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Escaping the grasp of Islam

Born in Turkey and raised a Muslim, Derya Little was taught what to think about Allah, Muhammed, the Quran, men, women and everything else. But as she grew older, Little immersed herself in reading about Islam, coming to the conclusion that it was a worldview based on fear and submission that paved the way to the abhorrent treatment of women in Islamic countries. Then, with the belief that all religions, including Islam, evolved into a means to control the masses, Little made a risky decision following her parents’ divorce — she rejected her family’s Islamic faith and became an atheist.