ISIS: INSTITUTE FOR THE SECULARISATION OF ISLAMIC SOCIETY
Executive Directors: Ibn Warraq and Fatemolla
We believe that Islamic society has been held back by an unwillingness to subject its beliefs, laws, and practices to critical examination, by a lack of respect for the rights of the individual, and by an unwillingness to tolerate alternative viewpoints or to engage in constructive dialogue.
The Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society (ISIS) has been formed to promote the ideas of rationalism, secularism, democracy and human rights within Islamic society.
ISIS promotes freedom of expression, freedom of thought and belief, freedom of intellectual and scientific inquiry, freedom of conscience and religion-including the freedom to change one's religion or belief-and freedom from religion: the freedom not to believe in any deity.
Statement of Principles
We share the ideals of a democratic society, and a secular state that does not endorse any religion, religious institution, or any religious dogma. The basis for its authority is in man-made law, not in religious doctrine or in divine revelation. In a theocracy of the type that Islamic fundamentalists wish to establish, sovereignty belongs to god, but in a democracy sovereignty belongs to the people. We therefore favor the firm separation of religion and state: without such a separation there can be no freedom from tyranny, and such a separation is the sine qua non for a secular state.
We believe in the primacy of the rule of law: a common civil code under which all men and women have equal protection of their rights and freedoms.
We endorse the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenants on Human Rights without qualification. We are particularly concerned to promote and protect the rights of women and those with minority beliefs: all should be equal before the law.
We are dedicated to combating fanaticism, intolerance, violent fundamentalism, and terrorism by showing the intellectual inadequacy of the fanatics' programmes, the historical inaccuracy of their claims, the philosophical poverty of their arguments, and the totalitarian nature of their thought.
We defend the right of free inquiry, and the free expression of ideas. We therefore reserve the right to examine the historical foundations of Islam, and to explain the rise and fall of Islam by the normal mechanisms of human history.
To create a network of secularists and freethinkers in Islamic countries.
To establish a women's network to provide mutual support and to highlight the plight and the achievements of women in Islamic societies.
To report on recent research findings on the origins of Islam and the Koran.
To provide an alternative source of information and comment for the media on Islamic issues.
To publicise acts of terror and oppression.
To honor the memory and promote the work and thought of those martyred in the cause of freedom of expression.
To attract writers, academics, politicians and activists as members of the institute and as contributors to the debate.
To establish a database of books, articles, and news reports; an annotated bibliography of texts of interest; and a suggested reading list.
To seek funding for institute activities, including the translation of important texts.
To publish a Web-based newsletter: "Secular Islam."
FAITH FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL
Executive Director: Dr. Ali Sina
The world was shocked to watch in disbelief the events of September 11, and the brutal slaying of the young journalist Daniel Pearl made it clear that we are facing a ruthless and an evil force. Yet what happened is nothing compared to what is still to come. This evil knows no bounds. This hatred has no limits. It is inspired by an ideology that claims to be from God. It is backed by a billion or more people. No one is safe. Anyone could become the target of this hate. We may be at the threshold of another war of a world scale.
Yes indeed, this could be the beginning of the World War III. But unlike the previous wars, the enemy in this war is invisible and our guns, tanks, and fighter jets are worthless. This is not a war between the East and the West. It is not a war between haves and have-nots. It is not even a war between Muslims and nonMuslims. It is a war between the civilized world and barbarity.
Making war against terrorism is like fighting against viruses. Terrorists are our enemies, but they can be anywhere. They are among us, they live in our lands, they work our factories and offices, and they are our neighbors. Yet they will kill us when the order comes and the.fatwa is issued. No one is safe at home or abroad. You could be used as a pawn and/or a bargaining chip and easily killed, as there are others who could replace you. Our cities, our water reservoirs, our planes, and our offices are no more safe. Why do they hate us and why do they want to kill us?
