"My favorite book on Islam is the rationalist critique Why I Am Not a Muslim."
- Christopher Hitchens in The Atlantic Monthly
". . . a courageous and prophethic call to value and protect human rights, especially the rights of women."
- National Catholic Reporter
"The problem with a book such as this is that it will most likely never reach those most in need of it. How many libraries will stock it, or dare stock it if they knew its contents?"
-The New Humanist
". . . transcends The Satanic Verses in terms of sacrilege. Where Rushdie offered an elusive critique of Islam in an airy tale of magical realism, Ibn Warraq brings a scholarly sledgehammer to the task of demolishing Islam. Such an act, especially for an author of Muslim birth, is so incendiary that the author must write under a pseudonym; not to do so would be an act of suicide"
- The Weekly Standard
" . . . a completely compelling case for the conclusion that Islam is flatly incompatible with the establishment and maintenance of the equal individual rights and liberties of a liberal, democratic, secular state."
- Salisbury Review
"Ibn Warraq has done for Islam what Bertrand Russell did for Christianity, but at much greater personal risk. . . . His [fate] would be that of Salman Rushdie's were he to reveal his true name rather than the pseudonym he uses. This book is must reading for all who would understand the possibilities and the dangers of affirming multi-culturalism in today's world."
-The Human Quest
"At long last a writer has risen to the challenge posed by this religion of compulsion. He has put together in one book all the objectionable rules of Islam, and has made it into one of the best books about Islam that I have seen in many years. We must be extremely grateful to Ibn Warraq for his revealing book."
- Humanist in Canada
Ibn Warraq is the highly acclaimed author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, Virgins? What Virgins?, and Defending the West. He is also the editor of The Origins of the Koran, What the Koran Really Says, Leaving Islam, The Quest for the Historical Muhammad, and Which Koran?.
The book is a gift for a relative so I have no comment on the content. The book arrived in excellent condition with the exception of a red stain along the bottom of the book... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Cindy L. Molesky
This book was very moving and the strong faith she had in God was incredible. Loved the book would love to see a follow upPublished 2 months ago by Lynne Mogensen
The books are in phase the problems with the Islamic faith in a very accessible manner and introduces the reader to a large number of scholarly but critical works on Islam. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. W. Zents
There's really no other book like this (about Islam, anyway). The only reason for giving less than one star is that--and this is by the author's own admission--the book is more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by California Marmot
Read this book way back in 1997. Finally the hidden facts of Islam are being brought into the open. Actually picked up this book in a book store in London. Read morePublished 4 months ago by RtA
Facts are stubborn things, which makes it difficult to argue with many of Warraq's points. Very well researched book, written in the same vein as Bertrand Russell's 'Why I Am Not a... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Full Fathom Five