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An Iranian researcher, writer, and teacher who is an ex-Muslim atheist currently living in one of the theocracies in the world, Iran. Interested in literature, philosophy, and political sciences, especially International Relations. A pragmatic liberal and a reformist with values that some might consider revolutionary.
I’m In a Book!
Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m pleased and honored to announce that I have contributed one article to the book Not Seeing God: Atheism in the 21st Century, edited by my friend and fantastic skeptic Jonathan MS Pearce of A Tippling Philosopher. This is what the book is about, according to Pearce: There are some 24 writers from the ranks of […]
My Deconversion Was Colored By a Sense of Betrayal
Reading Time: 3 minutes When you deconvert as a member of a deeply religious society, betrayal is the main feeling you associate with the process.
Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Laureate Who Defies Borders
Reading Time: 3 minutes Kazuo Ishiguro is a great and deserving author who transcends our arbitrary cultural and literary boundaries, thus deserving of his Nobel.
Hassan Rouhani Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
Reading Time: 3 minutes Rouhani deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Iran deal and a lifetime of advocating for diplomacy in Iranian politics.
How to Use Nobel Prize to Improve Your Reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes A literary prize serves two possible purposes for someone like me, who’s a lover of literature. First, it can help you find out new authors/books you should read. Second, it can make you feel good when your favorite author wins a prize. Since I have begun following the Nobel Prize in Literature seriously (which was […]
Honoring the Truth Begins at Home
Reading Time: 2 minutes A number of days ago, I asked the readers of this to sign a “Pro-Truth Pledge”, one that I had also signed. I gave you my reasons for signing the pledge, which included a broad commitment to the truth and critical thinking. That is a commitment I still find worthy. Of course, you might say […]
Looking Back at President Bernie Sanders, Six Months Into His Tenure
Reading Time: 9 minutes President Bernie Sanders narrowly won election in 2016. And now, six months in, we look back and see what he has accomplished so far.
Check Out My Appearance on Recovering from Religion Podcast About Islam
Reading Time: < 1 minute Episode 22 of Recovering from Religion podcast, hosted by Emily Karp and Scott Smith is out, and I make a cameo! The podcast begins with a long interview with Adam Wadi, a closeted ex-Muslim who has written the book Atheism For Muslims: A Guide to Questioning Islam, Religion and God for a Better Future. His interview is very […]
Iranians Use Twitter to Voice Support for Rouhani after Tensions
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the elected and unelected sectors of the Iranian regime are locked in an unprecedented open tension, Iranians use social media to voice their support for the president.