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Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Agnosticism, Atheism, Books | 27 comments

I can’t get an Ex-Muslim contributor for the life of me!

I am co-editing a book of deconversion accounts, recounting personal experiences of leaving religion. We have a good number of excellent ex-Christian contributions, but I can’t seem to find anyone willing to commit to a chapter/account from an ex-Muslim perspective. Here are some details for the book:

Beyond an Absence of Faith

Can anyone help? I have contacted various councils of ex-Muslims, tweeted and hit the Reddit group. Any other ideas?

Beyond an Absence of Faith 2

  • http://www.synapses.co.za/ Jacques Rousseau

    Tauriq Moosa might be interested. He’s a friend, so I can ask on your behalf if you like, otherwise find him at http://freethoughtblogs.com/indelible/ or @tauriqmoosa

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      JR – if you could say something, then I’ll drop him a line, that would be awesome.

      Thanks mate.

  • http://de-avanzada.blogspot.com/ Ðavid A. Osorio S

    Or own No Cross No Crescent?

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Damnations! What a fool is me.

    • NoCrossNoCrescent

      I will happily contribute, but let me explain one point: I am considered particularly virulent, even among my ex-Muslim friends. Many of them at least to some extent identify with Islam (if only culturally) and/or feel nostalgic about it. I don’t.

      • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

        the important thing is the personal story, especially from a psychological and social point of view.

        • NoCrossNoCrescent

          OK, you asked for it!

          • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

            When can you get it done by do you reckon?

          • NoCrossNoCrescent

            Working on it already. Shouldn’t take very long.

          • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

            you, sir, are a leg end.

      • http://de-avanzada.blogspot.com/ Ðavid A. Osorio S

        You make it sound like it’s a bad thing

  • fsda

    I’ll post this to the ex Muslim forum on Reddit. There are bound to be a few volunteers.

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Thanks. Though I did post a text post there myself.

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Is it you who posts mine to Reddit? I have so much to thank you for!

    • fsda

      Yeah, I usually post your stuff to Reddit. I should be thanking you since I think it’s so good that it should be read by more people!

  • Iriia

    Myself along with a many of my exmuslim network in malaysia (even pakistan and europe), can and probably will be more than willing to help out.
    Let me know if you’re interested

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Hi there,

      I am looking to get a couple of ex-Muslim accounts of deconversion. They can be anonymous or not; that is up to you. Basically, I am looking for the personal and social journeys recounting a loss of faith; how it happened and what impact it had, and where you find yourself now, as a result. Anything around 3-5000 words. Is that anything you can do?

      The book will be released on my own Onus Books imprint, a sceptical publishing house (very small). Any contribution would be voluntary, due to number of contributors. It should act as a cathartic process in getting out a VERY necessary voice. Hope you can help!

      Thanks

      Jonathan MS Pearce

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Are you female? That would be great as we need a female ex Muslim voice.

  • humanistca

    I found your link on the ex-muslim forums and would be very interested in contributing my own personal story, how would I go about contacting you?

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Hi humanistica, shoot me an email through the contact page at the top of the page here. I potentially have enough offers, unless you are a woman, in which case, it could be more of a goer. Send me a message anyway to let me know a little about yourself.

  • http://youngliterature.tumblr.com ⭕️❌HYPE❌⭕️

    I’m in, contact me on my twitter :)

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Hi there, hang fire a sec as I have a few now – if ny drop out, I will contact you. Thanks for offering

  • mia

    do i need to be an out of the closet ex-muslim?

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      No, but I need a woman Muslim if possible. A still in the closet sounds fascinating, and obviously very sad too. Contact me through the contact page above.

  • http://www.atheismandthecity.com/ The Thinker

    There’s an Ex-Muslim Secular Activist named Kacem El Ghazzali. Check out Ghazzali’s blog here: http://atheistica.com.

    Maybe you can track him down.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlsCpNq9WhA

    • http://www.skepticink.com/tippling/ Jonathan MS Pearce

      Thanks mate!