Category Archives Defending the West

Islam: Fastest Shrinking Religion in the World (Part 2) By Ibn Warraq   PART TWO: CONVERSIONS TO CHRISTIANITY.MOROCCO In Morocco, there is also a certain amount of evidence of Muslims converting to Christianity. While the majority of Christians are foreigners, the organisation known as the Voice of the Martyrs, founded to help persecuted Christians round […]

Islam: Fastest Shrinking Religion in the World: Part 1 By Ibn Warraq   PART ONE: POPULATION AND THE TRUE NUMBER OF CONVERTS. Immediately after 9/11, many journalists in the United States and Europe came out with several glib generalisations that I found, and still find, irritating, and furthermore, I am very skeptical of the claims […]

Islam, Middle East and Fascism by Ibn Warraq From New English Review.   In a speech that he gave at Columbia University, Umberto Eco spelled out fourteen features that he considered were typical of Eternal Fascism (which he also calls Ur-Fascism ); adding however this explanatory detail: ” These features cannot be organized into a […]

Jane Austen and Slavery by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, July 2007.  Edward Said’s most egregious misreading of a literary work concerns Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park [1814].  Even before mangling Austen, Edward Said was responsible for having created an atmosphere of hostility and prejudice against the West and Western culture—from painting to literature.  In […]

Reason Not Revelation A Battle Plan  by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, January  2008.    PREAMBLE:  Islamic Enlightenment 1)     ROOT CAUSE – FALLACY a) ISLAMIC TERRORISM i) NOT CAUSED BY (1)  Poverty (2)  Israel-Arab Conflict (3)  US Foreign Policy ii) ROOTED IN (1)  Islamic Ideology founded on Koran, Hadith and Theology b) ISLAM IS […]

Betrayal At The U.N. How Freedom Of Expression Is Undermined By Islam [1] by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, April 2008.  ————————————————————–  What are we waiting for, assembled in the forum?             The barbarians are due here today.      Why isn’t anything happening in the senate?Why do the senators sit there without legislating?             Because […]

Democracy Versus Theocracy by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, July 2008.   I shall begin with a joke; and it is essential that you laugh, you will see why in a minute. The time: 1950s (which is important). Place: The Holy Land. Two archaeologists are working on a site they believe is the true […]

Apologists of Totalitarianism: From Communism to Islam Part IV: The Assassination Of President John F. Kennedy, 9/11 And The Apologists Of Islamic Terrorism by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, March 2009.   IV.1.       LEE HARVEY OSWALD, COMMUNIST                                   I shouted out, ‘Who killed the Kennedys?’ When after all, it was you and me.” […]

Apologists of Totalitarianism: From Communism to Islam, Part III: Michel Foucault by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, February 2009.    Michel Foucault’s uncritical admiration of the Islamists in Iran, from 1978 onwards, revives memories of the great tradition of the intellectuals of the Left who, at first, denied Stalin’s Reign of Terror, and then […]

Apologists of Totalitarianism: From Communism to Islam Part II: Christian Apologists Of Islam by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, February 2009. The first modern apologists of Islam – even in its fundamentalist mode – were Christian scholars who perceived a common danger in certain economic, philosophical, and social developments in the West: the rise of […]

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