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Muslim Secularists of Kuwait By Ibn Warraq AHMAD AL-SARRAF.                The second of our secularists from Kuwait is the liberal journalist. Ahmad [Ahmed] al-Sarraf.  In two outspoken interviews he gave in March and April 2009, he spelled out his ideas defending secularism [Memri Dispatch: Nos 2306 and 2373]. He deplored the role of Iran in […]

Interview with Ibn Warraq “The Religion Report” [This is a transcript of Stephen Crittenden’s interview of Ibn Warraq on “The Religion Report,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation. On Wednesday 10/10/01.]  ————————————————————- Secularist Muslim intellectual Ibn Warraq – not his real name – was born on the Indian subcontinent and educated in the West. He believes that the […]

Islam & Music, Heavy Metal Islam by Ibn Warraq & Raphael Ismail From New English Review, November  2008.  Bernard Lewis was viciously attacked by Edward Said when the former declared that Classical Western Music was a “part of the inner citadel of Western culture”, and that virtually no Arabs had penetrated it, in contrast to […]

Brother Tariq and the Muslim Hoods: Towards a Taxonomy of Islamic Subterfuges by Ibn Warraq   Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan By Caroline Fourest, Foreword by Denis MacShaneNew York & London, Encounter Books, 2008Notes, Index. xv + 262 pp.   Faith, here’s an equivocator that could swear in both the scales against either […]

Christmas in the Koran: Luxenberg, Syriac, and the Near Eastern and Judeo-Christian Background of Islam, edited by Ibn Warraq. Prometheus Books Reviewed by Robert M. Price “Islam and Islamic values,” cautioned historian Bernard Lewis in 2008, “have a level of immunity from comment and criticism in the Western world that Christianity has lost and Judaism […]

Books Do Furnish A Mind, Part III by Ibn Warraq I do not know that I am happiest alone; but this I am sure of, that I am never long even in the society of her I love without a yearning for the company of my lamp and my utterly confused and tumbled-over library. – Byron, […]

Interview: Ibn Warraq on the Judeo-Christian Sources of the Koran by Phyllis Chesler Breitbart September 29, 2014 [Originally published under the title “Exclusive Interview: Koranic Scholar – The Judeo-Christian Sources of the Koran.”] He is a man who rarely reads a book of less than 600 pages and who has easily written books of that […]

.Interview with Ibn Warraq, 2007.“Many Muslims React to Criticism of the Qur’an with Hysteria” In an interview with Dirk Schönlebe, the author and Islam critic Ibn Warraq explains his views on freedom of opinion and the definition of tolerance in Islam, and the role of multiculturalism in the Western world .Ibn Warraq: “If one tries […]

The Bertrand Russell of Islam By MICHAEL WEISS | December 12, 2007, New York Sun. 134Book ReviewDefending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalismby Ibn Warraq As of last April, the late Edward Said’s “Orientalism,” originally published in 1978, was no. 2 on the best-seller list in Cairo. No. 1was a book arguing that […]

The Dangers of Leaving Islam Date Posted: 09/01/2006 at 2:39pm The Dangers of Leaving Islam by Erick Stakelbeck, Washington Terror Leaving IslamWASHINGTON – Last month, CBN News brought you the story of Abdul Rahman, the Afghan man who was thrown in prison for converting from Islam to Christianity. He has since been released and […]