Writings by Topic: Freethinking & Muslim apostasy

Middle East Forum Blog
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The Two Faces of Al Azhar Coptic Solidarity July 20, 2016
Egypt's Top "Moderate" Cleric: Apostasy a "Crime" Punishable by Death Coptic Solidarity June 24, 2016
Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
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How Twitter Saved Life of Saudi Rebel Who Rejected Islam Toronto Sun January 8, 2019
Egyptian Islamists Fight Back on Screen Middle East Quarterly Winter 2019
Moderate Islam Falters in the Face of Silicon Valley Censorship National Review Online June 18, 2018
Liberalism In The Middle East: An Irreversible Trend World Affairs Journal June 6, 2018
"Islamophobic" Cartoons from the Arab World Raymondibrahim.com April 26, 2018
Why Does ISIS Kill Muslims? FrontPage Magazine November 27, 2017
Should the U.S. Military Stay in Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2017
An Islamist Bounty on My Head The Toronto Sun February 22, 2017
Death Threats Are Nothing New for Muslim Reformers The Toronto Sun January 10, 2017
Hirsi Ali shines in Debate on Islam The Toronto Sun April 19, 2016
Here's the Real War within Islam The Toronto Sun October 6, 2015
Losing Ground in Iraq, ISIS Pushes Farther into Syria PJ Media April 9, 2015
Interview: Ibn Warraq on the Judeo-Christian Sources of the Koran Breitbart September 29, 2014
New Islamic Caliphate Declares Jihad on … Muslims FrontPage Magazine July 18, 2014
Danish Muslim Apostate Faces Hate Speech Charges FrontPageMagazine.com January 2, 2014
Many Things Rotten in Denmark FrontPageMagazine.com November 13, 2013
Geneva Conference Moves Toward Criminalizing "Islamophobia" FrontPageMagazine.com October 22, 2013
International 'Islamophobia' Conference Promotes Sharia Agenda Breitbart September 28, 2013
United Nations' War on Free Speech Continues FrontPageMagazine.com September 6, 2013
Arab MK's Sharia Blasphemy Demand on Israel American Thinker August 23, 2013
Undaunted: Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's Fight for Free Speech FrontPageMagazine.com July 5, 2013
EU Challenges the UN and OIC on Press Freedom American Thinker June 18, 2013
Islamophobia Comes to Canberra Gatestone Institute May 31, 2013
Wilders in Australia and the "Islamic Problem" - Part II May 29, 2013
Catholic Cardinal Calls for End to Blasphemy Laws FrontPageMagazine.com May 21, 2013
The Media's Muhammad Blackout Defers Again to Islam FrontPageMagazine.com May 10, 2013
Silencing Speech on Islam American Thinker May 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 Blaze December 31, 2012
Case Against 'Innocence of Muslims' Filmmaker Raises Eyebrows The Blaze November 19, 2012
Post-Mortem on the Muhammad Protests National Review Online October 2, 2012
How 'Religious Defamation' Laws Would Ban Islam FrontPageMagazine.com September 26, 2012
Mocking Muhammad Is Not Hate Speech FoxNews.com September 24, 2012
A Muhammad Cartoon a Day FoxNews.com September 21, 2012
Rampaging Islamists The Washington Times September 19, 2012
Another Islamist Assault, Another Western Cringe Boston Herald September 13, 2012
Egypt: Kill a Christian, Collect a Reward Gatestone Institute September 4, 2012
More on the Slaughtered Convert to Christianity Jihad Watch June 5, 2012
Graphic Video: Muslims Slaughter Convert to Christianity in Tunisia Gatestone Institute June 4, 2012
Salafi Leader: No Freedom in Islam; Apostates Must be Persecuted Jihad Watch June 1, 2012
U.S. Leads Effort to Criminalize Free Speech Gatestone Institute May 16, 2012
Once Again, Islamists Bully Europe on Free Speech PJ Media November 19, 2011
Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, and Islam The American Spectator November 7, 2011
Islamism's Predictability Jihad Watch October 6, 2011
David Letterman gets it exactly right The Daily Caller October 3, 2011
A Tale of Two Apostasies Jihad Watch September 16, 2011
Destroying One Koran vs. Destroying Many Christians FrontPageMagazine.com April 8, 2011
Should We Blame a Florida Pastor for Deaths in Afghanistan? FoxNews.com April 6, 2011
Dueling Fatwas The Washington Times October 5, 2010
Two Decades of the Rushdie Rules Commentary October 2010
It's Time to Fight Back Against Death Threats by Islamic Extremists Los Angeles Times September 27, 2010
"Rushdie Rules" Reach Florida The Washington Times September 21, 2010
The Strange - and Tragic - Case of Nagla Imam Pajamas Media July 15, 2010
What Did You Say About Muhammad?! Pajamas Media May 12, 2010
Dissident Watch: Mohammed Hegazy Middle East Quarterly Winter 2010
How to Discuss Religion Without Appeasing Tyrants Pajamas Media April 14, 2009
The United Islamist Nations American Spectator December 4, 2008
To Ban a Book FrontPageMagazine.com December 3, 2008
Fear Stalks Muslim Apostates in the West American Thinker August 3, 2008
Mohamed Sifaoui: "I Consider Islamism to Be Fascism" Middle East Quarterly Spring 2008
Naser Khader and Flemming Rose: Reflections on the Danish Cartoon Controversy Middle East Quarterly Fall 2007
Salman Rushdie and British Backbone New York Sun June 26, 2007
Is Tariq Ramadan Lying [about Magdi Allam]? FrontPageMagazine.com March 5, 2007
After the Danish Cartoon Controversy Middle East Quarterly Winter 2007
Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict New York Sun September 26, 2006
Pope Benedict Criticizes Islam [in Regensburg] New York Sun September 19, 2006
Those Danish Cartoons and Me New York Sun February 21, 2006
How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations] New York Sun February 14, 2006
The Clash to End All Clashes? National Review Online February 7, 2006
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism New York Sun February 7, 2006
[Khalid Durán] An American Rushdie? Jerusalem Post July 4, 2001
"How Dare You Defame Islam" Commentary November 1999
Salman Rushdie's Delusion, and Ours Commentary December 1998
Is Salman Rushdie a Free Man? Policywatch October 2, 1998
The Rushdie Rules Middle East Quarterly June 1998
[Hebron Pig Poster Incident:] How Clinton Adheres to the 'Rushdie Rules' Forward July 25, 1997
[Turkey vs. Iran and] Islam's Intramural Struggle National Interest Spring 1994
MEF in the Media
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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Free Speech Implications of a Proposed Ban on "Islamophobia" Hudson Institute January 17, 2014
Audio, Video and Transcripts
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Islamists' Twin Assault on Free Speech MEF Wire October 28, 2010
Press Releases
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Legal Project Part of Chorus of Opposition to UN Resolutions Banning Defamation of Religion November 12, 2009