Sarah Haider

Sarah Haider

Ex-Muslims of North America

Sarah is an American writer, speaker, and activist. Born in Pakistan and raised in Texas, Sarah spent her early youth as a practicing Shia Muslim. In her late-teens, she began to read the Quran critically and left religion soon after.

In 2013, she co-founded Ex-Muslims of North America, where she advocates for the acceptance of religious dissent and works to create local support communities for those who have left Islam.

In addition to atheism, Sarah is particularly passionate about civil liberties and women’s rights. You can reach Sarah at [email protected], @SarahTheHaider.

Bigots, Sell-outs, Uncle Toms: Islam and the demonization of dissent.

University of Maryland

Location: Juan Ramon Jimenez Room (2208), Stamp Student Union


Can Islam be secular?

University of Kansas

Is Islam an inherently political faith? How does religious infusion into politics affect progress in the Muslim world? A panel of former Muslim atheists discuss the compatibility of faith and secular ideals. Powered by Eventbrite