Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Mythicist Milwaukee Sponsors Muslim American Leadership Alliance Fundraiser

Mythicist Milwaukee (MM) was a proud sponsor of the Muslim-American Leadership Alliance (MALA) Fundraiser in Chicago this week. At the event, MALA recognized nine community leaders with the President's Volunteer Service Award for their dedication, contribution, and commitment to volunteerism. This prestigious recognition is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, celebrating the impact we can all make in bettering our communities and our world. Funds raised at the event benefit MALA's scholarship program - meant to empower a new generation of leaders by helping them to further their education. 

MALA is a civic & community organization committed to promoting individual freedom, diversity, and celebrating heritage. They provide a platform for Muslim-Americans to share their stories, nurture emerging community leaders, and unite Americans of all backgrounds to advance constructive solutions to extremism and human rights abuses. In fact, MALA's founder, Zainab Zeb, is a 2016 UNICEF Chicago Humanitarian Service Award recipient - living their values through-and-through. 

At MM, we're proud to promote furthering the education of youth. With higher education, students advance their abilities to have rational, intelligent conversations, and to understand commonalities between cultures and religions - narrowing divides and inherent bigotry.

Mythicist Milwaukee proudly sponsoring MALA alongside the likes of UN Women, DonorsChoose.org, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Global Giving, Loyola University, Arab American National Museum, MALALA Fund, United Coalition for Reason, Morgan Stanley Foundation, Unicef and more.

Mythicist Milwaukee proudly sponsoring MALA alongside the likes of UN Women, DonorsChoose.org, Chicago Leadership Alliance, Global Giving, Loyola University, Arab American National Museum, MALALA Fund, United Coalition for Reason, Morgan Stanley Foundation, Unicef and more.

Event attendees applaud the President's Volunteer Service Award winners at the MALA fundraiser.

Event attendees applaud the President's Volunteer Service Award winners at the MALA fundraiser.

From left to right: MM co-founder Sean Fracek, U-CoR representative Melissa Pugh, Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal S Al Mutar, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon.

From left to right: MM co-founder Sean Fracek, U-CoR representative Melissa Pugh, Iraqi-born human rights activist Faisal S Al Mutar, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon.

From left to right: MALA co-founder and President's Volunteer Service award-winner Zaniab Khan, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon, and human rights activist and founder of Ideas Beyond Boarders Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar.

From left to right: MALA co-founder and President's Volunteer Service award-winner Zaniab Khan, MM co-founder Antonio Blandon, and human rights activist and founder of Ideas Beyond Boarders Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar.

How to Combat Islamic Extremism w/ Faisal Saeed Al Mutar

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show

 

 

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is an Iraqi born writer, computer geek and a Human rights activist.. He is an advocate for Secularism, human rights and the free market of ideas.

Faisal is the founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement: and Secular Post. 

He has written in many different publications including the Huffington Post, The Humanist, Free Inquiry Magazine, The National Post in Canada, Big Think, The Richard Dawkins Foundation of Reason and Science, Secular World, Secular Nation Magazine and many others.

He spoke at venues and conferences such as Google, Cornell University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and the American Humanist Association. He is on the speaker’s bureau of Center for Inquiry and Secular Student Alliance in the United States.

He is on the editorial board of Applied Sentience, which is a multi-university project, and platform for the next generation of Humanist & Secular thinkers and activists, their mission is to find beauty in the world and explore how to live in it. 
Applied Sentience works in cooperation with all six university Humanist chaplaincies and Communities: Harvard, Yale, American, Columbia, Rutgers, and Stanford.

We hooked up with Faisal in Madison, Wisconsin, where he was giving a lecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison for the Freethought Festival 5. He sat down with us for a very intimate interview that covers how and why he became a secular advocate and activist. Faisal has a very powerful story and is an inspiration to many in the secular community. We covered many important topics that surround current global religious and political issues. What does Faisal think about Muslim immigrants to the west? How can Islamic extremism be combated? What did Iraq look like in 1960? We discuss all of this and much more. Don’t miss this interview!