Islam Under Scrutiny by Ex-Muslims

A Tribute to Faith Freedom International

Readers, please note that FFI url is now: www.faithfreedom.org.

 

About ten years ago, while surfing the internet, I chanced upon a web site named Rational Thinking. The name was not so attractive, that I would indulge plenty of time reading its content. Nevertheless, I read the preface, a few essays, and spent several hours searching other information. It was unbelievable that the site was dedicated to expose Islam. For many years, I had fragmented ideas that Islam has its dark side. I was not sure, however, because I dared not ask such questions to anyone, lest I offend a Muslim. Born a Muslim, I knew such questions are blasphemous, and might be fatal. At that time, I thought, I was perhaps the only Muslim who had doubts about Islam’s teachings. When I read those essays, all authored by Dr Ali Sina, I was completely astounded. I could not believe there are people who also have similar ideas about Islam that I have, and who are intrepid enough to confront Islam head on. At that time, apart from another site, www.secularislam.org, I did not find any other Website that dared to criticize Islam.

I was hooked on Rational Thinking web site, read all the essays, mostly written by Dr Ali Sina. Those articles were engaging, incisive, thoughtful and convincing. I verified many of the Qur’anic verses, and found them to be exactly what Dr Sina had quoted. I wrote to Dr Sina, and to my surprise, received a prompt reply. He requested me for my testimony, which I wrote in not-so-good English. But it was my first attempt in exposing what I had deeply harbored in my mind for many years. Later, I wrote few other essays that questioned the claims of Islam. Dr Sina published them in his web site.

A couple of years down—Rational Thinking web site encountered problems with its hosting agent (Tripod), and had to be closed down. The spirit of Dr Sina did not die. He designed another web site named Golshan. At that time a few other ex-Muslims came forward and joined hands with Dr Sina to form an organization that will launch a movement to confront Islam, because, from the experience of Iran, they felt that Islam is a menace to current civilization. Unless Islam is subdued, Islamist terrorism will engulf the entire world resulting in the loss of hundreds and thousands, or perhaps millions of lives.

So, an organization was formed, its name selected through online ballot. Several names were proposed; among them was Faith Freedom, which won the ballot.

Sadly, the organization did not survive. It died before it could even walk. The Islamists had a good laugh witnessing the demise of Islam critics. However, the name Faith Freedom did not die. Through consensus among the surviving members, the word ‘International’ was added and it was decided to create a new web site (FFI). Again, it was Dr Sina who took the full responsibility of the creation and maintenance of this new web site. I consider myself very lucky to be a part of this historic decision.

I remember an Indonesian reader, a professional web designer, volunteered to design FFI as a state of the art web site. It was his painstaking work of countless hours that resulted in the FFI of what it is to day. Later, many other readers who were computer professionals voluntarily worked for FFI to enhance it and up date the technology. Amongst them readily comes into mind the name ‘Doubting Thomas’ (DT) who is instrumental in restoring FFI website when Islamic vandals hijacked it and jammed it. Every time FFI has been hacked and vandalized, DT has worked diligently to restore FFI’s priceless database, and re-launch FFI with full gusto. Besides these technical volunteers, many erudite readers have also volunteered to be editors and moderators. Now FFI is practically run by volunteers.

I really admire these dedicated people who have silently contributed so much for the day-to-day operation of this web site.

The events of 9/11 changed everything. Whatever predictions Dr Sina and the small number of ex-Muslims were making, it appeared, were about to be fulfilled. The readership of FFI went up by leaps and bounds. From a humble beginning, with perhaps a couple of hundred visitors per day, FFI, today, is visited by between five and ten thousand visitors daily. Its readership has skyrocketed, judging from the e-mails I receive from every nook and corner of the world. Its membership has jumped from a mere one hundred, during its first few months of operation to more than ten thousands currently. Since July 2004 FFI has been visited by more than twelve million people. Alexa ranks it among the 24000 most popular web sites in the world.

These are great achievements for FFI, for which its readers, authors, contributors, and its voluntary workers should justifiably be proud of.

Today, FFI is no more the site of Dr Sina. FFI belongs to the entire humanity, who wants a world free of Islamist terror and bloodshed, who wants to release the vast number of innocent Muslims, who are the victims of Islam, from the dangerous doctrine. Islam is barbaric, false, and imperialistic—this is the message of FFI to the world.

I have learnt a lot from FFI. It has taught me that Islam can be defeated. It has taught me that with precise knowledge of Islam we can confront Islam at its very base. It has educated me to the fact that the most potent weapons we have to fight Islam are: the Qur’an, ahadith, sunna, sharia, and sirah. Personally, FFI has benefited me: It has motivated me to meticulously study the Qur’an, hadith, sharia and sirah. If I did not discover FFI, I doubt I would have ever bothered to look into these holy scriptures of Islam.

FFI has been instrumental in developing and fostering so many fantastic talented authors who dare to criticize Islam. I have learnt so much from these new breed of courageous, knowledgeable, and dedicated writers. These brilliant writers deserve a huge accolade from the readers. History will record these intrepid authors as the harbingers of a new era that will be free of Islam.

Perhaps the greatest strength of FFI is that it has launched a grassroot movement to demystify Islam, and to subdue Islam so that the civilization will be spared from the barbarism of Islamic incursion.

FFI is unstoppable, very soon FFI will be a household name.

Please note: the historical evolution of FFI is based on author’s memory. It may not be absolutely precise.

