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Freethought in the Islamic World (Speaker: Ibn Warraq)

Date:
Sunday, April 28
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Commons Cafe
388 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 US

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Organized by:
Center for Inquiry-New York City

Description:

CFI is delighted to host Islamic scholar, author and critic, Ibn Warraq, as he speaks on the topic, “Islamic Freethought and its Influence on Western Freethought.” This is bound to be a fascinating talk that will challenge the presumptions of skeptics and believers alike.

Join us at the Brooklyn Commons Cafe, easily accessible via A,C,G,2,and 3 lines, and grab a pastry or coffee of your choice to go along with the talk.

If you are not familiar with Ibn Warraq, check him out on YouTube, for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7U_QlIrTgI. By way of an official introduction…

IBN WARRAQ, studied Arabic and Persian at the University of Edinburgh, and is the best-selling author of Why I am not a Muslim (1995).This book was a warning to the West about the dangers of giving into the unreasonable demands of Muslims living in the West. Since 1998, Ibn Warraq has edited several books of Koranic criticism, and on the origins of Islam (e.g.The Origins of the Koran, 1998.) Ibn Warraq ’s Defending the West. A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism, 2007,was described as “a glorious work of scholarship, and it is going to contribute mightily to modernizing the way we think about Western civilization and the rest of the world.” Ibn Warraq is at present Senior Research Fellow at the Westminister Institute, in Virginia.