Converts, Wed, Jan 30 2013 #(556)

Jan 30, 2013

Dear Dr Dawkins,

Thank you for your very valuable work. I was raised in London under strict Islamic dogma, whose tenets and value I began to question in public school and was free to disgard up at Cambridge. Although I began my deconversion after reading Nietzsche and Freud, reading your scientific work has furthered this process. Since taking a post at an American software firm, I've had the opportunity of meeting people who assume that I am a Muslim who then become even more schocked when they find I'm an atheist. There seems to be an uncanny imperative that everyone must profess belief in God here in the States to be considered trustworthy (or dare I say worthy?), and I suspect that imperative is just as oppressive as I've experieced in Islam. In any case, many thanks.

Best wishes,

Adam Ali

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