Atheists are carving out a space in the Arab world’s narrowly defined religious landscape.

The Arab World’s Rebels Without a God

In Egypt and other Arab countries, the atheism taboo has been broken. Atheists are rebelling against the status quo and demanding to be seen and heard. Sometimes a film can change your life. This is exactly what happened to Alber Saber, but not in the way people usually mean. Little did the young activist suspect […]

Protest For A Secular Tunisia

Atheism in Tunisia: Diverse and Vibrant, Yet Still Taboo

The waiter, who had a remarkable number of piercings, put drops of flower water in our coffee before sprinkling some of the ambrosial-scented liquid on our hands as well. “My grandma used to do this for good luck and for its refreshing scent,’’ the waiter explained before he left. I was sitting in one of downtown Tunis’ […]

Sign announcing the daytime closure of a restaurant during Ramadan

Tunisians Disagree on Fasting and Closure of Cafes During Ramadan

Adult Muslims traditionally fast from dawn until sunset during the month of Ramadan, which begins in Tunisia this year on July 10. Fasting is one of the five pillars, or duties, of Islam that Muslims are obliged to follow. Refraining  from fasting is not only religiously prohibited for Muslims in Tunisia, but is also socially […]