Jan, 3, 2002
Dear Dr. Ali,
Hi, it's been
with great interest and enthusiasm of reading your site.
In fact, I've been following it almost everyday ever since
I found it half a year ago. Your facts and details have been most consistent I
would say and even to the extend of enlightening. I admire your vividly clear
train of thoughts, which, English or not, is best at it's raw consumption.
Salute to the work you and those involved in making this website a successful
I am a
Malaysian but I am not a Muslim neither a Malay(indegenous).I have not been a
Muslim but I have been born and raised to see Muslims and the practice of Islam
around me. When I was small,
I used to see
Malaysia as a beautiful place that hoped she would grow in harmony as I
was growing up. I lived in a neighbourhood where four different races lived
together with different religions of course. As years went by, the influence of
Islam was growing stronger and stronger.
I knew Islam is up to no good, from the din of their
prayers as a starter (let alone other mistakes in this religion). I have seen
how they imposed their laws and beliefs to non-muslims, the violence, hatred,
lies and all those that you have stated in your site. I love my country and
everyone who's born Malaysian. Often I feel very sad looking at how it is now.
Sometimes, I even feel like crying for how Islam is taking
away my country from the face of the world and all the good things that we could
offer. My intention of
writing this is not to show my support to your
organisation or whatsoever but to write a small piece of my
agony, distress, pain and sorrow this religion has brought to the humankind. I
am 23 years old and all this while I have been living in great hopes that
someday, Islam will change its course, at least, and help those who are lost and
not to make them when they already are.
If I could, I would wish to drive away this religion from
my country, for the better.
I do not hate you too Muslims.
Do not unto others what you want not to yourself.
Was Muhammad forced out?
In one of your articles you
mentioned that Muhammad claimed that his group had been forced out of Mecca and
he used that to justify his attack on them. You countered that they had left
In "Islam", by Karen
Armstrong (I know you don't like it), she claims on pages 12-13 that:
- The Quraysh had imposed a two
year boycott on Muslims, refusing to
sell them food or anything else (it had ended before he left). Which
she claims had caused sickness and financial ruin.
- Muhammad's uncle and protector
Abu Talib had died, leaving him open
So his departure wasn't completely
voluntary. I agree with you that it didn't justify his attacks. Do you have any
additional information regarding the boycott, its justification and impact, and
other measures that were taken to try to get the Muslims to behave?
Yes the Quraish did impose a ban on
Muhammad and those who supported him but he was not forced out of Mecca. This
ban was “That they would not marry their women, nor give their own in
marriage to them; that they would sell nothing to them, nor buy aught from them
;-that dealings with them of every kind should cease”
What was the reason for this ban? We
should remember that Muhammad for years taunted the religion of the Quraish and
ridiculed their gods. The Quraish were angry of this behavior and the
relationship between them and the Muslims was not amicable. However despite all
the insults that Muhammad hurled at their gods no Muslim was persecuted, or
killed by the Quriash. The only incidence of physical violence is when Omar
prior to his acceptance of Islam beat his sister for having converted to Islam.
another part I explained about the migration of the Muslims and why Muhammad
coerced his followers to leave town. I demonstrated that Muslims were not forced
out of the Mecca. On the contrary the families of these Muslims tried hard to
keep them and prevented their departure.
We also should know that Muhammad’s
followers went to Abyssinia and according to the reports Najashy the king of
Abyssinia was supportive of them. In earlier years Abyssinians had attacked
Mecca and this country was not friendly with the Quraish. This act of Muhammad,
i.e. sending his followers to a country that is inimical to the Meccans was seen
with suspicion by the Meccans. What he did was nothing short of treason. The
reaction of the Meccans towards Muhammad and his followers is understandable and
very mild. Even today treason can is a capital crime.
Also Meccans were not pleased of the
fact that Muhammad was seducing their relatives and forcing them to leave town.
The ban was intended to reduce the contact of the Muslims with the population.
