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Two Australian Pastors have been taken to court to silence their criticism of Islam

The Barnabas Fund Two Christian pastors have been taken to court by the Islamic Council of Victoria and three Australian Muslims after making critical statements about the Islamic faith on a website and at a seminar for Christians held in March last year. A complaint of religious vilification was made against the two Christian pastors, [...]

The Vatican Blasts Islam

The Church and Islam. "La Civiltà Cattolica" Breaks the Ceasefire by Sandro Magister ROMA – There is a conspicuous absence among the new cardinals created on October 21 by John Paul II: Archbishop Michael Louis Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The current explanation is that Fitzgerald was not made cardinal because [...]

Christians in Egypt The Humiliation Continues

An interview with Youssef Sidhom, director of “Watani” Newspaper The following is an interview published in the latest edition of “Il Regno,” the biweekly of the Sacred Heart congregation of Bologna. The man interviewed is a Coptic Orthodox Christian, the director of a Cairo weekly. The picture he paints of the condition of Christians in [...]

Islamic intolerance

by Ibn Warraq When the storm over Salman Rushdie's novel The Satantic Verses broke in February 1989, government leaders and editorialists throughout Europe and the United States piously trotted out sentimental homilies about communities living together in harmony and so on; they invariably ended by invoking Islam's "traditional tolerance." There followed a spate of articles [...]

The Way To Paradise

From the Quran, the Hadith and the Bible A Muslim asked his friend about salvation and the way to reach Paradise. The following is the response to his question. It should be noted that this topic is of the utmost importance. Everyone should seek to know the way that leads to eternal blessing and happiness. [...]

No to political Islam

By: Taj Hashmi Joint-Convener of the Movement, "No-to-Political Islam" Dear Friends: This is a very interesting Muslim movement. Following is their message that was sent to me, and the reply that I sent back to them. God bless, Abdullah Al Araby "NO-TO-POLITICAL ISLAM": AN APPEAL TO GET PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. By: Taj Hashmi Joint-Convener of the [...]

Islam and apostasy

An interview with Ibn Warraq Summary: For Muslims, apostasy - the renunciation of one's religious faith - is a sin punishable by death in many parts of the Islamic world. We discuss apostasy with Ibn Warraq, critic of Islamic fundamentalism and author of a recent book "Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out". Details or Transcript: Stephen [...]

Sex and sexuality in Islam

By Abul Kasem Part 1 of 6 [A word of caution: This article contains sexually explicit terms and coarse language that may offend many readers. The author will not take any responsibility in the event any reader may become upset reading this essay. My request to them: please do refrain from reading this essay if [...]

How did Jerusalem come to be so holy to Moslems?

By, Mordechai Kedar When the Prophet Mohammad established Islam, he introduced a minimum of innovations. He employed the hallowed personages, historic legends and sacred sites of Judaism and Christianity, and even paganism, by Islamizing them. Thus, according to Islam, Abraham was the first Moslem and Jesus and St. John (the sons of Miriam, sister of [...]

To: PBS/Frontline

SHAME ON YOU! By Nonie Darwish I am a former Moslem, born and raised in the Middle East. I am very disappointed and almost scared after watching your presentation about Islam. One of the reasons I fled to the United States of America was to escape the oppressive regime of Islam in the Middle East. [...]