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The birth of the Ex Muslim Community of INDONESIA
by M Iqbal (ex Muslim, member of indonesia.faithfreedom.org)
My name is Iqbal, age 29. I never read the FFI site :
because to a Muslim like me, that site is haram
and needs to be avoided.
I became interested in FFI after I attended a religious debate in Kauman – Jogja (Central Java, Indonesia), last February 27th, 2008. The speaker was a young woman who seemed to be -- not only clever but-- very courageous indeed. Her name is *******
In that debate she was not accompanied by anybody yet had to face 7 main questioners/opponents. Her eyes were fearless, her voice strong and her words concise. The main topic were about the siratul mustaqim
(the straight path) and lakumdinukum waliyadin
(freedom of religion in Islam). She clearly cut down all her opponents with ease on all fronts.
***** left Islam not without a reason. She explained clearly about the folly of Islam, backed by a fluid mastery of Arabic. And interestingly, her questioners carried copies of her debates on indonesia.faithfreedom.org
. Apparently many people have read FFI. IT must be important !
Were I the jury, I would no doubt have given her the highest score. But when the debate finished, she was hackled by shouts like 'SLUT!'
by the audience, an oh so Islamic
When she was accompanied out of the room, I saw her walk with a limp. She was a cripple, I thought. I enquired about where she stayed (in a hotel) and went to that hotel. I was amazed that it had no security. I was even more amazed how easy it was to meet her. Just one call from the receptionist and the fearless ***** appeared at the lobby see me. She is clearly not an introvert and scared type.
We shook hands. I recalled my conversation with this woman from the warrior Batak tribe in her thick local accent.
******* : where r u from, mate ?
Iqbal : From Jogja, ma'am. I just watched your debate.
******* : No, I mean which organisation r u from ? And don't call me ma'am. We do not differ that much in age.
Iqbal : NO ma'am. I'm not from any organisation. Not a journalist either. I just saw you debating, ma'am.
******* : Good ... you Muslim ?
Iqbal : Yes.
******* : U got a bomb on u ? hahahhahahha LOL !... what now ??
We chatted about karl marx, lenin and whatnot. I was right, her knowledge was broad and diverse.
Iqbal : U hate Islam?
******* : Islam, Allah & Muhammad in equal proportions.
Iqbal : why?
******* : U saw the debate, u shld understand by now. Islam is stupidity. a tower of lies. Do u like people who r consistent ? Consistent in all aspects of life ?
Iqbal : Of course, ma'am.
******* : Well, if that's what u expect from people, then u wld expect more from your God and His teachings, no ?
Iqbal : U mean, Allah is not consistent or Islam is not consistent ?
******* : Listen, mate. Islam convinces us that the Al Quran is from Allah, right ? So, the source of that inconsistency is clearly your Allah. And that inconsistency is contained in the Alquran, on which all its teachings are based. Soo.... in the end, they are all inconsistent.
Then I asked about her leg.
Iqbal : Is it true that u were attacked (by Muslims) ?
******* : Look at my legs. I cld walk normally before. This is the effect of them attacking me. But never u mind that. This is not my point. My limp leg is the proof of what they can do. Your religion is a sad religion.
Iqbal : I am in the process of apostizing. I have been fighting with it for a year now. I find it difficult because I respect my parents. But I am inspired by u, ma'am.
******* : No comment.
Iqbal : So, what is ur religion now ?
******* : That is my business. The most important thing is leave Islam first, lah. What next is 'to be continued' ... I left Islam not due to another religion. I do not want to drag other religions into this debate, because that is not my mission.
Iqbal : R u safe here on your own ?
******* : They (Muslims) are not that stupid to attack me in a hotel. If this were a private house, then YES, it will be burnt to the ground, lah.
[***** wrote on FFI that aftger she left Islam, she was attacked by an anti-apostasy movement. They attacked her in her house, dragged her by her hair, kicked and beat her, accusing her of duping people into Christianity.]
Then she received a phone call and I heard her saying "I am at the lobby wearing a black top and black glasses." She clearly was about to meet people she never met before.
The next thing I knew, three men came up to her and introduced themselves. She did not cease to amaze me how fearless she was. These men could have wanted to kill her and she just coolly stretched out her hand to introduce herself.
Luckily, these three guests WERE ALSO MEMBERS of FFI ! They also watched her debate. But they are there to help her find her missing child. I saw ******* gave them a few photos and clues.
[******* wrote on FFI that her second husband - pretending to be a good Christian buat was actually a good Muslim - duped her and kidnapped her daughter.]
I did not want to disturb her further, so I excused myself and went my way after promising her to visit her in her hometown of Bandung.
And so I did. Her address in Bandung was easy to find. Quite precarious I thought for someone who has become a hate-figure to some Muslims. Yet, I was received with warmth. There was no hate towards me as a Muslim. She had in her house two ex-muslims who want to help her set up the Ex-Muslim Movement of Indonesia.
Why hate her because she wants to leave Islam ? I am now motivated to finish my studies and aim to help this ex-Muslim movement too, which to me is a noble pursuit.
Finally, I found the courage to register with indonesia.faithfreedom.og and intend to put photos of *******'s wounds on her limp leg (and her back) onto the site. She has not yet given her permission.
My encounter with this woman motivated me to totally leave Islam. I only hope that Muslims who called her names will change their attitude. Especially those who think that she is a fake. No FFI member will ever conceal their identity. Only ******* has the courage to do so. She is no cheat, nor a coward. I just hope that she will stay safe.
AS THIS ARTICLE IS BEING WRITTEN AND REVISED, ******* reported to FFI that intimidation by AGAP (an anti-apostasy movement) is still ciontinuing in the form of her house being pelted with excrement, her landlord asked her to vacate the premises due to these attacks, she is being bombarded by intimidating phonecalls & emails to force her to stop her apostasy movement & not to reveal more of her encounter with AGAP. WATCH THIS SPACE. There is more than meets the eye. We cannot reveal everything as yet. Her safety is at stake.