Yet despite the tense atmosphere, the Quraish never committed any act of
violence against the Muslims or Muhammad himself. Nevertheless Muhammad and his
family withdrew to a quarter near the city called Sheb of Abu Talib. The only
member of his family that did not go was Abu Lahab the learned uncle of Muhammad
who did not like his nephew’s lunatic claims of prophethood. But Muhammad and
his family were free to come to town during religious festivities when they sold
and bought their goods in the Market trading with the outsiders. After two years
the ban was lifted and the house of Hisham (the extended family of Muhammad)
came out of the quarter and resumed their normal life.
Compare this to the massacre of the
Banu Quraiza and other Jewish tribes that fell in the hands of Muhammad. He
killed them all, took position of their belongings and enslaved and sold their
women and children.
I apologize for not having enough
time to go in more details. Please join our discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mukto-mona/
other friends could carry on this discussion.
Jan, 2. 2002
Feeling great reading your artical
My name is Amrit patel. I am an Indian by ethnicity. I came across your
website. I read you great article, your rational logical thinking gave an
exciting experience. I am feeling as if I have found my childhood friend. The
world is on its course just because of the people like you and their honest
affords. I believe in logistic thinking. I have no faith in "faith" .
All the institutionalized religion have done nothing but spreading hatred, war,
misery. They ceased the rational, logical thinking. They want to secure their
interest by pushing the people into darkness thru fear and lust.
I am showing my gratitude just not because you reveal the hypocrisy of Islam and
I am non-Muslim, but because your rational thinking. It absolutely insult to our
humanity if we are seeking help of age old fable, fairy stories of religion to
solve the 21st century problem. It is equally true for Hinduism. Let us see each
other as our own kind. Let us through away the burden of religion from our
I would like to be helpful in your effort. Let me know. Long live humanity.
Jan, 1, 2002
Happy New Year!
I thank you for your fine website. I believe that websites like yours do
much to help lift Islam's veil of darkness, thereby making it easier to enjoy
the freedom and wisdom of truth's light. You are a particularly courageous
individual to not only leave Islam but to also to fearlessly tell the world you
have done so. The world needs more such bravery. Anyway, best wishes
Jan, 1, 2002
Congratulations on your site. Frankly, Mr. Sina, I think
you are a superior and enlightened human being. I am not a Muslim. I am an
ex-Christian who like you, believes in God, but not in organized religion. For
you, raised a Muslim, to have taken an honest look at Islam and to come to the
conclusions you have shows great
courage and a brilliant mind.
For many years, I have been disturbed and terrified by the
growth of Islam in the west and of Islamic fundamentalism in the world. I do NOT
hate Arabs, Pakistanis or other
Muslims as people. I have found many of them to be wonderful human beings
individually. What disturbs me is the religion of Islam, the violence, the
intolerance, the sexism, and the militant urge to impose, to control and to
conquer. Islam is NOT just a religion like any other. It is an cruel, violent
and dangerous force in the world.
Most Christians to whom I have made such comments accuse me
of being small-minded and bigoted, and stress that all religions are good. But
when I ask them what they really know about Islam, I realize that they know
practically nothing. Unlike 99% of non-Muslims in North America, I actually own
a copy of the Koran (Pickthall translation) and long before the Sept. 11
incidents I had become very concerned about the growth in the West of a
religion that does not accept the separation of church and state, or the
freedom of conscience of the individual.
One evening about a year ago, I attended a Humanist
discussion where, among others, a leader of the Muslim Community in my city was
speaking. He stressed that Muslims are quiet, law-abiding people. All fine and
good. But when we got to the topic
of Salman Rushdie, I realized something amazing. This kindly old man DID NOT
DISAPPROVE of the idea of murdering a man for having written a book. He stressed
that the fatwah (hope
I spelled that right) to kill Rusdie was not done lightly,
but was the result of long deliberation by Muslim clerics. As if that justifies
wanting to murder an author whose book you dislike, and gunning down his
Finally, I asked this old gent a question. I asked what he,
as a law-abiding Canadian
citizen, would do if he knew that Rushdie was in Canada and
he knew of a
Muslim "fighter" who was coming to kill him where
he was hiding out. I at least expected him to say that he would call the police.
