This comment was added recently by a blog reader:
“I would like to see more polls that are directed at atheists in Muslim countries who risk their lives by being online. They are wanting to be involved in the world and need our support and want us to care if they die as they are alone. It would be worth finding out if they had be threatened by family or outsiders, or if some of the atheists they know have been killed. They are the most at risk and need us desperately.”
Here is my response. I could not agree more with this comment, but reaching out to non-believers in Muslim countries is difficult. To this point with almost 8000 people responding to the survey I have zero reporting from Iraq, Iran, 2 from Jordan, 3 from Turkey, and 3 from Egypt, for example. There are many reasons for this, among them the fact that language may be a hurdle since the survey is only in English, I have no substantive contacts in any Muslim nations through which to publicize the survey, and, most importantly perhaps is that it may be risky for these nonbelievers to access the survey if and when they do find it (and this blog site).
Suggestions for how to overcome any or all of the above obstacles are welcome.