Atheist Support Network (a program under Atheist Alliance International)
has been working hard to help Feras. Now we need your help!
The plights of apostates and atheists in the Islamic world are no secret. To be an
apostate in the Islamic world, even in the 21st century, is to continue to suffer
from cruel, derogatory, and inhuman treatment from both the society and the
state. Denouncing Islam in many countries could mean a brutal murder in the
most horrific way imaginable. Very few can summon the courage to do so.
Feras is one of those handfuls of brave people who dared to challenge the Islamic faith in Syria and now Lebanon.
He is a 29-year-old Ex-Muslim born in Syria and currently forced to reside in
Lebanon, illegally. Since he is from war-ravaged Syria, one would expect the
UNHCR would be the organization responsible for his safety and survival. Feras
tried to register with UNHCR only to discover that following an instruction from
the Government of Lebanon, registrations for Syrians were temporarily
suspended since May 5, 2015.
Please kindly read Feras's plea (see the link below for his story in his words)
you will be amazed to see that despite losing everything - 7 precious years of his
life due to war and displacement, the place he called home, family and the woman he loved, educational and career aspirations essential for the pursuit of
happiness - he has a great deal of hope in humanity. But, more importantly, he
refuses to give up or give in.
Feras has recently been accepted by the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Finally, some hope. But, the BSC in Chemistry program costs $5000 in tuition fees
annually which, obviously, he is unable to pay.
In the face of unprecedented danger, poverty, and discrimination, this young man has shown outstanding resilience, humility and courage; some of the human
qualities encourage us to do the great humanitarian work we are doing here at
Atheist Alliance International with the amazing participation of our supporters.
Once again, we're looking forward to the generous nature of our supporters to
allow Feras a chance to a life he has long dreamed of.
Faras's plea: https://feras1991.blogspot.com/2019/11/help-me-finding-home.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR0Fky8UoC1zTv0sIbtutN5bgPb4WlaqNFbHgahkRT2Im-zeNGJRm-jLX-o
*More information about Atheist Alliance International:
Atheist Alliance International works toward a secular world where public policy,
scientific inquiry, and education are not influenced by religious beliefs, but based upon sound reasoning, rationality and evidence, and where individuals who lack
religious beliefs enjoy free speech, freedom of association and freedom to
participate openly in public life.
- Scott Hamilton