Category Archives Atheism in the Islamic World

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 […]

The Poet Of Doubt ‘Umar Khayyam [1048-1131 C.E.] And Iranian Freethought by Ibn Warraq From New English Review, May 2007.  In 1859, the year that saw the first edition of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, there appeared The Rubaiyat of ‘Omar Khayyam, the Astronomer Poet of Persia, an anonymous translation of the quatrains of […]