Homeless in the Atlas Mountains, I Sought God — and Found Myself Instead

Now, I can speak freely about my lack of belief

Itto sitting on a chair near a study space
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My name is Itto Outini, and I am a Fulbright alumn from Morrocco. I am completely blind and currently an asylee in the United States.

I was born of a Jewish Berber father and Muslim Arab mother in the Atlas Mountains of Morrocco. My…