Dear Ali Sina,
I was inspired to write my brief testimony after
reading the testimony written by my brother Sahid.
I left Islam quite instinctively without reading any books or articles on
Islam. Islam hindered me and prevented me from achieving my full
potential. I had no choice but to leave Islam.
Your reply to my brother inspired me to create a
slogan. It goes like this “Leave Islam and come back to your roots and
your culture”. Before Islam,
was full of Jews, Christians and pagans. Life was not easy and wars were
often fought. But it was something usual at that time. Islam destroyed
that balance in
Today non-Muslims are not allowed into certain
religious parts of
but it is not an Arab character. Arabs used to be good hosts but Islam
brainwashed them and took away their hospitality. Without Islam Arab
countries could become multicultural and modern societies. But Islam
changed our history.
When I was 22 I told my father that I didn’t want
to stay in
. He was angry but I had already got into many problems and I really had
to leave SA. He gave his permission and today I am in
I didn’t have higher education and I couldn’t
find a job but with the assistance of human rights organizations I became
a translator from Arabic into Swedish. Now I have my own translation
I am not a Muslim woman but I am an Arab woman. I
came back to the culture of my forefathers. I hope Arabs will become Arabs
again and all people will be able to enjoy Arabic architecture in
(Arabic, not Muslim architecture).
Thank you for enlightening my brother!
The real name is changed to Munira because I
thought she may want to visit S.A. one day and this testimony may cause
her problems. I chose the pen name Munira for her because she was born