How to Combat Islamic Extremism w/ Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

 

 

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is an Iraqi born writer, computer geek and a Human rights activist.. He is an advocate for Secularism, human rights and the free market of ideas.

Faisal is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement: and Secular Post. 

He has written in many different publications including the Huffington Post, The Humanist, Free Inquiry Magazine, The National Post in Canada, Big Think, The Richard Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science, Secular World, Secular Nation Magazine and many others.

He spoke at venues and conferences such as Google, Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the American Humanist Association. He is on the speaker’s bureau of Center for Inquiry and Secular Student Alliance in the United States.

He is on the editorial board of Applied Sentience, which is a multi-university project, and platform for the next generation of Humanist & Secular thinkers and activists, their mission is to find beauty in the world and explore how to live in it. 
Applied Sentience works in cooperation with all six university Humanist chaplaincies and Communities: Harvard, Yale, American, Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford.

We hooked up with Faisal in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was giving a lecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison for the Freethought Festival 5. He sat down with us for a very intimate interview that covers how and why he became a secular advocate and activist. Faisal has a very powerful story and is an inspiration to many in the secular community. We covered many important topics that surround current global religious and political issues. What does Faisal think about Muslim immigrants to the west? How can Islamic extremism be combated? What did Iraq look like in 1960? We discuss all of this and much more. Don’t miss this interview!