I am a proud EX Muslim; & a Thankful Iranian-American.


by Faramarz_Fateh

Religion, organized or otherwise, at the hands of men has been nothing but a source of mass killings, death, misery, corruption and hypocracy.  The most destructive and corrupt religions in the history have been Christianity and Islam.

Christians have done and still do their misdeeds in suits and ties and Muslims do it in Abaa and Ammameh.  Over the years though, majority of Christians have come to realize that barbaric rituals and forceful oppression don't have a place in today's society.  And this majority to a great extent has accepted and is practicing the "live and let live" motto.

No so for Islam.  It is still practiced by force and oppression.  I do not know of a single Muslim country I would want to live in or raise a family in; especially if I had daughters.  People in MOST Muslim countries always live in fear.  Not just the religous minorities, but Muslims too.  Examples are people being on the edge for being arrested;  unmarried men and women in public, weddings, parties, use of satellites, rock and pop music, selecting names for kids, not wearing hejab and 10,000 other things.

At age 17, I renounced Islam and around age 37 or so, I renounced all religions.  I believe an educated individual can be spiritual and can be a decent creature of God without any intermediaries.

Thank God for the country of United States where people of all corners of the world come to, live and prosper and live in relative peace and harmony with others.

Since I denounced Islam and religion, my life has become fuller, more meaningful and life and after life make sense to me.  The extent of my help and contribution to organizations such as the Red Cross, American Cancer society, UNICEF and even humanitarian projets in Africa have increase substantially (from basically zero).  Not being associated with Islam has brought peace to me and has made me a better human being.

Finally, thank God for a country like the U.S. so us Iranian-Americans have a place like  Iranian.com to FREELY exchange ideas and thoughts.



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Faramarz, I'm glad you think that you are a better person...

by Ostaad on

now that you have denounced Eslam - I'm sure Eslam will never recover from such a big loss.

I just want to know that I do respect your decision. Also I'd like you to know that In my humble opinion those who renounce or denounce Eslam when they reach the mature age of around 17, have been raised in "khosheh mazhabi" families, otherwise knows as "jaa namaaz aabkesh haa".  The khoshkeh mazhabs adhere to displaying all kinds of Eslami rituals without the compassion, humanity and love that some of us, who were raised in more freedom-loving and humane Mosalmaan families, have experienced. I certainly grew up in a live-and-let-live Mosalmaan family, the kind that you may not know about unfortunately.

Your post begs the following questions:

  1. What stops you, or any Mosalmaan, from joining the UNICEF, help the Africans and cancer patients? I know many many Mosalmaans who are doing exactly that and more.
  2. When are you going to add to the list of "improvements" you've experienced after denouncing, or renouncing, Eslam by stopping to be a rabid bigot? 

The last question is also addressed to your "hamfekraan" too.

Ali P.

Well, well, well....

by Ali P. on

I see all the moshreks and molheds and kaafars are all here :-)


It has been reported that once, in a fancy party, some high class British lady, asked Lord Bertrand Russell :" Sir, what  would you say, after all you have wriiten in his denial, if you died and suddenly found yourself confronted by God?" 

The famed atheist replied:" My dear lady, I would just say to him: Not enough evidence, God, not enough evidence."

He had thought of this answer, just in case.

Now, you all need to have an answer ready, if case, all these 'Islamic religious teachings' were to come true.

 Can you imagine the look on FF's, jimzbund's, Sohraby's face, when on ghyaamat, all of a sudden, come face to  face with Ali , Omar, Hossein and Emam Zamaan and their swords??



Ali P.


Mr. Fateh

by Takavar on

I agree with everything you wrote.  It was nice to read your blog.


Thanks Faramarz jan

by Sohraby on

This was a fair, measured and well-thought blog.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Khomeini's Tozihol-Masael: anyone who leaves Islam must be ...

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on


How can the Mouth-Prostitutes of Islam justify this? They claim to be freedom fighters, but don't allow freedom of faith to their own people?!


Thankful to America

by masoudA on

I am especialy proud of you Faramarz, for bringing that up.   As Iranian Americans, no matter what our politics are - we must be thankful to America for giving us a home and an oppotunity to prosper. 

Maryam Hojjat

I am proud of IRANIANS!

by Maryam Hojjat on

who think like you, believe like you and agree with you. I am one of them.

Payandeh IRAN & Iranians



Kudos to thee !

by Badi19 on

You are great. You are like Baha'u'llah a proud EX Muslim; & a Thankful Iranian-American. Now its time for you to start a 'New Religion' !

Louie Louie


by Louie Louie on


Lynn Wong Abdullah

Good on ya!

by Lynn Wong Abdullah on

Totally agree!


free indeed

by jimzbund on

My choss mesghal belief in Islam evaporated long time ago when started reading books by Dashti, kasravi and others and beautiful programs by fooladvand and Moshiri. Muslims belong to the biggest cult in the world which rules through fear and suppression. Just be careful as an exMuslim you are a mortad and liable to death ( No Compulsion in religion !!! ).

pirooz baashi


Bund, Jimz Bund


Thank you Mr. Rusta

by Faramarz_Fateh on

I think denounce would clearly indicate my feelings.  But perhaps renounce doesn't give the impression that I suffer from dilusions of grandure. ie. who and I to denounce anything.


Farah Rusta

Did you "renounce" or did you "denounce" Islam?

by Farah Rusta on

You have used both terms and I wonder if you meant it. There is a distinct difference between the two. The former is rather benevolent but the latter is definitely malevolent.





by Afshin_Afshar on



Now give up God

by fozolie on

and you shall be complete. 

Mr. Fozolie