Writings by Topic: Freethinking & Muslim apostasy

Press Releases
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The 10 Most Widely Read Middle East Forum Articles of 2021 News from the Middle East ForumJanuary 6, 2022
Legal Project Part of Chorus of Opposition to UN Resolutions Banning Defamation of Religion November 12, 2009
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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Dr. Zuhdi Jasser: Congress' Potentially Most Important New Member The Washington TimesJune 3, 2024
Western Jihadis Energized by October 7 Massacre Focus on Western IslamismApril 9, 2024
Islamists in France and UK Call for Murder of FWI Contributor Focus on Western IslamismAugust 19, 2023
CAIR's Support for Parents Opposed to 'LGBT' Curriculum Reflects Move Away from Fake Progressive Stance Focus on Western IslamismAugust 2, 2023
Why Did UK Open Its Doors to Bangladesh's Most Dangerous Islamist? Focus on Western IslamismJune 23, 2023
The Iran Revolt Has Sustainable Momentum: What Happens Next? The Jerusalem ReportJanuary 28, 2023
Who Will Celebrate World Hijab Day This Year? Investigative Project on TerrorismJanuary 24, 2023
The Inside Story of the U.S. Pastor Held Hostage by Turkey The Jerusalem PostNovember 19, 2022
Germany Refuses Asylum for Muslim Apostate who Faces Death in Iran The StreamOctober 10, 2022
Iran's Morality Police Kill Young Woman, Spurring Protests The Jerusalem PostSeptember 16, 2022
Shari'a Still Rules Libya and Egypt: Death for Apostasy PJ MediaSeptember 13, 2022
Reflections on the Rushdie Stabbing The Toronto SunAugust 24, 2022
Why the Death Edict on Salman Rushdie? The National InterestAugust 23, 2022
Michigan Imam Serves Tehran Regime as He's Fêted by U.S. Politicians Focus on Western IslamismAugust 17, 2022
Sisi vs. the Islamists: A Battle of Ideas American ThinkerMarch 2, 2022
A Death Sentence in Pakistan for WhatsApp Blasphemy The Toronto SunJanuary 26, 2022
Potty Mouth Islamists PJ MediaDecember 22, 2021
Will Islam Survive Islamism? The Washington TimesNovember 15, 2021
Atheism among Muslims Is "Spreading Like Wildfire" The National InterestSeptember 19, 2021
When Muslims Leave the Faith The Wall Street JournalAugust 6, 2020
Islamic Reform? Top Muslim University Says 'No' American ThinkerFebruary 16, 2020
Western Governments Play a Key Role in Successful Honor Killing Escapes The Investigative Project on TerrorismFebruary 11, 2020
How Twitter Saved Life of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam Toronto SunJanuary 8, 2019
Moderate Islam Falters in the Face of Silicon Valley Censorship National Review OnlineJune 18, 2018
Liberalism In The Middle East: An Irreversible Trend World Affairs JournalJune 6, 2018
"Islamophobic" Cartoons from the Arab World Raymondibrahim.comApril 26, 2018
Why Does ISIS Kill Muslims? FrontPage MagazineNovember 27, 2017
Should the U.S. Military Stay in Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem PostNovember 26, 2017
An Islamist Bounty on My Head The Toronto SunFebruary 22, 2017
Death Threats Are Nothing New for Muslim Reformers The Toronto SunJanuary 10, 2017
Hirsi Ali shines in Debate on Islam The Toronto SunApril 19, 2016
Here's the Real War within Islam The Toronto SunOctober 6, 2015
Losing Ground in Iraq, ISIS Pushes Farther into Syria PJ MediaApril 9, 2015
Interview: Ibn Warraq on the Judeo-Christian Sources of the Koran BreitbartSeptember 29, 2014
New Islamic Caliphate Declares Jihad on … Muslims FrontPage MagazineJuly 18, 2014
Danish Muslim Apostate Faces Hate Speech Charges FrontPageMagazine.comJanuary 2, 2014
Many Things Rotten in Denmark FrontPageMagazine.comNovember 13, 2013
Geneva Conference Moves Toward Criminalizing "Islamophobia" FrontPageMagazine.comOctober 22, 2013
International 'Islamophobia' Conference Promotes Sharia Agenda BreitbartSeptember 28, 2013
United Nations' War on Free Speech Continues FrontPageMagazine.comSeptember 6, 2013
Arab MK's Sharia Blasphemy Demand on Israel American ThinkerAugust 23, 2013
Undaunted: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's Fight for Free Speech FrontPageMagazine.comJuly 5, 2013
EU Challenges the UN and OIC on Press Freedom American ThinkerJune 18, 2013
Islamophobia Comes to Canberra Gatestone InstituteMay 31, 2013
Wilders in Australia and the "Islamic Problem" - Part II May 29, 2013
Catholic Cardinal Calls for End to Blasphemy Laws FrontPageMagazine.comMay 21, 2013
The Media's Muhammad Blackout Defers Again to Islam FrontPageMagazine.comMay 10, 2013
Silencing Speech on Islam American ThinkerMay 4, 2013
Wilders in Australia and the "Islamic Problem" - Part I March 14, 2013
Did European Governments Overreact to a New 'Anti-Islam' Film? The BlazeDecember 31, 2012
Case Against 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Raises Eyebrows The BlazeNovember 19, 2012
Post-Mortem on the Muhammad Protests National Review OnlineOctober 2, 2012
How 'Religious Defamation' Laws Would Ban Islam FrontPageMagazine.comSeptember 26, 2012
Mocking Muhammad Is Not Hate Speech FoxNews.comSeptember 24, 2012
A Muhammad Cartoon a Day FoxNews.comSeptember 21, 2012
Rampaging Islamists The Washington TimesSeptember 19, 2012
Another Islamist Assault, Another Western Cringe Boston HeraldSeptember 13, 2012
Egypt: Kill a Christian, Collect a Reward Gatestone InstituteSeptember 4, 2012
