Clip #
5639

Saudi-Born Atheist Rana Ahmad: My Family or the State Would Have Killed Me If I Hadn't Fled; The Hijab Robbed Me of My Childhood

August 15, 2016

Saudi-Born Atheist Rana Ahmad: My Family or the State Would Have Killed Me If I Hadn't Fled; The Hijab Robbed Me of My Childhood

Duration:
05:40
Source:
Deutsche Welle TV Arabia (Germany)
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Intro:

Rana Ahmad, an atheist who renounced her Sunni Muslim upbringing and fled Saudi Arabia for fear of execution, talked about her previous life and her "awakening" in a Deutsch Welle TV interview on August 16. Forced to wear the hijab at age 9 and the niqab at age 13, Ahmad said that this "robbed her of her childhood." She said that she was living "in a stupor" until she became aware of the world of knowledge through the Internet and began to read and do research. "How come the education systems in...

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