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  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Ibn Warraq: The Two Faces of Feisal Rauf (See comment# 1 for Part I's thread.)

    09/16/2010 3:37:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 14, 2010 | Ibn Warraq
    The Two Faces of Feisal RaufWhat's wrong with What's Right With Islam. This is part two of a two-part series. You can read part one here.The problems with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s book What’s Right with Islam begin with the title. As Andrew McCarthy noted on National Review Online, the book, whose full title is now What’s Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West, was previously called What’s Right with Islam Is What’s Right with America; before that, it was published in Malaysia as A Call to Prayer from the World Trade Center Rubble: Islamic Dawa in the Heart of...
  • The Pious Fraud - Tariq Ramadan, Islamist and equivocator

    03/02/2008 12:17:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 512+ views
    City Journal ^ | 29 February 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan, by Caroline Fourest; foreword by Denis MacShane (Encounter Books, 262 pp., $23.95) In the 1990s, Western liberals, alarmed at the presence of Islamic fundamentalists in their midst, turned in desperation to Muslims whom they dubbed reformers or modernizers. They hoped that these figures would have a moderating influence on disaffected Muslim youths who refused to integrate into Western society. One such reformer is Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born academic. Ramadan has won the confidence of many in the West, including the British government, which asked him to serve on its task force for...
  • Going Honest (Ibn Warraq on Nidal Malik Hasan)

    11/20/2009 2:36:18 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 433+ views
    Forbes ^ | November 20 2009 | Ibn Warraq
    Judging from the way his critics have been going on, I would say that Tunku Varadarajan was on to something in his Forbes column "Going Muslim." The reaction to his important and well-reasoned article ironically confirms and further underlines his central point; namely, that out of political correctness we refuse to see and act on the obvious--the implication of Islamist ideology in violent acts such as the murders perpetrated by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. Instead of addressing the substance of Mr. Varadarajan's arguments, the self-appointed spokespersons for Islam turn the whole discussion around and present Muslims as the victims of...
  • Former Muslims United speak out on eve of Islam on Capitol Hill march

    09/25/2009 9:03:52 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 6 replies · 780+ views ^ | September 24, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Former Muslims United speak out on eve of Islam on Capitol Hill march By Michelle MalkinSeptember 24, 2009 02:55 PM Earlier this week, I noted the Islam on Capitol Hill event taking place tomorrow in Washington DC. Well, a group of brave apostates has launched Former Muslims United and they are holding an event today to raise awareness of the ravages of sharia law. The group is pressing the DOJ to protect the rights and safety of ex-Muslims in America: Former Muslims send Freedom Pledge Nationwide to Muslim Leaders for 220th Anniversary of Bill of RightsMuslim Pledge for Religious Freedom...
  • Arabism's racism on Caucasians, anti-white racism by Arabs

    04/14/2009 1:15:01 AM PDT · by Masti · 18 replies · 1,671+ views
    SHEIK Taj Din al-Hilali: "The Western people are the biggest liars and oppressors and especially the English race," the Mufti of Australia said in Arabic during the extensive interview in Egypt, his birthplace. [source]On the racist gang rape spree by Arab Lebanese people|Lebanese in Australia targeting specifically white girls, From the Sydney Morning Herald 2002 Racist rapes: Finally the truth comes out, So now we know the facts, straight from the Supreme Court, that a group of Lebanese Muslim gang rapists from south-western Sydney hunted their victims on the basis of their ethnicity and subjected them to hours of degrading,...
  • Why the West Is Best

    02/06/2008 6:18:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies · 152+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2008 | Ibn Warraq
    Last October, 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, among others, spoke against the motion; I spoke in favor, focusing on the vast disparities in freedom, human rights, and tolerance between Western and Islamic societies. Here, condensed somewhat, is the case that I made. The great ideas of the Westrationalism, self-criticism, the disinterested search for truth, the separation of church and state, the rule of law and equality under the law, freedom of thought and expression,...
  • Out Of Context, Or, How To Argue With A Muslim

    09/03/2007 12:38:13 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 33 replies · 1,946+ views
    It is quite common to hear two arguments from Muslims and apologists of Islam, the language argument, and that old standby of crooked, lying politicians, you have quoted out of context. Let us look at the language argument first. You are asked aggressively, do you know Arabic? Then you are told triumphantly, You have to read it in the original Arabic to understand it fully. Christians, even Western freethinkers and atheists are usually reduced to sullen silence with these Muslim tactics; they indeed become rather coy and self-defensive when it comes to criticism of Islam; they feebly complain who am...
  • Golden Threads - Former Muslim Ibn Warraq stands up for the West.

