I am very pleased to announce that the renowned Islamic expert Ibn Warraq has joined the Board of Directors of Jihad Watch.
Ibn Warraq, of course, has for years been one of the most significant and outspoken opponents of jihad terrorism. His books on Islam are essential reading for anyone who wants to know the whole truth about the challenge the non-Muslim world is facing today from the warriors of jihad. He is the author of Why I Am Not A Muslim; and editor of Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out; The Quest for the Historical Muhammad; The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam’s Holy Book; and What the Koran Really Says: Language, Text, and Commentary.
He also wrote the Preface to my own forthcoming essay collection, The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: Islamic Law and Non-Muslims, which should be available very soon. I can tell you now that it is one of the highlights of the entire collection, and is characterized by Ibn Warraq’s trademark erudition and wit. This book also features his landmark deflating of the Orientalist balloon, “Edward Said and the Saidists: Or Third World Intellectual Terrorism.” That alone is worth the price of admission.
We are honored that Ibn Warraq has agreed to join the Board, and look forward to a long and fruitful association in defense of universal human rights and the equality of dignity of all people, against the depredations of jihad and dhimmitude.
ADDENDUM: You may be interested in this knockdown, dragout FrontPage Symposium on various aspects of Islam. On one side, Ibn Warraq and me. On the other: Hussam Ayloush of CAIR and As`ad AbuKhalil, a professor in California.