This is a continuation of a series:
- Our existence is an offense to moderate Muslims!
- Why do English nonmuslims treat English muslims so badly?
- Why nonmuslims treat muslims so badly?
- Why do nonmulims mistreat muslims so much?
- Post Modernism (later part of this article only)
Please see from 1 hour, 3 minutes in. Nonmuslims treat atheist muslims horrendously; calling them Islamaphobes, racist, sectarian, bigoted, xenophobic, angry, intolerant, emotional. Atheist muslims are also accused by nonmuslims of generalizing their anecdotal experience and not knowing Islam–even if they have heavily studied the Koran, six Hadiths, Sura, Islamic jurisprudence and Islamic theology. Almost always the nonmuslims attacking atheist muslims know almost nothing about Islam.
Stephanie Tessier–a muslim who started becoming atheist circa 2009–was treated worse by nonmuslims in Canada than by liberal Canadian muslims. This appears to be a common experience. Obviously atheist muslims are attacked as apostates by Islamists and conservative orthodox muslims. Apostates are often given capital punishment under most interpretations of Sharia; and are killed around the world on a daily basis. Reform, liberal Sunnis, twelvers, sixers, fivers, Sufi Sunnis, Ahmedis are similarly often killed as apostates. Perhaps for this reason while liberal Sunnis and minority muslims might not agree with atheism; they understand the suffering and death threats that atheist muslims live under and are more empathetic to atheist muslims than nonmuslims.
Stephanie Tessier now calls herself an ex-muslim. She extensively studied the Koran, Hadiths, Sura and muslim theologians to the point that she was regarded as a subject matter expert by her extended family, friends and mosque congregation. She had a crisis of faith as she tried and failed to explain away Koranic verses allowing muslim men to buy and use female sexual slaves against the will of their female slaves. She also tried and failed to explain away Koranic verses on homosexuality. When she was beginning her crisis of faith and began flirting with some atheist ideas in 2009; she was tricked by her husband to travel to Libya and her two daughters were taken away from her. Her loving good husband wanted to make sure the two daughters didn’t go to hell because they were raised by an atheist. He said it was far better that the two daughters were raped and murdered in Libya versus fall into eternal damnation. Under Shariah woman have almost no rights to children over the age of five or six in the event of a disagreement with her husband. Her gradual conversion to being a rationalist muslim with humanist, agnostic or atheistic leanings in 2009 cost Stephanie immensely.
My personal view is that atheism has almost nothing to do with how religious and spiritual someone is. An atheist person can be very religious and spiritual. And virtue signaling “very religious” fake can be very irreligious, nonspiritual, nonvirtuous and have a dry heart. Treating all atheist with the deepest of respect, reverence and love enhances religion and spirituality.