To the Muslims today asking me to stop talking about and critiquing Islam :
I will stop talking about Islam when people are no longer killed, tortured and oppressed in the name of it. When I no longer have to read how innocents, children, are slaughtered accompanied by cries of Allahu Akbar. When gay people are no longer tortured, killed, thrown off roofs, bullied, harasse. Due to the excessive homophobia that exists in your religion.
When science is no longer met with hostility from your religion, when cures and vaccines are no longer waived away with religious dogma and fatwas. When no more people suffer and disease doesn’t spread. When a new discovery ismt perceived to be a personal an attack on your faith. When apostates like me are free from harm, hostility, death threats, isolation and we can be open and a part of society. When you stop condemning innocent people to hellfire.
When I stop hearing of ISIS raping, buying and selling sex slaves, which is sanctioned in Islam (4:24, 33:50). When I no longer hear of little children forced into marriage with old men. When I no longer hear of children being circumcised and their wails of agony. When I no longer see little girls as young as 3 being forced into hijab and niqab and sexualised from such an early age and taught their feminity is repulsive. I will be quiet when I forget seeing a video of a 12 year old boy bound in chains being beheaded slowly by Muslim men, this is found in 8:12.
When I no longer read accounts of 5 year old girls being mutilated to preserve her future chastity. No longer having to read about how she will get no pleasure from sex , how she will get infections for the rest of her life, most likely die in childbirth. And for those that say it’s unislamic :
* The Shafi’i school considers female circumcision to be wajib (obligatory).
* The Hanbali school considers female circumcision to be makrumah (honorable) and strongly encouraged, to obligatory.
* The Maliki school considers female circumcision to be sunnah (optional) and preferred.
* The Hanafi school considers female circumcision to be sunnah (preferred).
I will shut up about Islam when I forget seeing the bruises and blood on my stepmothers body. I will shut up about Islam when I no longer see wives getting beat (4:34). In public. I will shut up when I no longer hear of women being oppressed, stoned, honour killed. When patriarchal cultures diminish. When I no longer see women forced into niqabs , slaves. When women are no longer viewed as inferior in your religion. When stoning , whipping, amputation and torture in the name of Islam and Allah is no more.
I will shut up about Islam when it no longer poses a threat to humanity and civilisation. When there are no more attacks, no more new terror groups developing after being birthed in a womb of indoctrination and nurtured on hate. When we are no longer branded ‘kuffars, infidels , disbelievers’. When other people of faith can freely practice in Muslim majority countries and communities without being subjected to abuse and harm or jizya. I will shut up about Islam when it stops attempting to implement its claim to supremacy. I will shut up about Islam when the claim for sharia law stops.
I will shut up about Islam when apologists blindly stop defending it and take a real look at Islam. When females aren’t beaten an inch of their lives for showing skin. When they can study and go to school. When boys are no longer circumcised as babies. When child marriage is seen as something disgusting and a abhorrent thing from the past. When girls are stopped being enslaved by make guardians in every aspect. I will shut up about Islam when I no longer see pregnant mothers fasting in Ramadan , without hearing about people hacked to death in Ramadan for being secular.
I will shut up about Islam when crimes stop occurring in the name of Allah. When people admit these have some real justification in Islam, and that it is not a religion of peace in the slightest. When we are stopped being painted as islamophobes. It’s not Islamophobic when the religion wants you dead and to burn in eternal hell. I will shut up about Islam when there is no genetically deformed babies from cousin marriage. I will shut my mouth about Islam when it stops painting non Muslims as demons and forbids friendships from other faiths.
I will shut up about Islam when it no longer calls for antisemitism and when it respects other faiths. When it stops condemning people to eternal hellfire. When it violates numerous human rights and allows sexual slavery (33:50, 4:24). I will be quiet about Islam when there is no longer the option as convert, submit or die. When there are no more acts of terror committed in its name.
I may be a small, lone voice. But I am strong in my convictions and I know many others think the same as me. Islam is not a religion of peace. And I am not a bigot or islamophobe for admitting this. The truth.