in Scandinavia. He also hosts a weekly TV program for the organisation.

Ali Rizvi


Ali Rizvi is a Pakistani-born Canadian ex-Muslim writer and podcaster who explores the challenges of Muslims who leave their faith. Rizvi is the author of “The Atheist Muslim: A Journey From Religion to Reason”, published in 2016. It is a combination of personal biography and analysis of arguments in favour of rejecting Islam.

Halima Salat


Halima Salat is an ex-Muslim, Kenyan-Somali poet. She defines herself as a freethinker, a rebel and an atheist. She was a closeted non-believer for a while, before she “came out” when she moved to the Netherlands. She sees many problems with Islam, the most important of which is that Islam is against a woman’s individual right to steer her own path. Halima is a spoken word artist and reads her poetry in the few English spoken word scenes in Amsterdam.

Nina Sankari


Nina Sankari is a secular, atheist, and feminist activist and the vice president of the atheist Kazimierz Lyszczynski Foundation (Poland). Sankari is also cofounder and spokesperson of the International Association of Freethought. She writes and translated articles for the Polish and French freethinkers and feminist centers, such as Fakty I Mity, 50/50, ReSPUBLICA, La Raison, and Charlie Hebdo. She is the initiator and co-organizer of the yearly event Atheist Days in Warsaw, and has participated in several international conferences related to secularism, rationalism, atheism, women’s rights, and other political and social issues.

Amed Sherwan


Amed Sherwan is an Islam-critical activist and blogger from Erbil, Kurdistan (Iraq). He writes articles for Jungle World and the Humanist Press Service and participates in discussion panels promoting tolerance in Muslim communities and LGBTQI+ rights. He is a member of the Central Council of Ex-Muslims in Germany, where he resides since 2014. He was granted asylum in Germany in 2017 after fleeing his home country due to persecution, arrest, and torture for blasphemy. Sherwan published his autobiography together with Katrine Hoop in 2020 in “Thank God I am an Atheist”.

Harris Sultan


Harris Sultan is an Australian ex-Muslim atheist of Pakistani descent. Harris moved to Australia at the age of 19 and was exposed to the big wide world other than his hometown of Lahore, Pakistan, which eventually led him away from Islam. He published his book “The Curse of God” in December 2018.

Hazar Kahera


Hazar Kahera Watts is a ex-Muslim and LGBT activist based in the US.

Cemal Knudsen Yucel


Born and raised in Turkey, Cemal Knudsen Yucel was active in the youth branch of an Islamist movement, Milli Gorus, which is a part of the Muslim Brotherhood. He is now an ex-Muslim atheist activist and founder and chair of Ex-Muslims of Norway. He writes articles, participates in debates and conferences related to apostasy, blasphemy, women’s status in Islam, Islamic reform, and political and social issues. He is helping to build the ex-Muslim community and promoting enlightenment work.

Artists Lineup

Mahshad Afshar


Mahshad is an Iranian director, producer, visual artist, researcher, and script writer based in London. She has produced and directed over 50 episodes for TV series Cinema7, and over 16 short films during her time at the London Film School. Mahshad Afshar is a human and women’s rights activist and campaigner who raised 50,000 signatures in one month for a petition, and was a speaker at Amnesty International. Her debut feature film “Cul-de-sac”, portraying the challenges of an Iranian homosexual woman in exile, was selected and screened in 24 film festivals around the world. In her narrative short film “Five” (2017), Afshar focuses on the post-traumatic experience of an Iranian ex-political prisoner who is trying to cope with life in exile. Afshar has research interests in the areas of feminist film theory, gaze and screen representations of gender and sexuality. She collaborates with organizations that use arts as a means to build solidarity, dialog, and spread peace across cultures.

Victoria Gugenheim


An award-winning body artist, Victoria Gugenheim is passionate about the necessity of merging art with science. Victoria’s art has been a lifelong quest of “de-othering” people through art, public speaking and personal aesthetic choice. Her art ranges from bodypainting, makeup, photography, sculpture, performances, installations, digital art, clothing design, drawing and painting with science and technology. She uses bodypainting as a way of empowering the human spirit, giving the person painted a new found confidence that can be life changing.

