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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 […]

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, […]