Abdullah Sameer

078 – Interview With Ex-Jehovah’s Witness Jennifer on Women In Religion, Psychedelics and Healing 🍄

Jennifer was a Jehovah’s Witness for over 20 years and is speaking out against the organization after leaving. Her focus is on women’s experiences and healing after leaving high control patriarchal religion. We will be discussing psychedelics as well.

Jennifer’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM_1xV-4FIypF-9cMqC9-Zw

Jennifer’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/notyourvessel

YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/q45UBEgeKLA

077 – Interview with Ex-Fundamentalist Christian Tim

Tim is originally from Seattle, Washington, where he was raised in poverty in the very conservative and extremist Independent Fundamental Baptist sect of protestant Christianity. Due to the fundamentalist sect he had no formal education at all, and was almost entirely self-taught. He left home and the religion at the age of 17, and worked to educate himself, and obtained his GED secondary school qualifications, joined the Navy and later obtained his BA in International Affairs and Political Science. He lived for about ten years in Japan, and learned Japanese as well, and is currently in the American Midwest.

073 – Circus of Islam Part 2 With Veedu Vidz | The Two Abdullahs Call-In Show

Circus of Islam Part 2 With  @Veedu Vidz  | The Two Abdullahs Call-In Show http://abdullahsameer.com/two-abdullahs

072 – Interview with Pashtun Exmuslim Sophia

I’m interviewing Sophia, a young Exmuslim woman from a conservative Deobandi/Salafi background who left Islam and escaped due to life threatening circumstances as a result of apostasy.

Her blog: https://sufiazadi.wordpress.com/

Her Twitter: https://twitter.com/amethystlyy

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071 – Circus of Islam

Discussing the hilarious and ridiculous things you find in Islam.

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070 – Exmuslim Drama

Coming back to the scene after my channel strike, responding to Muslims accusing me of supporting violence, and then Intro and John

Original: https://youtu.be/BND6bV8LHPk
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065 – Should Exmuslims Criticize Hinduism or Stick to Islam?

A discussion with ex-Muslim Hindu YouTuber @Farhan Qureshi  , ex-Muslim YouTuber @IntrovertedSmiles  , Mukunda of Meru Media (Hindu) to discuss bashing of Hinduism and was it appropriate.

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0:00 Introductions.
1:02 Abdullah’s understanding of Hinduism.
4:10 Farhan’s recap of the sexy kali controversy.
5:05 Mukunda’s recap of the controversy- is it free speech vs religion? Should you comment on issues if not well informed?
7:38 Farhan’s take on the controversy.
10:42 IntrovertedSmiles’s message to Hindus on how to react to controversy.
11:11 Differentiating between Hinduism and Hindutva and cautioning against lumping them together.
11:43 tribalism, Mukunda’s message on how to respond to people exercising free speech
12:30 Hindus drawing parallels between the sex Kali controversy and the BLM movement.
13:17 How the Hindus might be perceiving the controversy (applying historical context)
14:36 Farhan’s response to this charge.
17:13 Hinduism should not be granted special treatment or exempted from criticism and mockery
17:51 Quranic verse regarding ridiculing other idols, Mohammad desecrating idols and temples of other religions.
19:40 worldview that created modern atheism and how it is different from the open atheism in Hindu texts and traditions.
23:37 Ask for help from people who are well versed in a given text/subject. Abdullah shares an anecdote on quoting a portion of the Verda and what he learned from the experience.
25:33 What is the relationship between Hindus and their religious texts? Are the texts divinely inspired?
26:16 Farhan’s response (both from a personal and traditional perspective )
27:32 Mukunda’s response (different schools of thought and tradition in Hinduism including atheism)
31:00 currently there is no room for questioning people and skeptics in Islam although some regions are showing openness towards secularism.
33:40 How should people bypass the “reactionaries” when blaspheming against Hindu gods?
35:40 Why should Hinduism be granted the chance to explain context before people can criticize it?
39:16 How the free speech spaces are different for people in the west compared to Indians in India.
40:10 Thought process for blaspheming (Armin’s reasoning)
42:25 Was it okay to post the photo of the goddess Kali?
42:45 Farhan’s response (Silent majority vs reactionaries)
44:01 Proportionality in the response by the Hindus
44:50 Mukunda’s response
46:34 Why are Hindus largely for the desecration of the Quran but not their gods?
48:14 Is it just tribalism or there is more to the Hindu response? (Anti-muslim sentiments)
50:16 Can we make an equivalence of Hindutva and Islams or Salafism? (conservatism and nationalism)
53:12 Blasphemy and Free speech in India (court cases against Armin)
56:03 Article 295 (Anti-religious sentiment law in India)
57:48 Should we be worried by the online response or should we count on the silent majority for the safety of blasphemers.
1:01:25 Are Hindus offended by the blasphemer’s identity more than the intent of the person? (historical context).
1:04:01 Why cling on to the past? ( Ultranationalist sentiments)
1:05:36 How the current civil/ family law structuring might be contributing to the animus between Hindus and Muslims.
1:07:53 Context in which desecrating the Quran and blasphemy is a better form of protest
1:11:36 Farhan’s perspective on desecrating the Quran.
1:12:44 Creating spaces for reasonable criticism.
1:15:55 Farhan’s response to the argument of creating safe spaces for more criticism
1:19:37 Mukunda’s response
1:22:37 How this controversy exposed people’s bigotry
1:26:33 The need for “western type” of secularism in India, a brief history of Indian secularism.
1:28:42 Indian heritage inherently Hindu and hence the need to consider this as a historical aspect.
1:30:39 Announcements and guest youtube channel details.
1:33:55 Beef ban in India.
1:37:05 Antimuslim bigotry towards Uyghurs
1:40:43 Would you like to live in a Sharia state or under CCP?
1:41:20 What Darshanas are followed by Farhan and Mukunda?
1:42:30 Mukunda’s final remarks
1:42:45 IntrovertedSmiles final remarks
1:43:36 Farhan’s final remarks
1:44:30 Abdullah’s final remarks.

