The Totalitarian Nature of Islam
August 11, 2020


Presented is an extensive look into Islam, democracy, and human rights from Ibn Warraq’s book, Why I Am Not a Muslim published in 2003.Secular Islam was a collaboration between Ibn Warraq and the Center for Inquiry started in 2004 to collect the writings, thoughts, and speeches of secular Muslims, Ex-Muslims, believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by …

Is Islam Compatible With Democracy and Human Rights?
November 16, 2018


Presented is an extensive look into Islam and Democracy from Ibn Warraq’s book, Why I Am Not a Muslim. Secular Islam was created by the Center for Inquiry to collect the writings, thoughts, and speeches of secular Muslims, Ex-Muslims, believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between …

Islam and the Liberation of Women in the Middle East
November 10, 2018


The following was adapted from a speech by Azam Kamguian delivered at the Council for Secular Humanism’s three-day conference, “One Nation without God?” April 11–13, 2003 in Washington, D.C. I intend to contribute to the debate about Islam and the liberation of women in the Middle East as an activist and writer engaged in issues …

A Call to the Muslims of the World
August 10, 2018


Originally published July 2, 2004. From Freethinkers and Humanists of Muslim Origins Dear friends, The tragic incidents of September 11 have shocked the world. It is unthinkable that anyone could be so full of hate as to commit such heinous acts and kill so many innocent people. We people of Muslim origin are as much shaken …

Islam and Women’s Rights | Overcoming Inequality
June 20, 2018


Presented are excerpts from Azam Kamguian’s book, Islam & Women’s Rights. Religion in general and Islam in particular are women’s enemy. Women’s inequality is god’s commandment, in Islam enshrined in immutable law by Mohammad and eventually recorded in scripture. In most countries under Islamic states or under the influence of Islam, Koran’s directives are incorporated into contemporary …

The St. Petersburg Declaration
April 5, 2007


Originally published in 2007, this declaration was released after the Secular Islam Summit that was held from the 4th-5th of March, 2007 in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are secular Muslims and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers brought together by a great struggle—not between the West and Islam but between …