But no! He simply refused to answer on the grounds that this was a
On another occasion, I wrote to ask Yosuf Islam (a.k.a the
former singer Cat
Stevens) to ask if he would approve of a law in his native
Britain, where he lives, that would provide the death penalty for apostate
Christians, just as Islam provides the death penalty for Apostate Muslims. He
never answered me.
Keep up the good work. I worry about you, though. Are you
sure your identity is secret? I am sure there are more than a few Muslim
fanatics who would like to put a bullet in you on behalf of Allah. (Funny, isn't
it, how the Koran constantly says that Allah will do this and that to the
"bad guys", but it is always some Muslim with a sword or a gun (or
a hijacked plane) who has to do Allah's punishments for
May the God of your understanding be praised for having
created the Internet. Before it came along, people like you and I would have
been afraid to express ourselves. Maybe if the Internet had existed in
Mohammed's time, he would not have had the same ability to have his critics
I will continue to monitor your site with great interest. I
am delighted to learn that there is
a strong secular movement in Iran. Perhaps, someday, the human race will look
back on organized religion much as Europe today looks back upon the long
nightmare of witch trials, tortures and burnings. As a horrible nightmare
insanity from which humanity awakened because of people like you, Mr. Sina.
May you live and prosper!
Dec. 31, 2001
Thank you very much for the website you published. I spent
several hours reading it and will spend many more. I come from a former
Czechoslovakia and live in USA. The former "east block" countries,
that were under influence of communism and the religion was being prosecuted
there, have developped a "religious vacuum". Muslim extremists are
trying to take advantage of that vacuum to convert Christians or Atheists to
Islam. I did waged many discussions in internet chatrooms and discussion boards
about the Qur'an inciting violence against non muslims. I encountered exactly
the same responses as you did. Most of the time sheer denial or accusations of
taking scriptures out of context or just plain vulgarities. I found your site as
the most comprehensive explanation of the dangers of Qur'an and i think that it
should be translated to other languages, mainly to Eastern European like Czech,
Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Russian and others. In those
countries the islamic extremists are trying to gain their foothold now.
There is a "Jihad" on internet in these
countries. A public relation war waged to justify the terrorism of muslims.
I cant sign my true name because i received also many threats against me.
If i can be somehow helpfull to you please let me know kindly regards.
Ali, all I can say at this time is God bless you for your
intellectual contribution on this enigma called Islam. As someone that used to
be from a country with Muslim population, I know how phony these guys are.
Extremely violent, deceitful, conniving lying bastards. Please let your security
be paramount to all your endeavors because these guys do not like dissenting
opinion about Islam, they like to shove it down nonbelievers throats.
Thank you and thank you again, please stay in touch.
Dec, 28. 2001
A beautiful site
Dear Rational Thinking,
Your site is a true gift. People need to wake-up to the
fallacies of ALL religion. Religion is a sore that needs to be put in it's
place. Your site is fantastic! Keep up the great work. I hope 9/11 will make
more people aware of the despicable nature of religion. Especially,
Judaism,Christianity and Islam. We don't need organized religions that teaches
"enlightenment" by way of submission. If only more people would taste
liberty for just a moment. They would never want to go back to the shackles of
Mr. P. Brian Draq
Dec, 28, 2001
I read through your webpage and I must say that it is
fantastic! Good work. You may appreciate mine which deals with the same subject.
Let me know if you have any comments.
Dec 28, 2001
I just stumbled on a site called, www.islam-qa.com, today
and was dumbfounded to see the types of questions&answers asked by moslems
around the world to a so-called moslem scholar. In fact, I felt totally ashamed
to realize that I was born one of them. I suggest that you visit this site if
you dare to have your intelligence insulted.
Dear Dear brother in humanity,
I have read quite a bit of your writings and I have learned
at least a few things if not more. I am glad that there are people like you out
there who wish to save humanity from self destruction. Your site is very
encouraging and very useful. Please keep it up. People like me support you whole
heartedly. I myself have done some writing, which is on ISIS site. Of course, I
may be older than you but I have just begun writing. I am about 20 younger than
Mr Anwer Shaikh, whose courage I admire. He is a great man at his age to come
out fighting against the intolerance that islam teaches. I hope things will get
better providing we do what needs to be done. That is we must carry on informing
people about the dangers of religious indoctrination in general but about
Islamic indoctrination in particular. I wish you all the best and a good luck.
