Sedaa - Our Voices is creating a platform for progressive voices of Muslim heritage
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patrons

$86
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About Sedaa - Our Voices

Sedaa - Our Voices is a platform featuring writers of Muslim heritage. We use the term “of Muslim heritage” because we seek to bring together both those who identify as Muslims, and those who have left the religion.
The website was set up to analyse politics, critique religious extremism, reactionary cultural attitudes, and problems caused by moral relativism in our society. We believe that Islamists and their fellow travellers and apologists must be challenged and opposed.

At the same time, as people with Islamic heritage, with Muslim family and friends, who have experienced discrimination ourselves, we are also aware that anti Muslim bigotry is a reality and so we will strive to challenge this too. We will seek to negotiate the issues we face with fairness and sensitivity.

Too often a free and unchallenged platform has been given to those who wish to portray extreme views as “normative” Islamic beliefs, and that they should thus be immune from critique. This comes, intentionally or otherwise, at the expense of abandoning liberal and democratic values and side-lining progressive and secular voices from within Muslim communities who are, and have been for many years, standing up to the fundamentalists.

Often, these issues can be difficult to speak about, and in some cases can lead to threats to personal safety.
We accept that misogyny and extremism exist in all societies. We always stand in solidarity with those who challenge reactionary values and practices. But our background means we can highlight the issues within our own communities.

Rather than remaining silent, Sedaa was set up to provide such voices with a platform to express views that might otherwise go unheard

How you can help

Sedaa receives no grants or sponsorship. To grow this platform we kindly ask for your feedback and donations. We are asking for small contributions to help maintain, grow and improve the website. Your input is highly valued and we want to know what you would like to see more of. With enough funds Sedaa can, hopefully, grow into something much bigger.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page.

Sincerely,
Iram Ramzan
Founder/Editor, Sedaa - Our Voices



Tiers
Sedaa Supporters
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Every little helps and by pledging even $1 you are showing support to secular and progressive writers. Thank you.
Big Supporters of Sedaa
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You could have bought a cup of coffee but instead you chose to give it to Sedaa! You will get a shout-out on social media or a personal email thanking you for your support. Thank you.  
Friends of Sedaa
$10 or more per month 1 patron
For the price of a coffee and a slice of cake, not only do you get a shout-out on social media, your suggestions for content will also be considered. 
Sedaa Lovers
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This is beyond generous! To thank you for your amazing support a select few of you will get the opportunity to have a brief Skype conversation with one of our contributors and ask them about their work. Thank you.
Goals
$86 of $200 per month
All your pledges go to Sedaa and the maintenance of the website. Anything more can go towards future projects, such as podcasts or videos, and perhaps even Sedaa merchandise
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About Sedaa - Our Voices

Sedaa - Our Voices is a platform featuring writers of Muslim heritage. We use the term “of Muslim heritage” because we seek to bring together both those who identify as Muslims, and those who have left the religion.
The website was set up to analyse politics, critique religious extremism, reactionary cultural attitudes, and problems caused by moral relativism in our society. We believe that Islamists and their fellow travellers and apologists must be challenged and opposed.

At the same time, as people with Islamic heritage, with Muslim family and friends, who have experienced discrimination ourselves, we are also aware that anti Muslim bigotry is a reality and so we will strive to challenge this too. We will seek to negotiate the issues we face with fairness and sensitivity.

Too often a free and unchallenged platform has been given to those who wish to portray extreme views as “normative” Islamic beliefs, and that they should thus be immune from critique. This comes, intentionally or otherwise, at the expense of abandoning liberal and democratic values and side-lining progressive and secular voices from within Muslim communities who are, and have been for many years, standing up to the fundamentalists.

Often, these issues can be difficult to speak about, and in some cases can lead to threats to personal safety.
We accept that misogyny and extremism exist in all societies. We always stand in solidarity with those who challenge reactionary values and practices. But our background means we can highlight the issues within our own communities.

Rather than remaining silent, Sedaa was set up to provide such voices with a platform to express views that might otherwise go unheard

How you can help

Sedaa receives no grants or sponsorship. To grow this platform we kindly ask for your feedback and donations. We are asking for small contributions to help maintain, grow and improve the website. Your input is highly valued and we want to know what you would like to see more of. With enough funds Sedaa can, hopefully, grow into something much bigger.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this page.

Sincerely,
Iram Ramzan
Founder/Editor, Sedaa - Our Voices



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Tiers
Sedaa Supporters
$1 or more per month 5 patrons
Every little helps and by pledging even $1 you are showing support to secular and progressive writers. Thank you.
Big Supporters of Sedaa
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
You could have bought a cup of coffee but instead you chose to give it to Sedaa! You will get a shout-out on social media or a personal email thanking you for your support. Thank you.  
Friends of Sedaa
$10 or more per month 1 patron
For the price of a coffee and a slice of cake, not only do you get a shout-out on social media, your suggestions for content will also be considered. 
Sedaa Lovers
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This is beyond generous! To thank you for your amazing support a select few of you will get the opportunity to have a brief Skype conversation with one of our contributors and ask them about their work. Thank you.