In the last week we have had a number new members from all over the Middle East and South East Asia. Many of these members are former Muslims from Islamic countries. I notice this because I and a few of the moderators scan through the new members daily looking for bots whom would post spam. It's how we largely keep the site clean of it. If you ever see it, let us know and we'll boot them quickly.

The recent influx leaves me asking myself the question, "What is the impetus for the new members?" Is it random? Did the Think Atheist website get brought up on another forum of younger people in the Middle East? Is it a trend of youth walking away from Islam? Or is there a simple explanation like the South Park threats that is causing a youth to say enough is enough?

If you are a new member from the Middle East whom cares to share an opinion or why we might have seen a recent migration to the site from like minded people, I'd be interested to hear it. Welcome to all of the new members!

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Comment by QM on April 30, 2010 at 1:55am
I joined TA a month or so back and before that I wasn't involved in any atheist forums. I am an ex-Muslim from Pakistan though I am residing in Middle East at the moment. I too have noticed this recent influx and wasn't aware of the facebook community migrating here, but I am noticing an increase in censoring of content especially on YouTube (almost half of the videos that I favorited are now unavailable there).

I found TA through Stumble Upon and my main motive for joining this community was to be able to interact with others with other atheists and to raise a voice against Islam (as it is the root of most problems our world faces and cause of numerous suffering in Islamic countries which must be stopped). Anyways, its refreshing to see many ex-Muslims on this forum! :-)
Comment by kiki kiki on May 1, 2010 at 9:17am
yes true we already suffer from those restricted muslims who are trying to control us in reall life and here in the inter but they can't do it anymore and they know that for sure .and i love this site i feel welcome and i found many friends here.

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