 

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Abul Kasem is an Bengali ex-Muslim and academic. He has contributed in Leaving Islam - Apostates Speak Out and Beyond Jihad - Critical Voices from Inside and Why We Left Islam.. He has also written extensively on Islam in various websites and is the author of five e-Books: A Complete Guide to Allah, Root of Terrorism ala Islamic Style, Sex and Sexuality in Islam, Who Authored the Quran? and Women in Islam. Mr. Kasem leaves in Sydney, Australia. He can be contacted at [email protected].


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Name: The Koran
Date: Saturday January 03, 2009
Time: 23:21:32 -0500

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The strength of Islam,the Koran, ironically, is also its weakness. Under close scrutiny its falsity and inhuman doctrine is exposed.


Name: Ilham Abdullah, ex-muslim
Date: Saturday January 03, 2009
Time: 23:44:28 -0500

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Thank you Abul for this article. Discovering Islam Watch and many other sites that honestly critique islam has re-invigorated me to continue speaking out against the fraudulent religion of islam.


Name: I Syeda Nureen,the best creation,producing the best Sura:
Date: Saturday January 03, 2009
Time: 23:55:20 -0500

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There is no allah but Dog and muhammad is his poop.Piss be upon him.


Name: Samir Dalvi
Date: Sunday January 04, 2009
Time: 01:00:38 -0500

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I was born in a country which has a pseudo secular government and law machinery. As we know Secularism means separation of Church and State. In India it means suppressing the Hindus and appeasing the Muslim fundamentalists. The Phony secular Prime minister on late 50’s Mr. Nehru had once declared special financial concessions for the Muslims who visit there annual Hajj and funded the madarsa. The net result of this phony secularism is obvious we are loosing our freedom to islamists. Mr. Sina has done a great job for exposing the murder cult of Islam.


Name: Shafee al-Zindig
Date: Sunday January 04, 2009
Time: 01:27:42 -0500

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Many thanks to all who are spreading the truth of the evil nature of Islam. Prior to encountering Islam Watch, FaithFreedomIntl, JihadWatch, etc, I used to think the problem was with me. Now I am glad to see many sane and rational people feel and think the same. My personal shahada now is "There is no allah but the one true God and Muhammad is no prophet". Keep up the good work!


Name: RE:ME
Date: Sunday January 04, 2009
Time: 13:15:47 -0500

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Isn't Answering Christianity the same website that says that a being gay is okay in Islam. I did ask my Imam the same question and the told me that the person who old me that was going to burn in the lowest hell. So watch out lil boy or girl called me, your ass is about to be toasted along with Sami's ass in hell fire.


Name: Philip Saenz
Date: Sunday January 04, 2009
Time: 17:38:09 -0500

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Mr. Abul Kasem, of course I like your essay. Anyone who fights against a cruel, barbaric, religion, like the so-called "Religion of Peace," is a hero to me. It was Mr. Ali Sina who got me started after 9/11. The first Islamic book that I studied was The Muslim War Manual, the Qur'an. Almost immediately, I could see that The Muslim War Manual did not come from the True God, the God of the Christians and Jews, the God of The Ten Commandments. I could see that the wicked Qur'an was the antithesis of Christianity. I'm a Christian, a Catholic. Whereas my Hero Jesus teaches "to love your enemies," The Muslim War Manual teaches: "Fight and kill the unbelievers wherever ye find them, take them captives, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every strategem in war." What kind of a damn religion is that? Whereas Jesus teaches peace, meekness, and humility, The Muslim War Manual teaches to "fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone,"(Sura 9 Verse 112). For what? Answer: So that the Muslims can murder each other as they are already doing whenever they get the chance. Whereas Jesus teaches us to be merciful to one another, The Muslim War Manual teaches: "Muhammad is Allah's apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers, but merciful to one another,"(Sura 48 Verse 29). That's a religion? And on and on. I'll bet I could give more than 100 examples citing the ruthlessness and wickedness of Islam, contained in The Muslim War Manual, the Qur'an, which must come from Satan and not from a Just and Merciful God. It's evident that Islam was invented for the express purpose to destroy human beings, ALL HUMAN BEINGS, INCLUDING THE MUSLIMS. Every day the Muslim Sunnahs are murdering the Muslim Shiites, and the Muslim Shiites are murdering the Muslim Sunnahs. And why are they murdering each other? Answer: The Muslim Sunnahs claim that the Muslim Shiites are "infidels," and the Muslim Shiites claim that the Muslim Sunnahs are "infidels." Man, it's crazy, but what can you do? Incidentally, since I believe that Allah is Satan, I conjoin the two names as follows: Satan/Allah or Allah/Satan. Yes, good people must stick together to fight the insidious religion of Islam for the good of humanity. So Friend, Abul Kasem, thank you for your work. Don't you dare quit.


Name: DH
Date: Monday January 05, 2009
Time: 10:44:31 -0500

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Quote from above: "Faith Freedom is a hate site Ali Sina's language towards Muslims is frequently genocidal"....Even if that were not a travesty of the truth what cause would the writer above - whose god "Allah" is an avowed genocidalist who threatens to "wipe out" the disbelievers - to complain?


Name: Walter Sieruk
Date: Monday January 05, 2009
Time: 13:48:25 -0500

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The third President of the United States,Thomas Jefferson, wrote words which are worth remembering at this time. They are "I have sworn opon the alter of God eternal hostility against every from of tyranny over themind of man."


Name: Ann
Date: Tuesday January 06, 2009
Time: 08:40:25 -0500

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So happy that you and many others have seen the light and thank you for your honest account. The world needs millions more like you but unfortunately in the Middle East, where I live due to work commitments, FFI is blocked, so the people who really need to see these accounts are banned. But the truth will out as we say in the West.


 
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