I received a surprising e-mail by an exiled Iranian activist. It is the annual Parsi New Year, Norooz, a celebration of the more than 1400 years enduring civil disobedience against Islamic Imperialism. The email, a call for a petition included, is like a New Year's Resolution offered to those Iranians, Asians, North Africans, Palestinians, Europeans etc. who still are enslaved or voluntarily submissive to Islam to reconsider. I had been an atheist since I was legally still a child, so I am proud to be able to proclaim that even born into a country invaded and subdued by Islamic Imperialism, one can, with little help from short windows of secularism, breathe the fresh air of freedom and liberal secularism. Now, we are a minority, surely, but good that we are steadfast and annoyingly insistant in defying our past generations' submission to Islamic Imperialists and their totalitarian, paedophile and otherwise inhuman doctrines, traditions, so-called sharia laws etc.
Please, feel free to check out the website, who's advocating it and sign or get even more active than just sign a petition: think and act upon it, please.
It is all new to me, this specific new secular Iranian and hopefully international movement, so I am going to check it out, but please do your own homework, too, and at least towards your own family, friends and neighbourhood, go public with your opposition to Islamic Imperialism and the violent and inhuman system of torture called Islam.
Pedram Kazemi-Esfarjani, secular, liberal activist - atheist, too.
PROCLMINATION TO ABANDON ISLAM
We, the people of Iran and the world, regardless of our origins and beliefs, have come to the realization that it is not possible for a person to be a Muslim and live by the standards of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We hold Islam in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, by invading other lands, enslaving people, destroying their heritage and their way of life. We find Islam guilty of pursuing a multi-front attack, even to this day, on much of what is sacred to all civilized people. We consider Islam responsible for 1400 years of atrocities committed against the Iranian people and much of the Islamic world. We believe that Islam is the root of our problem therefore it must be abandoned.