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Islam: An ex-Muslim's firsthand experience

As our meetup consists largely of ex-Christians, one of our ex-Muslim members would like to share his experiences and educate our community about the Islam faith. Alex (Hamid Ali Sayadi) grew up in Iraqi Kurdistan, and he and his family know firsthand the tragic impact of Islam-- the "Religion of Peace".


Alex was born in the Iraqi Kurdistan "City of Oil" Kirkuk (famous for its historic citadel built by the Kashy civilization). He's a former Air Force of Iraq officer and former Kurdistan intelligence officer. He was a Freedom Fighter during the Kurdistan Revolution of[masked], and he was a translator for the Iranian government in the Estren province of Khorasan, helping the settling of Kurdish peoples displaced by Saddam Hussein's genocides. In 1976, he saught political refuge in North Dakota, USA, and made his way to California where he worked as unionized labor in various factories and shops. It was during this stint that he became involved as an activist with the Iranian youth community in Berkeley, California.


Alex is currently retired and lives with his wife and dog in Henderson (or "Hendertstan", as in the "Kurdistan of Vegas"). He devotes much of his time to being an internet activist, using his knowledge of written Arabic, Kurdish, Farsi, and Turkish, along with English, to spread reason and advocate intellectualism to the people of his middle eastern homeland.


Please join us at the Clark County Library on Sunday August 25 for what should be an informative and spirited lecture.

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  • Raul M.

    John Zacharia had a hard time believing the whole "people eating" thing (we are a bunch of skeptics after all), so he asked me to post a link to the video I had seen. It's graphic so, don't click on it unless you have a strong stomach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFfnxK-YGGQ

    August 27, 2013

    • John Z.

      Thanks, Raul ! I'll watch it tonight after my bourbon shot !

      August 27, 2013

  • John Z.

    Thanks, Raul ! I'll watch it tonight after my bourbon shot !

    August 27, 2013

  • Eugene

    Excellent! Alex has a lot of knowledge and first-hand experience on the subject.

    August 25, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Had difficulty hearing speaker what did hear was I retesting thank you for this is meet up

    August 25, 2013

  • simon

    Follow the signs for the large conference room. It's toward the back of the library.

    August 25, 2013

  • Victor P.

    Was really hoping to go to this but I'll be working. Hope to hear all about it though.

    August 16, 2013

    • Maria L.

      Try to make it in Friday !!!

      August 20, 2013

    • Maria L.

      We miss you last Saturday.

      August 20, 2013

  • John Z.

    I would like to share my 70-some years experiance w/Islam and Moslems.

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • Andrew G.

    Yes! This is going to be great. Alex seems like he has quite the story involving his experience with Islam. He's also a genuinely interesting dude

    1 · August 16, 2013

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