That is why I decided to group everything that Ibn Warraq has ever written together. Given his status as the most intelligent critic of Islam in the world, I can certainly understand why he stays anonymous. He has been a bit more visible in public in recent times. He is always extremely thorough on everything. I do not want his works to be ignored, so I collated all his online works here.
Lastest news, 27th September 2008: There is a large collection of articles at the New English Review. I have not had a chance to read them all yet. Enjoy them! Also, our hero appears on the podcast that knows why it is not a Muslim.
Ibn Warraq is to speak at the Council of Ex-Muslims conference on 10th October 2008. Other arranged speakers include Richard Dawkins, Johann Hari and the Iranian secularist Fariborz Pooya. This is quite a decent line-up for a newly-formed group. It is rare that Ibn Warraq appears in public, so try to get to Conway Hall in London on this date.
Note the Butterflies and Wheels site, which has a copy of MANIFESTO, signed in the wake of the Danish cartoons crisis, an article Apostacy, Human Rights, Religion and Belief and another article Debunking Edward Said
Lecture to the Free Press Society in Copenhagen He got quite an applause at the start here. It lasts almost as long as the applauses that Stalin used to force people to do for him! It is good to see that lots of people respect the Warraq. In the speech, he compares political Islam to Communism and Nazism, and argues against those Western academics who have bent the truth over backward to paint Islam as a socially progressive force.
Secular Islam Summit Ibn Warraq is the main organiser of these summits
Apostates of Islam websiteAgain, Ibn Warraq is the main organiser. This group supports those who have left Islam, and who often face being isolated, abused or attacked by their old friends and family. Note that Ibn Warraq is an agnostic- not an outright atheist.
7th March 2008 Interview with Danish Television He mentions here why he has recently reversed his policy on showing his face in public. He has decided that it is necessary to appear in public so that he can defend his ideas and help them to spread. Let us hope that he does not regret this change in policy!
"Why I am not a Muslim" online. I have studied a lot of social sciences in my time, and it is very rarely that a book proves its point beyond all doubt whatsoever. Ibn Warraq did that here. I refuse to believe that anyone could ever refute the whole of "Why I am not a Muslim" and present Islam as something that could possibly be true.
Shorter articles by Ibn Warraq
The Pious Fraud
Islam's Shame: lifting the veil of tears On the lack of women's right in Islam
Islam and Secularisation Good to see that he still opposes all religions.
Omar Khayya: the poet of doubtIntroduction to "The Legacy of Islamic Anti-Semitism" by Andrew Boston
Why the West is best
January 2008 interview with FrontPage Magazine
The Sins of Edward Said
2007 comments on Edward Said and Orientalism
December 2006, "Islam, Middle East and Fascism"
He gives a lengthy introduction for Salman Rushdie in this 2006 Point of Inquiry podcast.
Support for the Danish cartoons of Mohammad
Democracy in a cartoon
Islam: a totalitarian ideology
2003 interview with FrontPage Magazine
Islam and Apostacy
72 virgins each in Heaven? Perhaps not
Islam and Intellectual Terror
Honest intellectuals must shed their spiritual turbans
October 2001. Interview with the Religion Report
Statement on the 11th September 2001 attacks
And of coursethe Wikipedia article
These are the closest things to other Ibn Warraq sites: hereand here.
Also, an Irish blogger named Mark Humphrys has a decent selectionof articles by Ibn Warraq. There are some at the top here. I alerted Mark Humphrys to this, and he now links here kindly. We must all stick together to spread freedom to the Islamic world.
Nowadays, anyone who criticises Islam is going to get death threats and probably get called racist/Islamophobic as well [even if you are from a Muslim heritage]. When I consider how dangerous the task of criticising Islam is, I must support those who are brave enough to do so.
Fundamentalist Muslims are highly committed and have a lot of strength because of it. If we in Britain, Ireland, etc. do not have the same commitment to our freedom and democracy, then we shall lose.
Democracy is not the sole property of the West. India, Japan and South Korea are all fine democracies. Export democracy to the rest of the world! One day, Ibn Warraq could be seen as a man ahead of his time.