Category Archives Statements and Declarations

James Burnham and the Challenge to the West   by Ibn Warraq   [Talk given at Yale University, November 14, 2014 at the “Conference on James Burnham’s Suicide of the West” ]   First, I should like to thank The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale for inviting me. I should also like to thank […]

The Superiority of Western Values in Eight Minutes By Ibn Warraq [On October 9, 2007, I participated in a debate in London, hosted by Intelligence Squared, to consider the motion, “We should not be reluctant to assert the superiority of Western values.” Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan, along with Charles Glass and William Dalrymple, spoke against the […]

The St. Petersburg DeclarationApril 5, 2007 [Note: This declaration was the result of deliberations following the historic Secular Islam Summit held in St. Petersburg, Florida in March of 2007.  Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal wrote a feature story about this event titled “Islam’s Other Radicals.” ] ————————————————– We are secular Muslims, and secular persons […]