Muhammad Syed Joins us on the "Mythicist Milwaukee Show"
Muhammad Syed is the Executive Director of The Ex-Muslims of North America. The Ex- Muslims of North America is an organization dedicated to supporting and helping ex-Muslims build a community and provide a sense of solidarity in North America.
Many of their members are people who have had to remain ‘in the closet’ about their lack of belief in Islam. This is due to the dehumanizing effects of the apostasy taboo that much of Islamic scriptures, scholars and communities have often imposed upon those who cannot make themselves believe in Islam. To preserve their members’ safety, their group’s purpose is not primarily focused on public advocacy, although they will do their best to support and assist those members who are able to publicly advocate for ex-Muslims.
While The Ex-Muslims of North America denounce the bigotry of those who promote their racist and xenophobic ideas under the guise of criticizing Muslims, they also denounce the cultural and moral relativism of those who propagate the idea that all people of Muslim backgrounds are the same and want to follow Islam, and that Islam is somehow less capable of being scrutinized than other belief systems.