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Ex-Muslim Ibn Warraq


A prominent ex-Muslim talks about his heretical life and work on the latest episode of the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters“ TV show. Ibn Warraq, who was raised Muslim but is a nonbeliever, is the founder of the Institute for the Secularization of Islamic Society. He’s the author of the 1995 classic, "Why I Am Not a Muslim."

“I think you would have to begin a long process of reasoning, of showing the contradictions in the book, showing them the violence, showing them the shaky foundations of the historical religions — the three monotheistic religions — that tend to depend a lot on historical facts, and these facts are in fact incredibly shaky,” Warraq replies when asked as to how best to convince a believing Muslim to leave the faith. “But if you show them that, then you’re beginning the process of creating an agnostic.”

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