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Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

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In the West abandoning one's religion (apostasy) can be a difficult, emotional decision, which sometimes has social repercussions. However, in culturally diverse societies where there is a mixture of ethnic groups and various philosophies of life, most people look upon such shifts in intellectual allegiance as a matter of personal choice and individual right. By contrast, ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Prometheus Books (first published April 30th 2003)
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Tariq Mahmood
Jul 11, 2013 Tariq Mahmood rated it liked it
Shelves: islam
Some of the reasons why apostates were expelled, stoned, lynched and venerated by their fellow Muslims.....
All religious dogma is contrary to reason in which case it must be rejected.
Koran is inferior piece of work from the literary point of view, since it is neither clear or comprehensible nor of any practical value, therefore certainly not a revealed book.
One could live in an orderly society without being terrorized by religious law or coerced by the prophets.
Through philosoph
Dec 18, 2008 Ifreet_Mohamed rated it did not like it
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This book sucks. I dont know how more plainly I can put it. I dont know why I wasted money on it. It is pretty much a polemic by an unknown author who claims to be an ex-Muslim, nothing wrong with that, but it is so biased and tendentious that it is revolting. Also the pseudo-scholarship and shoddy selective use of sources was quite revealing as to the mind set of this "ibn warraq" (not his real name) character. He calls this a clarion call to the free world about the dangers of Islam from an "i ...more
Duane Alexander Miller Botero
Disturbing, but revealing. There are a significant number of typos, and a few references to the Qur'an and the ahadith which need to be referenced. But on the whole, the volume is helpful and shockingly sincere in tone.
Aug 31, 2015 Rod rated it liked it
Shelves: apologetics, islam
Lots of stories from people who left Islam. Some good, some not so good.

All Muslim's should read this book for no other reason than: It'll make them think.

Its good to think!
Nov 01, 2012 Jim added it
Excellent book with a great list of internet sites featuring testimonies of recovering Muslims.
Jul 29, 2015 J. rated it really liked it
Rather dense for me. I guess maybe if I had a better understanding of all the material.
May 29, 2010 Badger rated it it was amazing
Shelves: islam-biography
Sober sombre tales from those who broke their Islamic chains.
Apr 17, 2008 Dp4s rated it really liked it
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Ibn Warraq is the pen name of an author most famous for his criticism of Islam. He is the founder of the Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society (ISIS) and is formerly a senior research fellow at the Center for Inquiry, focusing on Quranic criticism. Warraq is currently the Vice-President of the World Encounter Institute. Warraq's commentary on Islam is considered by some to be overly ...more
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