Julian Assange’s religion and non secular beliefs have been a subject of curiosity amidst his ongoing legal battles and time within the highlight. Regardless of circulating speculations, the WikiLeaks founder has professed to be an atheist and has expressed skepticism towards organized religions, difficult monotheistic views as probably oppressive.

The Australian nationwide, born Julian Paul Hawkins on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Queensland, has been a topic of a number of headlines as a consequence of his position in disseminating labeled data via WikiLeaks. His actions have led to his present imprisonment within the UK as he awaits the result of an extradition case to the US on espionage and hacking fees.

Assange has confronted inquiries concerning his spiritual stance, particularly following a poignant interview with Hassan Nasrallah, chief of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Throughout the alternate, Assange questioned the idea of God as a superpower and urged that freedom fighters ought to purpose to liberate folks from the concept of a monotheistic deity.

In response to claims about his Jewish lineage, Assange clarified in an interview with The New Statesman that he’s not Jewish and has no Jewish ancestry. His household background is predominantly European with a touch of Aboriginal Australian roots from his maternal grandmother. Assange identifies solely as Australian, although he briefly held Ecuadorian citizenship earlier than it was rescinded in 2021.

Raised by his mom, Christine Ann Hawkins, and his stepfather, Brett Assange, Julian moved incessantly all through his childhood, experiencing a mixture of education environments, together with homeschooling. His early fascination with computer systems finally led to hacking actions and a subsequent conviction in 1996, for which he obtained a lenient sentence.

Assange’s private life consists of 4 kids from varied relationships. He first married at 18 and had a son, Daniel, together with his then-wife Teresa. After their divorce, he had one other son with Sarah Harrison, a former WikiLeaks affiliate. He additionally has two kids with Stella Moris-Smith Robertson, a lawyer who represents him and whom he married whereas incarcerated.

Regardless of his advanced private and legal scenario, Assange’s stance on faith stays clear: he doesn’t adhere to any religion and has no spiritual affiliations.