People just don't decide to become terrorists. Terrorists are motivated by a doctrine that instigates in them the hate and the will to kill. In order to combat the terrorism you have to combat their doctrine. The Quran is a book full of hate of the nonbelievers. To overlook this fact is a gross error that could cost millions of lives. Faith Freedom International was formed to combat this invisible enemy and stop Islamic terrorism by eliminating its cause.
Yes there are Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian terrorists, too. But these terrorists have chosen paths of violence despite the teachings of their religions. In Islam, terrorism is prescribed in the Quran; it is encouraged and recommended. The prophet of Islam laid the example of terror for all his followers to follow. He raided civilians, massacred his prisoners of war, raped their women, enslaved women and children, looted their belongings, assassinated his opponents, burned trees, and showed no mercy to anyone who dared to stand in his way. Muslim ter rorists are doing just that. You cannot fight Islamic terrorism without fighting Islam.
Islam marches on two feet. One foot is represented by the Islamic apologists: those who call themselves doctors and write in good English painting a lovey- dovey picture of Islam and claiming it to be a "religion of peace." The tools of these so-called intellectuals of Islam are lies and deceit. The terrorists represent the other foot of Islam. This group executes the second phase of Islamic expansionism. Though an unwary person may think that these two groups are antagonists to each other, in reality they are executing the same plan and indeed are two faces of the same coin and very much interdependent.
The Faith Freedom International is a nonprofit organization formed by mostly ex-Muslims who know too well that Islam is the root cause behind Islamic terrorism. We know that good Muslims become terrorists when they decide to practice what the Quran teaches. This organization was formed by a group of writers and common citizens to expose the lies of the Islamic propagandists and reveal the true face of Islam. We care about the world and about peace. We believe that the majority of Muslims are not aware of the truth of Islam. They are fed with lies and they have believed in those lies. They are victims themselves. But ignorance is not an excuse. The truth is out and it is up to them to learn it, just as we did, and denounce this doctrine of hate, weaken it and eradicate it before it destroys more lives.
As the first step after Faith Freedom International was formed, we issued a statement and called Muslims to rethink their beliefs. If you are a journalist, we urge you to publish it in your media, and if you are not we ask you to circulate it around (no spamming please).
Our goal is to educate the born Muslims to abandon Islam and warn the foolhardy to avoid it. There are many John Walkers and potential John Walkers that are victims of Islam and its lies. We have to stop this insanity.
Faith Freedom International is a humanist organization. We are secularists and believe in a secular society. However, we respect freedom of belief and religion. We are not against any faith. We are against hate.
Islamic terror machinery is fueled by billons of dollars. All those good Muslims who innocently support their mosques and pay their khoms and zakat, with every liter of oil that you pump into your SUV, Islamic terrorism is invigorated. Thousands of books and Web sites are spewing the lies to promote Islam, and this means more terrorism. With every new convert that falls into the trap of Islam a new potential terrorist is born. Some unscrupulous Western writers who have sold out their integrity have turned Islamic apologists, too. And our politicians have no choice but to play the political correctness game and echo the lie that "Islam is a religion of peace."
Who Is Going to Tell the Truth?
Faith Freedom International is the voice of the truth. We are dedicated to one goal and that is to expose the lies of Islam and call off its expansionist plans.
Islam is absolute darkness and therefore vulnerable to the light of the truth. However, Islam is vulnerable to truth but not to hate. Islam feeds on hate and no one can overpower Islam by hating the Muslims. Therefore efforts such as ours, who love our people and truly want to help them integrate with the rest of the world and emancipate from their backwardness, will bear fruit while hate that fundamentalists of other religions foment against Muslims will be counterproductive.
We declare Islam to be a false religion and challenge the Islamic apologists to prove us wrong. We believe Islam is evil. We believe Islam is endangering the peace of the world and the lives of every one of us including Muslims themselves. We urge the peace-loving people of the world, ex-Muslims and others, to help us fight this overgrown cult. This is indeed the fight of David against Goliath. We are a small group of people, with our own lives to run and works to do, but we are poised to face the second most spread "religion" of the world, some of whose followers are very violent who would not hesitate to kill us if they could lay their hand on us.