064 – Interview with Exmuslim Rosse (Fatally Honest) from Singapore

I interview Singapore exmuslim Rosse (Fatally Honest) on coming out to her parents, taking off hijab, leaving Islam, and her apostasy.

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063 – Interview with Exmuslim John DelVento Part 2

I interviewed John for the second time now. We spoke on a wide range of topics including Christianity vs Islam, his journey to Pakistan, bashing religion, the positive parts of Islam vs the negative parts, the bad things America has done, banning hijab, bigotry against Muslims, the Islamic golden age, Sufism, and the Hindutva who have been attacking us on Twitter online.

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Part 1 was Episode 59 (on Youtube as well)

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062 – DAWAGEDDON – Quran Holes, Qadhi, Hijab, Apostate Prophet, Ali Dawah, Farid Leaks and More!

DAWAGEDDON – Quran Holes, Qadhi, Hijab, Apostate Prophet, Ali Dawah, Farid Leaks, Sweden, Burning Quran and more

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061 – Muslim Diversity, History and Academics with Khalil Andani

Khalil Andani is an academic in the field of Islamic Studies. He holds prior degrees in Mathematics and Accounting and has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School. Currently he is an advanced PhD Candidate in Islamic studies at Harvard and specializes in Quranic Studies, the intellectual history of Islamic Philosophy, and Ismailism. I have invited him here to have a discussion about the academic study of Islam, the history of the Quran, and the internal diversity of Islam through history.

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060 – Khalil’s journey from Islam

Khalil is the son of two Islamic converts. He is an African-American that left Islam about a decade ago. He’s had quite the journey, spent some years in Saudi as a teenager and even spent time studying Arabic in Medinah. He’s been quiet about his story thus far and this is the first time he’s coming on camera to speak about his journey and reflect on the movement. His story is really interesting and he shares some apt reflections on Islam.

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059 – Interview with Former Muslim Convert Yahya (John)

I interview former Muslim convert Yahya on his journey into and out of Islam. Yahya works in the music industry and has a really interesting story of how he converted to Islam and eventually left it. He speaks about how Islam appealed to him as a Christian and how he ended up in the Pakistani Sufi community. He speaks really fairly, giving reasons why Islam appealed to him as a Christian and how he ended up in the Pakistani Sufi community as well as his disillusionment and the problems he saw within. Was definitely one of the most interesting conversations to date!

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