Ibn Warraq, Islamic scholar and a leading figure in Koranic criticism, is a visiting fellow at the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Warraq's op-ed pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal in America and The Guardiann, and he has addressed distinguished governing bodies all over the world, including the United Nations in Geneva, and Members of the Dutch Parliament, at The Hague. Mr. Ibn Warraq completed in 2007, a critical study of the thought of Edward Said, Defending the West, which Paul Berman, author of Terror and Liberalism, described as "a glorious work of scholarship, and it is going to contribute mightily to modernising the way we think about Western civilisation and the rest of the world".
The world needs to read this book. High time to stop feeling ashamed of ourselves, high time to stop feeling "all cultures are equal", high time to stop allowing false... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hela Viola
Great read, Ibn Warraq assessment is awesome, and right we (the west) have become better by acknowledging our faults and weaknesses, by our principles of equality before the law,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by John
One should never underestimate the bravery it takes to write books like this. Especially considering the fact that in this instance it amounts to apostasy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gregory
Lucky people are born in a Western Culture, and the luckiest of all are born into an English language culture. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by beau loots
Interesting views that go against the politically correct vein. Well written and thought provoking.
Highly recommend for good reading and information.
Many interesting topics appeared in the book , from New York which Symbolized the western spirit to the roots and causes of this great civilization , the challenges and problems... Read morePublished on July 27, 2012 by Caliph al Ma'mun
A very informative read by a reformed Muslim. We do have the best form of government. We ARE the last, best nation.Published on July 3, 2012 by Al
Very interesting and easy to read. Very well researched. 60 pages of bibliography. He draws information from sources as varied as Plato, Martin Luther, the Apostle Paul, Gandi,... Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by dmsutto
I have read many books critical of Islam. Writers like Robert Spencer, M.A. Khan, John Azumah, Chuck Morse & John J. Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by Shivaji