More on the Slaughtered Convert to Christianity Jihad WatchJune 5, 2012
Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter Convert to Christianity in Tunisia Gatestone InstituteJune 4, 2012
Salafi Leader: No Freedom in Islam; Apostates Must be Persecuted Jihad WatchJune 1, 2012
U.S. Leads Effort to Criminalize Free Speech Gatestone InstituteMay 16, 2012
Once Again, Islamists Bully Europe on Free Speech PJ MediaNovember 19, 2011
Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, and Islam The American SpectatorNovember 7, 2011
Islamism's Predictability Jihad WatchOctober 6, 2011
David Letterman gets it exactly right The Daily CallerOctober 3, 2011
A Tale of Two Apostasies Jihad WatchSeptember 16, 2011
Destroying One Koran vs. Destroying Many Christians FrontPageMagazine.comApril 8, 2011
Should We Blame a Florida Pastor for Deaths in Afghanistan? FoxNews.comApril 6, 2011
Dueling Fatwas The Washington TimesOctober 5, 2010
Two Decades of the Rushdie Rules CommentaryOctober 2010
It's Time to Fight Back Against Death Threats by Islamic Extremists Los Angeles TimesSeptember 27, 2010
"Rushdie Rules" Reach Florida The Washington TimesSeptember 21, 2010
The Strange - and Tragic - Case of Nagla Imam Pajamas MediaJuly 15, 2010
What Did You Say About Muhammad?! Pajamas MediaMay 12, 2010
How to Discuss Religion Without Appeasing Tyrants Pajamas MediaApril 14, 2009
The United Islamist Nations American SpectatorDecember 4, 2008
To Ban a Book FrontPageMagazine.comDecember 3, 2008
Fear Stalks Muslim Apostates in the West American ThinkerAugust 3, 2008
Salman Rushdie and British Backbone New York SunJune 26, 2007
Is Tariq Ramadan Lying [about Magdi Allam]? FrontPageMagazine.comMarch 5, 2007
Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict New York SunSeptember 26, 2006
Pope Benedict Criticizes Islam [in Regensburg] New York SunSeptember 19, 2006
Those Danish Cartoons and Me New York SunFebruary 21, 2006
How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations] New York SunFebruary 14, 2006
The Clash to End All Clashes? National Review OnlineFebruary 7, 2006
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism New York SunFebruary 7, 2006
[Khalid Durán] An American Rushdie? Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2001
"How Dare You Defame Islam" CommentaryNovember 1999
Salman Rushdie's Delusion, and Ours CommentaryDecember 1998
Is Salman Rushdie a Free Man? PolicywatchOctober 2, 1998
[Hebron Pig Poster Incident:] How Clinton Adheres to the 'Rushdie Rules' ForwardJuly 25, 1997
[Turkey vs. Iran and] Islam's Intramural Struggle National InterestSpring 1994
Articles in Middle East Quarterly
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Egyptian Islamists Fight Back on Screen Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2019
Dissident Watch: Mohammed Hegazy Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Mohamed Sifaoui: "I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism" Middle East QuarterlySpring 2008
Naser Khader and Flemming Rose: Reflections on the Danish Cartoon Controversy Middle East QuarterlyFall 2007
After the Danish Cartoon Controversy Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
The Rushdie Rules Middle East QuarterlyJune 1998
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Leaving the Allah Delusion Behind: Atheism and Freethought in Islam Middle East QuarterlySpring 2022
Moving In and Out of Islam Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2022
Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide Middle East QuarterlyFall 2012
Coffee with the Prophet: A 21st Century Encounter with the Prophet of Islam Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2010
Pour Rushdie: Cent intellectuels arabes et musulmans pour la liberté d'expression Middle East QuarterlyJune 1994
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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Islamists' Twin Assault on Free Speech MEF WireOctober 28, 2010
MEF in the Media
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Daniel Pipes on Ex-Muslims, the New Challenge Islam Has Never Faced Before FrontPageDecember 28, 2021
Daniel Pipes: Muslim Apostasy a Challenge "Such as Islam Has Never Faced" The Dinesh D'Souza PodcastDecember 22, 2021
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Free Speech Implications of a Proposed Ban on "Islamophobia" Hudson InstituteJanuary 17, 2014
Middle East Forum Blog
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2021's Biggest Hits at DanielPipes.org DanielPipes.orgJanuary 5, 2022
2020's Biggest Hits at DanielPipes.org DanielPipes.orgJanuary 2, 2021
The Two Faces of Al Azhar Coptic SolidarityJuly 20, 2016
Egypt's Top "Moderate" Cleric: Apostasy a "Crime" Punishable by Death Coptic SolidarityJune 24, 2016
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Asad Noor: Why Western Islamists Want to Murder Me Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 8, 2023
Abdulrahman Bindamnan: Reflecting on My Islamic Education Middle East Forum WebinarMarch 24, 2023
Leaving Islam, Becoming Canadian: Yasmine Mohammed's Struggle for Freedom Middle East Forum WebinarAugust 15, 2022
Daniel Haqiqatjou: Why Islam Is the Solution to 'Liberalism' Middle East Forum WebinarMay 27, 2022
Mark Durie on Islam's Crisis of Apostasy Middle East Forum WebinarSeptember 13, 2020