    08/20/2007 3:21:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 1,477+ views
    City Journal ^ | 17 August 2007 | Bruce S. Thornton
    Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Saids Orientalism, by Ibn Warraq (Prometheus Books, 500 pp., $29.95) The West hasnt been doing well in the war of ideas against Islamic jihadists. We fail to understand the true nature of Muslim doctrine, and a self-loathing long entrenched in our public discourse often cripples us. The eagerness of our intellectuals, scholars, and artists to don the hair shirt of colonial, imperial, racist, and xenophobic guilt has heartened our enemies and convinced them that for all of our economic and military power, we are rotten to the core and ripe for destruction....
  • Ibn Warraq: the West must defend Danish cartoons, or concede the "Islamization of Europe"

    02/04/2006 11:07:12 PM PST · by ClashOnBroadway · 132 replies · 2,315+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 3 February 2006 | Ibn Warraq
    Best-selling author and Muslim dissident Ibn Warraq argues that freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it against attacks from totalitarian societies. If the west does not stand in solidarity with the Danish, he argues, then the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.
  • Mr. Bush, meet Ibn Warraq and Ali Sina

    06/08/2005 12:29:20 PM PDT · by robowombat · 7 replies · 427+ views
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 8, 2005 | Robert Fitzgerald
    The problem continues as long as the idea that this is a "war" that "can be won" continues. This is a war, a continuous war. It has no end. "Winning" does not exist. Islam will not disappear. What one can do is to make it less attractive, both to those likely pockets -- as easily identifiable by Infidels as they have been identified by the Da'wa bearers of Islam -- of psychically and economically marginal populations in the Infidel lands, and to those born into Islam itself. We need not send more troops -- in fact, it would be altogether...
  • The West's Muslim Allies

    05/31/2005 4:09:15 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 20 replies · 879+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 31 MAY 2005 | Andrew G. Bostom
    The West's Muslim Allies By Andrew G. BostomThe American Thinker | May 31, 2005 Leaving Islam can be hazardous. Apostasy is a capital crime in a number of Islamic countries. But even in elite conservative circles in the United States, there is a tendency to dismiss or at least ignore some important former Muslims who have a lot to teach us about their former faith, as we face an era in which a religious war on the West has been declared by radical Islam.Two years ago, following a modest Washington, DC area reception celebrating the release of Leaving Islam, a...
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY: List of must read books exposing Islam

    08/21/2003 1:51:04 PM PDT · by Destro · 129 replies · 5,482+ views ^ | 08/21/03 | various
    KNOW YOUR ENEMY: List of must read books exposing Islam These books are must reads to armor your minds for the struggle against Islam, the oldest and most persistent threat to Western civilization. KNOW YOUR ENEMY! Click book covers to link to book seller and reviews. Islam is a global, militarized terrorist organizationThe Decline of Eastern Christianity Under Islam : From Jihad to Dhimmitude : Seventh-Twentieth Century by Bat Ye'or, Miriam Kochan (Translator), David Littman (Translator)Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries by Paul FregosiWhy I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn WarraqThe Quest...
  • Ibn Warraq: Why I Am Not A Muslim

    04/06/2004 12:43:46 PM PDT · by Salman · 11 replies · 202+ views
    Radio National (Australia) ^ | Wednesday 10/10/2001 | "Ibn Warraq" et al
    Ibn Warraq: Why I Am Not A Muslim Summary: Secularist Muslim intellectual Ibn Warraq - not his real name - was born on the Indian subcontinent and educated in the West. He believes that the great Islamic civilisations of the past were established in spite of the Koran, not because of it, and that only a secularised Islam can deliver Muslim states from fundamentalist madness. Little wonder that he chooses to keep his identity secret. We talk to Ibn Warraq this week. Details or Transcript: Lyn Gallacher: This week on The Religion Report, we're devoting the entire program to an...
  • The New Breed of Islam Bashers

