Another Liberal Who Criticizes Islamic Doctrine


In a recent Citizen Warrior article entitled, Muslims Are Not What Is Wrong With Islam, a commenter who called himself "Ah Clem" wrote the following:

It's always interesting, and more than a little frustrating, to read and discuss about liberals and Islam.

I am a liberal critic of Islam who switched sides after reading Ibn Warraq's book Why I am not a Muslim. This happened after watching the Egypt revolution on Al Jazeera and noticing that the rape of Lara Logan in Tahrir Square was not covered at all in Al Jazeera, yet was all over the front pages everywhere else. This was especially odd, since Al Jazeera had an office in Tahrir Square back then.

Ibn Warraq is an atheist ex-Muslim born in India, who spent his childhood in Pakistan and was sent to the UK for his education and to learn Islamic Studies. He ended up rejecting Islam and becoming an atheist. At the beginning of his book, he carefully makes the distinction between unfair criticism of Muslims by lumping them together as a monolithic whole, and criticizing the doctrines of Islam. No ideology is above criticism. It took all of about five seconds of thought to understand this, yet I have found it nearly impossible to get this point across when talking to fellow liberals online about Islam.

I'd like to suggest a video about Islam for liberals by one of the co-founders of Ex-Muslims of North America, Sarah Haider. It's called Islam and the Necessity of Liberal Critique. Please pass it on to your liberal friends.

Read more about liberals who criticize Islam here.


Ah Clem 11:44 AM  

I just now found out that Ibn Warraq has his own web site: It is

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