talk iran

A Conversation with Armin Navabi

November 13, 2018 Season 1 Episode 14
talk iran
A Conversation with Armin Navabi
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talk iran
A Conversation with Armin Navabi
Nov 13, 2018 Season 1 Episode 14
Saman Askari
This is a conversation about atheism with an Iranian-Canadian ex-Muslim atheist, author and secular activist.
Show Notes

In this episode, I speak with Armin Navabi, an Iranian-Canadian ex-Muslim atheist, secular activist, author and podcaster. Armin and I talk about his experience as a child growing up in Iran and becoming indoctrinated in the Shia Muslim faith, a fateful suicide attempt, how he left religion and started the Atheist Republic online community, the operations of Atheist Republic, atheism and anti-Islamic sentiment in Iran, the government of Iran, the various Iranian opposition groups, what would happen to Islamists in a democratic Iran, his book, the difference between his criticism of Islam and the right-wing xenophobic criticisms, the need for spirituality and a sense of community in people’s lives and other topics.