Dear Sir I just want to thank you for this site. And thank you for your
courage to say all this and to keep on going. It is a light in a dark
I am a Pakistani boy of 21 years of age in a professional college.I just to
write a few words to
The first thing
that struck me was when i read about a that We created the stars as missiles to
be thrown at the satans...I thought probably Muhammad could not differentiate
between shootings stars and real stars...
Everything you said
was true .... I went exactly through the same stages of Denial Shock+confusion Guilt+confusion
and then anger and now Confused..
There are many
things that appeal to me in Islam and many things are ridiculous. Since I grew
up in a very
There are some
things though i want to ask .. Like we do know from History that Moses defeated
the pharoah HOw did he do that ? and also How was Abraha the man who
went with an army of elephants to mecca defeated?
I dont know where
to go from here and who to talk to...but im beginning to get the whole picture
i cant even pray to
God ...What a stupid world....
But anyways you are
doing a great job...
and I are not the only ones who after reading the Quran have been shocked. Today
more and more Muslims are reading that book on their own and are leaving Islam
in troops. In fact Islam has started its descent into oblivion when the Internet
became the medium of communication between the people. The Mullahs can
do very little to stop this trend. In Iran the authorities have banned the
Internet and the satellite dishes so people become cut off from the truth. Of
course books have been banned for the last 1400 years. Islamists know that Islam
can only thrive through misrepresentations and lies. Truth is extremely
dangerous to Islam; it is like lighting a mach in total darkness.
said that after reading the Quran you went through the stages of shock denial
and now you are confused. Well, your odyssey of learning is not over yet. Soon
you will find the enlightenment and that is the state of bliss that is certainly
worth waiting for. That is the state when you yourself will find the answers to
your questions and everything falls into perspective.
wrote that since you grew up in a religious conservative family you would lose
everything if you revealed your thoughts to your family. This is of course true
and as you suspect you may even lose your life. I STRONGLY suggest not saying a
word about religion to anyone. You have to practice the art of keeping your
thoughts to yourself.
only way to express your thoughts must be through the Internet. In this way you
can reach many more people and remain alive. Avoid talking about religion to
your parents and never argue about things that you disagree with. Today Dr.
Yunis Sheikh is in jail awaiting his execution in Islam Abad. He committed the
imprudence of stating the obvious that Muhammad prior to receiving his
revelation was not a Muslim and his parents who died before he proclaimed his
message were not Muslims either. His students thought by these statements he
desecrated Islam and the Mullas agreed. In such atmosphere of bigotry and
blindness any word could be interpreted as blasphemy and your life could be
for stories of the Bible about the miracles of Moses or the tales of Quran about
Muhammad’s bogus claims of splitting the moon or ascending to Heaven, know
that these are all fables concocted by charlatans to fool the foolhardy.
Muhammad was an ignorant Arab who thought the Moon and the Sun are two lamps
hanging in the sky. He was a narcissist. Narcissists are emotionally sick people
who desperately seek attention. They live for power and domination. They are
very insecure and have very low self-esteem. They try to compensate this feeling
of insecurity by dreams of grandiosity. They are sagacious, conniving and
manipulative but ruthless and stop at nothing to achieve their personal goals.
They are pathological liars. It means they lie impulsively and out of control.
Yet they say it so emphatically and with such confidence that often they
themselves believe in their own lies. All the dictators belonged to
this category. Their self-confidence, which is but a show to cover their lack of
confidence impress people and since they have no regards for the lives they
destroy, they give empty promises and can even rose people into excitement and
mass hysteria. Hitler was one of them. Once you see Muhammad in this light
everything falls into place. So when he made up the story that he went to heaven
his foolhardy followers believed in him and he kept making more lies about
receiving revelations and being in contact with Gabriel and God. Today we have
many cult leaders who are as sick as Muhammad was but Muhammad’s fortune lies
in the fact that he came among a people who were lawless. So he kept invading
caravans and towns, killing people and usurping their properties and his
ignorant followers attributed this to the power of Allah and the sign that God
must be with him.
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and participate in the discussion of freethinkers.