An atheist convention in the Middle East!

In the only country in the Middle East free enough to hold one:  Israel!!!

Contrast this with Egypt’s new Constitution:  No God-given right to atheism in Egypt

“The constitution defines Egyptians as Muslims and Christians. This alienates anyone else who does not fit into these categories,” a 24-year-old teacher who describes himself as a “secular humanist” says. 

While some Islamists widely attack liberals and Christians, describing them as “infidels” (some even going as far as justifying their killing), nonbelievers are not even acknowledged, let alone guaranteed rights in an Islamist Egypt. 

“The Egyptian people are religious by nature, and there are no atheists,” said Yusuf al-Qaradawi, one of the most prominent Islamic scholars, if not the most, a few days ago.

Indeed, the only place in the Middle East where one can openly say they subscribe to reason over mythology is in Israel.

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Free Thinking Film Society: Majed El Shafie’s “Freedom Fighter”

From Free Thinking Film Society:

Don’t Miss This Important Book Launch!

Majed El Shafie’s “Freedom Fighter”

Monday, January 21st, 2013, 7 PM
Reverend Majed El Shafie’s launch of his new book “Freedom Fighter”
Library & Archives Canada
395 Wellington, Ottawa
Main Auditorium
Admission:  $15 (Reception to follow book launch and Q&A)
Tickets available at the door

“I am pleased to commend Freedom Fighter and the work of all who continue to fight for justice for the oppressed.”
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

Majed El Shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity.  His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail.  Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse – because her family would not convert to Islam.

Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed.  Millions of families are praying for help.  They are suffering daily in China, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, and many other countries solely because of their beliefs.

Freedom Fighter is Reverend El Shafie’s outreach – it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens.

Please join us for this important book launch.


Fred Litwin

About Reverend Majed El Shafie
Majed El Shafie was born in Egypt to a prominent Muslim family of judges and lawyers.  After his conversion to Christianity, he experienced torture and a death sentence, prompting him to establish One Free World International, a human rights organization committed to religious freedom.  Reverend El Shafie lives in Canada and continually pressures governments and challenges spiritual leaders on behalf of persecuted people worldwide.  Please visit

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