Secular Islam

Apr 12th, 2007, in World, by

The "Secular Islam" movement.

In St. Petersburg, Florida, USA in March 2007 a group of secular minded Muslims held a summit in which a declaration was signed stating that there is now:

a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free and the unfree.

and

There is a noble future for Islam as a personal faith, not a political doctrine.

Some well known names who put their signatures down on The St. Petersburg Declaration, included Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, founder of the group "Arabs for Israel"; Wafa Sultan, Magdi Allam, who writes in the Italian press; Mithal al-Alusi, an Iraqi legislator who visited Israel and whose two sons were murdered afterwards; Nibras Kazimi, an American Iraqi journalist, the Pakistani Ibn Warraq, author of Why I am not a Muslim, and Amir Taheri, an Iranian exile.

The Washington Times called the St. Petersburg Declaration a "document of historic significance" but noted that: Washington Times

American federal government officials treated the conference and its noble delegates with disdain.


2 Comments on “Secular Islam”

  1. avatar Ismayanto Prihandariyanto says:

    Oh poor secular Muslims! You are not secular enough cause you are however still Muslims, when will you invite Walid Shobat to join?
    When will this site talk about Noam Chomsky, (great scientist) Binyamin Gonen, Dov Khenin, and Tamar Gozansky – Jews for palestine?
    I think we need not only secular Muslims, but also SECULAR JEWS or SECULAR CHRISTIAN. OK my bro, Mr Patung?

  2. avatar cokk says:

    i though spirit of starting secular and the secularism, now, is only in Islam. as the other two religion already secular. Secular is a manner, or, maybe philosophy to live by putting religion and your daily attitude separated. But it needs power (a country) to do that. And if it is not, the one who practice secular is just a sinner. Different, heh?

    So to promote secularism unto moslem, the secularist start it with a lot of views-changing and pointed their view to moslem. Like liberalism, feminism (gender equality), freedom (not to wear jilbab for moslem women), and much more.

    nowdays, most of moslem do their pray and Hajj, but, that’s all. They leave the main spirit of Islam itself.

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