Spread the word
If we want to start claiming we’re a community, it’s time we started acting like one. Here’s a great opportunity: it seems two young girls, Asmaa and Fatima, are seeking refuge from both their highly religious country of Pakistan, and their abusive fundamentalist parents. They’ve been petitioning the government of Sri Lanka for visas to allow them to stay in the country and avoid being deported to their theocratic hellholes.
From a very young age, the physical abuse began. My mother would hold a knife to my face and threaten to deface me, to cut my tongue, so no one would recognise me and I wouldn’t be able to talk.
After a long and tortuous ordeal (which you can read about here), the kids finally made it to Sri Lanka, and they’ve been trying to petition for asylum there. We have to spread the word and make sure that they are not forced to return to their abusive parents! Tell everyone you know about this. Retweet these articles or video and let’s make sure that we do our best to respond to the needs of our fellow nonbelievers.