Mar 17, 2022 • 59M

Ep#185 - Zara Kay - Detained in Tanzania

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Stephen Knight
The Godless Spellchecker Podcast is an award winning weekly sceptical/atheistic show in a conversational, interview format hosted by Stephen Knight. We hear from leading public figures as well as people without a public profile that have equally valuable experiences and ideas to share. The goal is to amplify good ideas and scrutinise bad ones. The motto of the show is: "I think we've all learned something here today".
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This week on The Knight Tube, Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes Zara Kay (@ZaraKayk). Zara is an Australian, ex-Muslim human rights activist. In 2020, she was detained in her birth country of Tanzania for seemingly political reasons. 0:00 Intro 0:22 London Pride 2020 and a foiled terror attack. 2:31 Is it getting more difficult to have public conversations? 4:17 About Zara Kay and her relationship to Islam 8:24 When did Zara start questioning Islam? 13:22 Why speak out against Islam? 18:08 Has the modern feminist movement gone missing on the issue of Islamic patriarchy? 21:45 How does Zara view western progressives and ‘woke’ activists? 26:20 Why did Zara get arrested in Tanzania? 36:10 How long was Zara in Jail? What were the conditions like? 42:27 How did Zara get out of Tanzania? 43:19 Why were the Australian authorities so unhelpful? 45:31 Can Zara ever return to Tanzania? 46:22 What was the infighting amongst ex-Muslims all about? 55:21 About ‘Faithless Hijabi’.

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