People who have left Islam or other dissidents from totalitarianism. Responses to dissidents.
"Take your Islam and go!"
This is much more powerful than the already powerful "Death to the dictator!" Of course, it also implies death to dictatorship, yet nothing can be more direct and unequivocal than "Take your Islam and go!" It is not our Islam, we don't want it, and we don't want those who want it! GO!
The ex-Muslim activist trap
Ultimately, ex-Muslim hatred of non-Muslim scholars of Islam comes down to a combination of envy and fear of being eclipsed. After all, such scholars, mostly academics, are highly educated and highly read, while most ex-Muslims are stunted from their experience under Islam.
"Four Horsemen and a Wonderful Apostate"
There is a lacuna in Islam critique that stems directly from political correctness, Western misconceptions about Muslims and good old-fashioned spinelessness: critique of Muslims as people. Islam cannot be properly understood while it is maintained that Muslims as people must never be criticised.
"I've come to collect my Bachelor's degree."
"Here, have a diploma, instead." A sudden law change about university degrees sets off something the Chinese government did not expect. Why don't Chinese people rise up? They do! Only to be met with the most brutal of punishments. With thanks to laowhy86.
The hornet’s nest of freedom of religion: Reply to Mateen Elass
The right to religion is a shaky historic compromise between two epochs in human social evolution: dependent subordination and individual autonomy. By attacking secularism, religious freedom subsumes itself into freedom of thought, of expression, and of association—no longer anything special.
One kills a pig not by cutting its jugular, as was done with sheep at our mosque. Instead, four strong men force the fighting, squealing pig onto its back and hold it by the legs, while a fifth man pushes a metal rod through its heart, finally ending its life. A pig didn’t submit, like a sheep.