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THE OTHER

Devout pious Muslims raping and enslaving, beheading Christians, burning alive Christians, murdering gays, – The Other. The Other The Other is an individual who is perceived by the group as...

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What is “Real Islam”?

In 2014 the BBC ran a report on a thirteen year-old Syrian boy (see here, it was also on the BBC1 news, news channel and BBC Radio 4) who called...

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The Declaration of Peaceful Intent

We often hear from Islamic apologists, Muslim and non-Muslim, that the calls to jihad in the Koran are merely “contextual” ie that they relate specifically to the situation Mohammed found...

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A Letter from an Ex-Muslim

Greetings Mr Ali Sina, I’m Youcef, a 31 year old ex-Muslim (originally from Algeria and living in France since I was 16 years old), I’m very grateful to you because...

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A letter from a Muslim

Dear Ali Sina, I have first encountered your blog in 2008 i suppose and i was pursuing my bachelors at that time.  As a muslim i was naive to the...

The Reliance of the Traveller

Umdat as-Salik or the Reliance of the Traveller (down at the moment, hopefully back soon) is the classical manual of Islamic Law (also referred to as Sacred Law or Sharia...

Can Islam be reformed?

   This question has arisen often enough for it to merit examination. The short answer is ‘no’. Changing already long-established doctrine within Islam is strictly prohibited.    My intention is...

Tropes about Islam

Jon MC Trope: “A significant or recurrent theme; a motif.” (OED). “A common or overused theme or device.” (Mirriam-Webster). In the west there are a number of such tropes about...

Allah: The Author of Islamophobia

Politicians and the media often accuse Western critics of Islam of spreading Islamophobia (the irrational fear of Islam). When we turn to Islam’s most trusted sources, however, we find that...

Converting to Islam

When I look at Islam I see only a sadistic ogre who thinks the world is flat, a cynical or delusional warlord with big ambitions, and a cult which mandates...

How to Communicate with God

Dear Ali, Do you believe in God? If you do, don’t you think we human deserve some sort of communication with him? I started questioning religions because I wasn’t convinced...

The Multicultural Utopia

   Multiculturalism is a failed policy everywhere. While Multiculturalism is advertised as giving people more culinary choices, the reality is that it segregates people, and discourages them to integrate and...

Is God Responsible for Our Lives?

I had a discussion with a gentleman on YouTube, where I explained why I believe in God and he reasoned why he doesn’t.  In his last comment he wrote, “Ali,...

Ramadan Bombathon in Iran

The global “Ramadan Bombathon” continues, this time in Iran, where jihadis attacked the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of the Ayatollah Khomeini.

The Ramadan Bombathon Begins

Ramadan 2017 has arrived, which means that we’re going to see a massive number of terrorist attacks carried out in the name of Allah. The “Religion of Peace” website keeps a running...

The Muhammadan Conquest of India

By Pankaj Kumar     Muslim historian Firishta [full name Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, born in 1560 and died in 1620], the author of the Tarikh-i Firishta and the Gulshan-i Ibrahim, was...

The Myth of Peaceful and Moderate Muslims

     “Islam, just like the Roman God Janus, has two faces”.                                                                                                                              Abul Kasem    “The militant Muslim is the person cutting the head of the infidel while the moderate...

The New Stockholm Syndrome

“Stockholm syndrome” occurs when hostages form an emotional or psychological bond with their captors. But there’s a new kind of Stockholm syndrome that occurs when victims of terror defend the...

Suffering by Design

Mr. Sina, It has been a long time I have been waiting for an article like ” The Science of Prayer and the secret of performing miracles” But unfortunately, it...

Holy Hypocrisy: Un-Islamic attitude of the Saudi Royals

“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”                                                                                                       Noam Chomsky “Your religion is what you do when the sermon is over.”                                                                                                       Jackson Brown, Jr.    For many...

A Letter About Jesus

A friend wrote an email explaining why he turned away from Christianity and wanted to know what did I find that made me accept Jesus as my savior. I won’t...

Why God Leaves Children to Die

A friend asked, “why does god leave children to die? If god protects us, why not protect children? This question bothers me a lot.”    Yes it seems very unfair....

From Sensitivity to Theocracy

  Cultural Criticism: The Moral Imperative Self-criticism is the one unforgeable signature of our humanity.  Without this essential quality, there would be no marked difference between us and our mammalian...

What Moderate Muslims?

Dear Mr. Sina, I enjoy reading your site, I am myself a ex-Muslim. I just couldn’t keep excusing for these brutal things in the Quran and in Hadith. But I...

The New World Disorder

The New World Disorder Jacob Thomas    What was hailed as the “Arab Spring” in 2011, has turned five years later, into a horrific nightmare impacting the Middle East, and...

Crazy Talk with Zakir Naik

According to the Quran (4:34), Muslim men can beat their wives into submission. Muslim apologist Zakir Naik claims that the beating is only symbolic, done with a toothbrush or a...

Fifteen Years After 9/11

Fifteen Years After 9/11: Has the West Learned Its Lesson? Jacob Thomas 27 September, 2016 Judging by the way Western political leaders look at Islam and its global challenge fifteen...

Nahed Hattar: Killed for a Cartoon

Nahed Hattar was raised as a Christian in Jordan, though he considered himself an atheist. After posting a cartoon mocking the Islamic view of paradise, Hattar was arrested for insulting Islam,...

Remembering Avijit Roy

I cannot think of any other words to supplement this anniversary eulogy of Avijit Roy (see below).  However, beforehand I would like to take this opportunity to add a few remarks about the...

Why Does God Allow Evil

Hello Dear Ali Sina, I have read your story and articles about Islam. Perhaps you can answer my simple questions. I if God is almighty why He didn’t prevent evil...

Zakir Naik Is a Joke

I get several messages per day asking me why I don’t debate Zakir Naik. The answer is simple: Zakir Naik is a coward who refuses to face experienced debaters. Naik...

Would a true God keep 80% humans unaware of Islam- his ‘only true religion’?

  Author: Anonymous                                                                                                                                                                                                                       It is the basic belief of Islam that Islam is the way to Heaven, the door to Eternal Paradise, while not accepting Islam is the way...

I first noticed something unusual about Islam during the 1980s when I was doing research for my book, Ethics in Context. I devoted one section of the book to the...

Request for Prayer

Dear Friends, For years I spent many hours until late at night writing articles and responding to your questions about Islam.  I did this out of love for you and...

Would a true God have allowed different versions of the Quran to crop up within 20 years of Muhammad’s death?

Author: Unknown                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           It is well-known that the Quran as dictated by Muhammad was written on palm leaves, stones, bones of camels and other...

Dear Ali, I didn’t have any courage to write publicly and I hope you will respond to my e-mail. I didn’t want to jeopardize the privacy of my man. My...

The Holocaust Iran Prevented

By Abraham Blondeau Before 1935, the Islamic Republic of Iran was known as Persia. Persia’s ambassador to Nazi Germany suggested the name change after being influenced by Adolf Hitler’s regime....

Did Muhammad Exist? Yes He Did

The following is a chapter from my upcoming book The Life of Muhammad.  In this book I show how the western Islamisists of the 19th, 20th and even 21st century...

The Passion of the Vampire Prophet

This picture is of an early Renaissance fresco in Bologna’s Church of San Petronio, created by Giovanni da Modena and depicting Mohammed being tortured in Hell. “Oh, horrible vulturism of...

SUJIT DAS INTERVIEWS HIMSELF

“One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more”.                                                                                                              Thomas Jefferson Last Sunday I was alone in my home because my wife went to see her mother with...