Shirin Mehrbod


Shirin Mehrbod is an Iranian singer who was trained as a soprano and first performed at the age of 17 at the Polytechnic University of Iran. In 1981, Shirin was arrested with thousands of young people as a political activist and spent 5 years in prison. Her first melody was composed in her mind, based on the poem “C’est Une Femme”, within the prison’s walls. She was granted asylum in Canada in 1990, after escaping Iran, where she was introduced to traditional Persian music and trained in Avaz and Radif. In 2001, Shirin was invited to participate in the National Film Board’s documentary “The Tree That Remembers.” She was interviewed and performed the song “Payeez Amad” (The Autumn Is Here). This song was her first experience with Iranian pop music. Following her humanitarian committments in 2003, Shirin accepted the invitation to be a guest soloist with the French orchestra, the “Mahapooran Ensemble”. The group spoke out against the war in Afghanistan in numerous concerts, with a combination of Persian poetry, Khathakali dance and modern percussion. In 2005, as an Iranian singer amongst performers from all over the globe, Shirin was invited to contribute through her performance in a magnificent benefit concert called “Parlons Genocide” or “Talk about Genocide.” In 2006, Shirin completed the production of her first CD: “The Height of a Rare Voice”, expressing her appreciation for humanity, and her desire for peace and love throughout the world.

Nazmiye Oral


Nazmiye Oral began her acting career in the 1990s in the Netherlands with series like Baantjer, Combat, Oppassen! and Westenwind. She also performed in De Gesluierde Monologen, The Suburb Safari, and in No Longer Without You, a play she wrote herself. The play was selected for the Holland Festival and Crossing the Line Festival in New York and has also been made into a documentary. Nazmiye has performed in television productions like A’dam E.V.A., Undercover, Moordvrouw and Oh Mijn Hemel, starred in the series Icarus: Zorgondernemer and In Vrijheid by Floor van der Meulen for which she was awarded Best Actress at the Netherlands Film Festival and at the Lucania Film Festival. In 2011 her debut novel ‘Zehra’ was released, for which she was nominated for the E. du Perron prize. She cofounded the Zina Foundation in 2003, a theatre initiative that travels through different neighborhoods in the Netherlands using local stories.

Shelley Segal


Shelley Segal is a singer-songwriter involved in secular activism. Her first record, “An Atheist Album” is a passionate response to dogmatic belief, inequality, religious oppression and the idea that only the devout can be grateful and good. The record gives a voice to the often-underrepresented views of non-religious people, the fastest growing minority in many countries. It also creates opportunities to discuss issues of secularism with the mainstream media. Her voice has taken her around the world including England, Australia and ten tours of the United States. She has released seven recording projects of her own and runs independent record label True Music where she works with other artists. An award-winning songwriter, powerful performer and explicit story-teller, Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world but to create the world she wants to see.

Veedu Vidz


YouTube comedian who creates satirical videos on a range of topics mainly focusing on Islam. Veedu is an Ex-Muslim who enjoys engaging with his religious and cultural heritage by exploring different ideas and religious preachers in the form of parodies and discussions. Veedu is a free speech advocate and stands for individual rights.

Jenny Wenhammar


Jenny Wenhammar studied art in Venezuela and Portugal 1989-1993 and then art, decorative painting and art therapy in Sweden. She was an art teacher at a Montessori school from 2006-2007. After a year of sailing 2007-2008, she studied at the School of Architecture LTH and 2009-2016 psychology at Lund University with a specialization in environmental psychology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In 2006, the Green Party recruited her to municipal politics in Svalöv. In the autumn, she joined the municipal board. In 2012, she opposed a demolition that the municipality decided. She became an activist to stop the demolition, but the property was still leveled. In 2013, she left politics in protest. But in 2014 he was convinced to come back and in February was put up for election to the Riksdag list in western Skåne. In the spring of 2012, she had become an activist in Femen and founded Femen Sweden. She has since participated in several actions in Sweden. An action in Almedalen in 2014 received a great deal of attention and tangible consequences. It led to her receiving an ultimatum from the Green Party: either continued parliamentary candidacy or continued Femen activism. Her art and activism are clearly united. It’s performance, body art, and image. Recurring themes are the right of women and the de-sexualization and liberation of the naked female body. She has devoted a large part of her art to painting vulvae, like Carolina Falkholt, among others.