First of all, I would like to personally thank Wisdom Hunter, Isaac, Quiet Dave, Gravenimage, Wheatington, Shayne, Urban Infidel, Awake, Usama, CGW, John K, Seanrobsville, MartinKonvicka, Talitha, Treah and last but not least, a very big thank you to Mr. Ali Sina for visiting my blog and for posting such valuable comments. As for people like Skouti, Stoned 7 and Slave of Allah, I really feel nothing else for them except pity...the same kind of pity I feel for my family, relatives and Muslim friends. I just wish and pray to God that one day they, too, can see light and have the guts to free themselves from Islam, as I have done.
As I have mentioned in my previous profile, I moved to the Middle East when I was 10 years old, with my parents and 3 other siblings. My dad used to work in a bank and retired as an Assistant Manager after working there for 20 years. It has been around 5 years since my dad retired, and he moved back to Pakistan with mom, and now they are happily staying in our ancestral home with my grandparents. My married sister also stays in Karachi close to my parents with her 3 children, whereas both my brothers are still over here in the Middle East with their families. As for me, I am a 35-year-old woman working in a bank and living in a very comfortable 2-bedroom apartment which I share with a smart dynamic & independent divorced woman. Since she is not a Muslim, I do not have to worry about my computer and internet privacy. In any case, she has her own laptop and I have my own. My parents are very orthodox and very devout Muslims but they are not fanatics, and that is precisely why I had mentioned in one of my previous posts that they might not kill me for apostasy but they will surely disown me.
So you see, I am very independent. I have my own privacy to do whatever I want, go wherever I want and read whatever I want…I drive a 2011 BMW X5 which I purchased in December 2010, so even financially I am pretty comfortable. I am not here to ask anyone for financial aid, as someone suggested yesterday. The only freedom which is NOT AVAILABLE to me in this country is changing my religion and announcing my apostasy.
This country where I reside is in the Middle East, but it is not Saudi Arabia, so the internet censorship here is not that bad. And in any case, I use a proxy (www.torproject.org/), which helps me bypass the firewalls set up by the local service provider. I am not a fool to buy these books by Amazon and get them delivered to an address. Most of the books I have purchased from ibooks online store, and I read them on my ipad. Some books, like Understanding Muhammad by the brilliant Ali Sina, were sent to me by the author himself, who was kind enough to email me the PDF.
Gosh, I don’t know why I have to defend myself, my existence and my apostasy over and over again. Why is it so difficult to believe that I am a very smart, independent, intelligent and intellectual woman who actually has a mind of her own?
I am requesting all my friends and well wishers yet once again to please ignore comments by Skouti, Stoned and Slave of Allah. Don’t you see that they are trying to divert the attention towards themselves? The best way to deal with these people is by completely ignoring them.