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1/ We've seen many posts by Muslims asking why #ExMuslims keep talking about Islam. So we wrote this thread to address the misconceptions around #ExMuslims.

The next time someone asks this question, point them here.

#AMSA #Thread
2/ "You've left Islam, so why keep talking about it? Why not just move on with your life?"

This one is common. The short answer is: many of us would love to move on with our lives. Only we can't because the people around us won't let us
3/ For us in Muslim communities, we're surrounded by Islam.

Our friends are Muslim, our families are Muslim, some of us are even married to Muslims. Coming out means telling people we care about. Depending on the community, we could get ostracized completely or physically harmed
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The idea of taqiyya is used by bigots to recast banal dishonesty into a conspiracy, a doctrine to dominate non-Muslims.
It's an attempt to dehumanize Muslims simply for being a part of the human condition, for having flaws like hypocrisy. /1
Taqqiya itself is a fringe doctrine primarily of Shia Islam. It provides permission to deny ones faith in the face of persecution. It's extremely uncommon for Muslims to have ever even heard of the concept. /2
@SarahTheHaider ran an informal poll among 100+ #exMuslims
a. 75% of them had never heard of the concept from any Muslims sources growing up.
b. 9% of them had heard of it in a Shia context (grew up Shia as a persecuted minority)
c. 15% had heard of it in a Sunni context. /3
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