Personal stories of freethinkers
Leaving Bangladesh was the first hurdle for Shadhin, finding ways to stay safe elsewhere is the second.
14 mn read “I get constant threats from the jihadis on the phone/social media. I’m hiding from them all these years. What if they get to know my location because those people whom we used to trust are even against us now. I’m sick of dealing with them already. I can’t take all these stresses anymore. It has been ongoing for five years now. I am living without freedom and peace and I need to leave this place as soon as possible.”
3 mn read He’s worked very hard and is almost there to finish his education to become a midwife at the Kagando School of nursing. An exam is all that stands in the way between Nahabwe Moses from Uganda and his much-desired diploma. With this diploma, a whole new world will open for him as he can get […]
4 mn read Dolly Sarkasmo (an alias for her own safety) is a lesbian Ex-Muslim from Egypt. She is an activist, working to secure a better future for LGBTQ people in the middle east. Recently she was able to flee to Georgia in eastern Europe where she awaits her asylum procedure. Now she needs our help to survive […]
Secular news from around the world
2 mn read Hesham Fouad Ahmed (Hesham El Masry), is an Egyptian Atheist blogger. After a religious discourse with a Sheikh from Al-Azhar (Ahmed Karima) on YouTube, Ahmed Karima cursed Hesham and then withdrew from the discussion. Then the Sheikh took advantage of his connections to press the national security to apprehend Hesham and the owner of the […]
2 mn read The Iranian regime is trying to silence the brave singer “Shervin Hajipour” so I decided to share his song which is such a nice song with you to stand by his side…Please share his song and be his voice… Lyrics in English For dancing in the street, for being afraid, for kissing time, for my […]
3 mn read The misbehavior and crimes of the Taliban against women have increased sharply in the last few months. This Islamist terrorist group has subjected women and girls to violence in the different regions of Afghanistan. Among these women are those who have been arrested for protesting the regime since the fall of Kabul. A number of […]
Opinions and columns of our community members
5 mn read India witnessed enormous bloodshed when it was partitioned in 1947 into two independent nations: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. The partition was along communal lines with millions of Muslims from India migrating to Pakistan and millions of Hindus from Pakistan coming to India. Undivided India had a 24% Muslim population which fell to 10% after […]
3 mn read Soroush Hichkas is a brave rapper who has stood up for the people of Iran when the revolution began. He has been threatened by the regime. And as we all heard about Toomaj Salehi, the regime doesn’t really care about humanity and won’t allow any kind of criticism. I believe that these songs can teach […]
2 mn read Nowadays protests in iran have made history in the world and have thought lessons of bravery(and courage) and freedom to the world. No revolution comes without blood… As a boy raised in iran, I have seen death over and over again. My goal in life has been to as kind, generous and to be the […]
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The Secular Underground Network connects freethinkers, humanists, atheists and liberal minds from all over the world. We offer every freethinker a platform as an open channel to ventilate opinions, news and ideas.
Some of our community members are excluded, harassed, molested or threatened for their (dis)beliefs. As a global support network we help them with information, connections, practical support and if necessary funding.
How SUN saves lives
The Secular Underground Network connects freethinkers, humanists, atheists and everyone that believes in freedom of thought. Some of our members experience exclusion from their family and friends, some get threats or are imprisoned for what they believe. Besides sharing stories and news, we intend to support these people financially. Currently we are helping:
- a Pakistan family where the father is imprisoned for blasphemy
- several Afghan atheists who are living in the shade to prevent being persecuted by the Taliban
- a Somali family that was able to flee the country but needs to build up a life
- an Indonesian couple that is expelled from the family and jobs because they left religion.
- a young, black, gay man in Yemen, that suffers from medical issues, harassment and discrimination.
With more regular donors we can help more people to survive and build up a future in freedom.