Kacem El Ghazzali is an Arab blogger who was forced to leave Morocco and move to Switzerland to avoid persecution because of his views. He’s a Deist, but he might as well be an atheist considering what he’s up against. It was a life or death situation for him and staying silent wasn’t an option.
He recently spoke on the show Qarib Jiddan about his plight:
Dr. Amna Nosseir, also interviewed in the video, doesn’t get what he’s up against. She says his family should have just made him repent. She says they didn’t do a good enough job guiding him down the right path.
When the host asks her if he should be prosecuted, she just says, “No… not yet.”
Atheists have a lot to complain about in America, but we can’t forget how good we have it compared to people like Kacem. Unlike us, he and people like Alexander Aan are risking their lives (or jail time) to speak the truth. They don’t have it easy, but because of their bravery, Arabs in the future may be able to pick up from where they leave off.
(Thanks to Max for the link)