    03/29/2004 7:52:49 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 18 replies · 1,172+ views
    Islamicity ^ | 3/27/2004 | Nahal Ameri
    There is a new breed of Islam bashers that were at one point part of the Muslim community itself. Muslims already have to contend with people like Daniel Pipes making statements such as "Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene ... All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most". Now beyond Daniel Pipes, Muslims are seeing a new stream of attacks against their faith by individuals that were born Muslim and being promoted by media. These particular bashers have...
  • Debunking Edward Said

    09/08/2003 7:05:38 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 6 replies · 881+ views
    Consider the following observations on the state of affairs in the contemporary Arab world : The history of the modern Arab world with all its political failures , its human rights abuses , its stunning military incompetences , its decreasing production , the fact that alone of all modern peoples , we have receded in democratic and technological and scientific development is disfigured by a whole series of out-moded and discredited ideas , of which the notion that the Jews never suffered and that the holocaust is an obfuscatory confection created by the Elders of Zion is...
  • Losing his religion - Apostate Ibn Warraq campaigns for the right not to be a Muslim

    08/18/2003 6:35:32 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 310+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 0/18/03 | Lee Smith
    <p>EVER SINCE SEPT. 11, 2001, American scholars, pundits, and ordinary citizens have not hesitated to offer their opinions about the state of Islam. Critics say the religion is long overdue for the kind of a thoroughgoing reformation that modernized and diversified Christianity in the 16th century. More sympathetic voices argue that today's Islam is not an ideological monolith but a thriving culture, with as many Islams as there are Muslims. But what has been virtually ignored is that there are Muslims, both in the Muslim world and outside it, who want nothing to do with Islam, moderate or otherwise.</p>
  • Islam and Intellectual Terrorism

    08/18/2003 5:59:18 AM PDT · by veronica · 4 replies · 168+ views
    New Humanist ^ | Aug 18 2003 | Ibn Warraq
    Turbans of the mind are disallowing and disavowing proper intellectual engagement with Islam. Aldous Huxley once defined an intellectual as someone who had found something in life more important than sex: a witty but inadequate definition, since it would make all impotent men and frigid women intellectuals. A better definition would be a freethinker, not in the narrow sense of someone who does not accept the dogmas of traditional religion, but in the wider sense of someone who has the will to find out, who exhibits rational doubt about prevailing intellectual fashions, and who is unafraid to apply critical thought...
  • Islamic dissidents warn humanists to beware radicals

    04/12/2003 11:39:41 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 3 replies · 232+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2003 | By Julia Duin
    <p>In real time, world Islam may be in the 21st century, but in practice, it's closer to the Dark Ages, panelists said at a forum yesterday.</p> <p>"The theory and practice of jihad was not concocted in the Pentagon," said Ibn Warraq, a speaker at the conference on Islam sponsored by the Council for Secular Humanism at the Capitol Hilton. "It was taken from the Koran, the Hadith [additional sayings of Muhammad] and Islamic tradition. Western liberals, especially humanists, find it hard to believe this. The trouble with Western liberals is they are pathologically nice. They think that everyone thinks like them, including the Islamic fundamentalists.</p>
  • Honest intellectuals must shed their spiritual turbans: Ibn Warraq on Islam - the final taboo

    11/13/2001 5:48:23 AM PST · by aculeus · 8 replies · 403+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday November 10, 2001 | Ibn Warraq
    Aldous Huxley once defined an intellectual as someone who had found something in life more important than sex: a witty but inadequate definition, since it would make all impotent men and frigid women intellectuals. A better definition would be a freethinker, not in the narrow sense of someone who does not accept the dogmas of traditional religion, but in the wider sense of someone who has the will to find out, who exhibits rational doubt about prevailing intellectual fashions, and who is unafraid to apply critical thought to any subject. If the intellectual is really committed to the notion of ...