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December 21, 2014

"ISIL, the Prodigal Son of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism
Ruby Khaja
Rabab "Ruby" Khaja

Ruby Khaja is a retired Electrical Engineer. She graduated in 1979 from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, TN, and she worked for the Ministry of Public Works in Kuwait for 25 years, mostly in managerial positions.

After participating in two prominent Kuwaiti, non-profit social societies to promote the public and political role of Kuwaiti women, Ruby became a secular activist in 2004 when she started a blog first with an anonymous name, then with her real name.

She now writes in an Arabic Electronic Magazine, Al-Hiwar Al-Motamaden, and has two personal blogs. Want to know more? Click on link.

8-9:15 amCafé FreeThought Get-together for a lively discussion of issues dealing with the intersection of religion, politics and culture. (BYOC) Gil Shapiro, moderator.

Noon —Lunch (available in the UMC Cafeteria: good food at good prices!)

1 pm —To be announced

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We promote reason, science, critical thinking, and human rights.


    We offer our condolences to Edith Shaked for the recent death of her husband and our friend, Moshe.

    • How are your Arizona state representatives and senators representing your secular interests? Support for representatives Mach, Davis, Mendez, Otondo, Quezada, Saldate, Sherwood, and Wheeler translates to support for a secular state government - all representatives with a 100% secular rating. Representatives Meyer, Muñoz, Peshlaki, and Steele have high secular ratings leaving 18 representatives with poor to mediocre secular support.

    • November 8, FreeThought Arizona's Highway Clean Up. Contact Pete Hawkins for more information. Treat yourself to a morning of fun with kindred spirits!

    • Supporting members are eligible for Write to for  or  or  PleasedToBeAlive@FREEAZ.ORG are a few examples, and because we are a small organization, almost any localname is available. As you may know email addresses are seldom case-sensitive, may be up to 64 characters in length, but may not have spaces between words or letters. For the most part, the dot (.), underscore (_) and hyphen (-) are acceptable. Some organizations will not pass email names with special characters, but, hey, we are, and can try most any character that is commonly accepted by most email clients/servers.

    • Are you interested in the University of Arizona Secular Student Alliance? Find out more by writing to SSA at UA or jdraper at UA.

    • Remember to enroll or re-enroll in Fry's Community Reward Program. This brings in money to our non-profit organization with no out-of-pocket expense to you. Please ask at the reception tables or send request to You may also visit the Community Reward Programs listed in the next block below.

    • Training to be an Advocate for the Death You Want for Yourself and Others (Surrogate or Health Care Representative). Late October, early November 2014. Contact or click DETAILS.

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