Born in Essex to a British Pakistani family, Nawaz is a former member of the radical Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. This association led to his arrest in Egypt in December 2001, where he remained imprisoned until 2006. Reading books on human rights and interacting with Amnesty International, which adopted him as a prisoner of conscience, resulted in a change of heart. This led Nawaz to leave Hizb-ut-Tahrir in 2007, renounce his Islamist past and call for a "Secular Islam".
Topaloski is a member of Femen, a movement that originated in Ukraine, which uses female nudity to protest various causes. A Quebec chapter was launched in 2012 and has since staged protests at Quebec’s National Assembly, campaign events during the last provincial election and Parliament Hill.
Ali A. Rizvi
Ali A. Rizvi is a Pakistani-Canadian writer, physician, and musician who resides in Toronto. He is currently releasing his first book, The Atheist Muslim.
is an American actor, musician, and video blogger. He is best known for playing Dillon Quartermaine in General Hospital (2003–2007), Schuyler Joplin in One Life to Live(2009–2010), and Liam Spencer in The Bold and the Beautiful (2010–present). He has three emmy wins.
Clifton is also known on YouTube by the name of TheoreticalBullshit.
is President of The Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, award winning journalist, public speaker, activist for human rights, gender equality and dignity in diversity. She is recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for service to Canada.
is a founding member and former executive director of the Clergy Project. She is the operations manager for Rational Doubt, a blog where members of the Clergy Project connect with the public. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator/blogger who writes and draws about sexuality in South Asia (mostly Pakistan), religion, politics, feminism, and godlessness.
Dr. Christopher DiCarlo is a philosopher, educator, and author. He’s the RECIPIENT of the best lecturer award and canadian humanist of the year. He is the developer of the first pilot project in canada to INTRODUCE standardized Critical thinking into the ontario high school CURRICULUM.
is a former Muslim from Iran and the founder of Atheist Republic, a non-profit organization with over one million fans and followers worldwide. Atheist republic is dedicated to offering a safe community for atheists around the world to share their ideas and meet like-minded individuals.