But we shall win. We shall win because light is more powerful than darkness and truth is more potent than lies. Islam is very powerful today. Its followers are fanatic and violent. But Islam is also vulnerable. Islam is absolute darkness and as such is very susceptible to light. Islam is founded on lies and therefore will crumble with a little blow of the truth. To fight Islamic terrorism we have to fight Islam. Islam is terrorism. This is clear by just reading few pages from the Quran. You cannot fight Islamic terrorism through military force. Billions of dollars expended for armaments will not wipe it out. The United States is giving Egypt $3 billion annually, yet every child in a Madrassa of Egypt will rise his hand when his religious teacher asks, who is willing to become a martyr by blowing himself in order to kill the American kafirs. The United States expended billions of dollars to save the Kuwait from a brutal dictator such as Saddam Hussein. Today Kuwait is adamant against the United States invading Iraq and removing that madman by force. Unbelievable as it may seem, the Kosovars are anti-American and antiWesterner even though the West waged a war to liberate them.
It would be a huge mistake if we neglect to see that the root cause of all this hate is Islam. The rise of Islamic fundamentalism that started with Islamic revolution in Iran soon inspired the rest of the Islamic world and is now rolling our planet into a total disaster.
Islamic terrorism can be eliminated only when Islam is eliminated. Just as communism fell apart from within, Islam will also collapse from within. Today it is ex-Muslims who have risen to slaughter this beast, but we need the help of the world to achieve our sacred goal.
Billions of dollars and millions of Jihadis willing to kill and die fuel Islamic expansionism. We are only a handful of writers and commoners, with nothing but the will to overcome hate and make the earth a peaceful planet.
We fight ignorance with knowledge. We are motivated by love of humanity. We endeavor to bring peace. We strive for equality of genders, for elimination of prejudices, for freedom of beliefs and expression, for democracy and for unity of humanity. Please help our cause and spread our message of love and unity.
ADVOCATES OF ARTICLE 18
Executive Directors: Armen Saginian and Syed Kamran Mirza
Address: P.O. Box 896, Glendale, CA 91209, USA
Tel.: (323) 666-4278
Fax: (323) 666-4271
We uphold the principles enshrined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights (1948):
Everyone has the right to Freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.
APOSTATES OF ISLAM
E-mail: contact via Web site, www.apostatesofislam.com/forms/contactus.htm
Philosophy, Aims, and Hopes of this Web Site
The founder of Islam, Muhammad, ordered to kill anyone who left Islam, and he did so because he knew that if an ex-Muslim was allowed to live, he would shake the beliefs of all other Muslims.
Thus, it is extremely important for ex-Muslims to come out and form a group. This Web site serves this important purpose.
All religions are man-made and defective, but Islam is currently the most destructive religion and we protest against the hatred meted out to us and nonMuslims by Islam. We will work to expose the truth about Islam and help to relieve mankind of this destructive, harmful cult, which threatens peace on Earth.
We do not hate Muslims, but we do hate Islam. Muslims do not know the evil nature of Islam and do not want to know because they are afraid of Islam's imaginary hellfire. Nowadays, it is not safe to come out in the open and claim to have left Islam, but we must start revealing ourselves and the start of this revelation is this Web site, the growing online community of ex-Muslims.
As a reminder to Muslims who have difficulty in believing our claim of being former Muslims, it is important for them to note that Muhammad himself knew of people who had left Islam and he ordered them to be killed. So. ironically, for Muslims to refuse to believe that we left Islam is to disbelieve an important part of Islamic tradition, Hadith, which renders these Muslims apostates!
So, all Muslims must believe that we have left Islam, or else they could be committing the sin of "unbelief," i.e., kufr, and thus will be most likely punished in (imaginary) hellfire.