I am the founder of faithfreedom.org, a site created to stop the spread of Islam.
Since childhood, injustice harrowed my soul. I became vegan because cruelty pains me. Scenes of cruelty affect me profoundly. They still do, as they did when I was a child. Many young people react to injustice by becoming revolutionaries. They choose violent means to combat injustice and hence bring more injustice and violence to the world. I prayed to become an instrument of peace. To bring love where there is hate; understanding, where there is confusion; peace, where there is discord. That was of course all wishful thinking, when I myself was confused, trapped in a bubble of lies.
I pondered upon injustice and I believed it is caused by greed. Later I came to understand a lot of evil is committed, not because of greed, but because of belief in evil doctrines. To quote Blaise Pascal, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.”
When I read the Quran, the whole meaning of Pascal’s words became apparent. It was then that I decided the time for prayer is over and now is time for action. Of course this awakening did not happen overnight. It took me two years of study, inner fight and soul searching. I was taken from denial to shock, and then to guilt and to confusion, to depression and to anger and finally to enlightenment, awakening, forgiveness and inner peace. It was an arduous odyssey, but worth making.
I started writing about my findings on the internet and more enlightened ex-Muslims joined. Our little trickle became a torrent and now we are a movement, bringing about a silent revolution, not with violence and bombs, but through understanding, through explaining the unexplained and through spreading knowledge.
We have helped thousands of Muslims who were filled with hatred of the non-Muslims to discover the fallacy of Islam and join the rest of humanity in amity. My childhood prayer has come true. I have become an instrument of peace and I am not alone. We are now a legion that has risen to demolish the darkness of ignorance with the light of knowledge.
I fight the lies of Islam with truth. A Jewish carpenter once said, truth will set us free. I am after that truth. Truth is not politically correct and it is often unwelcomed. Truth rocks the boat and makes people uncomfortable. But that is nothing compared to what may happen if lies are allowed to flourish. Truth hurts our feelings, but lies kill us. I rather see people live with hurt feelings than die.