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Published in today’s Indland Jyllands-Posten (Denmark):

MANIFESTO: Together facing the new totalitarianism

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.

Like all totalitarianisms, Islamism is nurtured by fears and frustrations. The hate preachers bet on these feelings in order to form battalions destined to impose a liberticidal and unegalitarian world. But we clearly and firmly state: nothing, not even despair, justifies the choice of obscurantism, totalitarianism and hatred. Islamism is a reactionary ideology which kills equality, freedom and secularism wherever it is present. Its success can only lead to a world of domination: man’s domination of woman, the Islamists’ domination of all the others. To counter this, we must assure universal rights to oppressed or discriminated people.

We reject « cultural relativism », which consists in accepting that men and women of Muslim culture should be deprived of the right to equality, freedom and secular values in the name of respect for cultures and traditions. We refuse to renounce our critical spirit out of fear of being accused of “Islamophobia”, an unfortunate concept which confuses criticism of Islam as a religion with stigmatisation of its believers.

We plead for the universality of freedom of expression, so that a critical spirit may be exercised on all continents, against all abuses and all dogmas.

We appeal to democrats and free spirits of all countries that our century should be one of Enlightenment, not of obscurantism.

12 signatures

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Chahla Chafiq
Caroline Fourest
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Irshad Manji
Mehdi Mozaffari
Maryam Namazie
Taslima Nasreen
Salman Rushdie
Antoine Sfeir
Philippe Val
Ibn Warraq

Thanks to Michelle Malkin who has A MANIFESTO AGAINST ISLAMISM

Danish blogger Agora reports: The manifesto “will be brought in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo tomorrow, Wednesday. Charlie Hebdo has urged other papers to print it, as a show of solidarity.”

Show Sammenhold! Spread the word far and wide.

Early blog reax:


Rusty Shackleford
: “Add my name.”
Atlas Shrugged: “Heads are gonna roll…no pun intended.”
No Pasaran!: File under freedom
Stockholm Spectator: Riots to follow, no doubt
Vince Aut Morire: I’ll Take Your Fatwa And Raise You A Manifesto
Johan Norberg: Against the New Totalitarians

Ok, Michelle, Flap is in!

SOLIDARITY

The twelve brave individuals who signed the MANIFESTO:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, from somilian origin, is member of Dutch parliement, member of the liberal party VVD. Writter of the film Submission which caused the assasination of Theo Van Gogh by an islamist in november 2004, she lives under police protection.

Chahla Chafiq
Chahla Chafiq, writer from iranian origin, exiled in France is a novelist and an essayist. She’s the author of “Le nouvel homme islamiste , la prison politique en Iran ” (2002). She also wrote novels such as “Chemins et brouillard” (2005).

Caroline Fourest
Essayist, editor in chief of Prochoix (a review who defend liberties against dogmatic and integrist ideologies), author of several reference books on « laicité » and fanatism : Tirs Croisés : la laïcité à l’épreuve des intégrismes juif, chrétien et musulman (with Fiammetta Venner), Frère Tariq : discours, stratégie et méthode de Tariq Ramadan, et la Tentation obscurantiste (Grasset, 2005). She receieved the National prize of laicité in 2005.

Bernard-Henri Lévy
French philosoph, born in Algeria, engaged against all the XXth century « ism » (Fascism, antisemitism, totalitarism, terrorism), he is the author of La Barbarie à visage humain, L’Idéologie française, La Pureté dangereuse, and more recently American Vertigo.

Irshad Manji
Irshad Manji is a Fellow at Yale University and the internationally best-selling author of “The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith” (en francais: “Musulmane Mais Libre”). She speaks out for free expression based on the Koran itself. Née en Ouganda, elle a fui ce pays avec sa famille musulmane d’origine indienne à l’âge de quatre ans et vit maintenant au Canada, où ses émissions et ses livres connaissent un énorme succès.

Mehdi Mozaffari
Mehdi Mozaffari, professor from iranian origin and exiled in Denmark, is the author of several articles and books on islam and islamism such as : Authority in Islam: From Muhammad to Khomeini, Fatwa: Violence and Discourtesy and Glaobalization and Civilizations.

Maryam Namazie
Writer, TV International English producer; Director of the Worker-communist Party of Iran’s International Relations; and 2005 winner of the National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year award.

Taslima Nasreen
Taslima Nasreen is born in Bangladesh. Doctor, her positions defending women and minorities brought her in trouble with a comittee of integrist called « Destroy Taslima » and to be persecuted as « apostate »

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is the author of nine novels, including Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses and, most recently, Shalimar the Clown. He has received many literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, Germany’s Author of the Year Award, the European Union’s Aristeion Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize for Literature, the Premio Mantova, and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. He is a Commandeur of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres, an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.I.T., and the president of PEN American Center. His books have been translated into over 40 languages.

Philippe Val
Director of publication of Charlie Hebdo (Leftwing french newspaper who have republished the cartoons on the prophet Muhammad by solidarity with the danish citizens targeted by islamists).

Ibn Warraq

Ibn Warraq , author notably of Why I am Not a Muslim ; Leaving Islam : Apostates Speak Out ; and The Origins of the Koran , is at present Research Fellow at a New York Institute conducting philological and historical research into the Origins of Islam and its Holy Book.

Antoine Sfeir :
Born in Lebanon, christian, Antoine Sfeir choosed french nationality to live in an universalist and « laïc » (real secular) country. He is the director of Les cahiers de l’Orient and has published several reference books on islamism such as Les réseaux d’Allah (2001) et Liberté, égalité, Islam : la République face au communautarisme (2005).

Spread the Word……

Write and ask these newspapers to print and sign the Manifesto:

New York Times


Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

Oh, and don’t bet the farm on a favorable reply………

Previous:

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Pakistani Children – “Hang Those Who Insulted the Prophet”


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protests Continue in Pakistan


Muhammad Caricature Watch: “Death to America”

Muhammad Caricature Watch: German Court Convicts Man for Insulting Islam

Muhammad Caricature Watch: The Vatican URGES Islamic Countries to Reciprocate by Showing More Tolerance toward Their Christian Minorities

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Malaysia Reprimands Newspaper for Lampoon Muhammad Caricature Cartoon

Cox & Forkum: Toonophobia

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protesters Rally in Pakistan and Iraq

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Christian Anti-Muslim Riot in Nigeria Turns Deadly

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Afghan Students – “If They Abuse the Prophet of Islam Again We Will All Become Al Qaeda”

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Islamic Radicals Call for More Protests


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Map of Cartoon Riots After the Publication of Caricatures of Muhammad

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Saudi Papers Print Danish Editor’s Apology

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Weekend Protests in Pakistan “Spinning Out of Control”


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Muslims Protesting Muhammad Caricatures Storm United States Embassy in Indonesia

Muhammad Caricature Watch: London Protest of Muhammad Caricatures Draws 15,000

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Nigerian Muslims Protesting Muhammad Caricatures Attack Christians and Burn Churches


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli Wears Muhammad Caricature T-Shirt – Italian Embassy Burned

Muhammad Caricature Watch: A Demonstration in Libya Has Left Nine Dead and the Italian Consulate Ablaze

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Pakistani Cleric Offers Money and Car for Anyone who kills the Danish Cartoonist Who Drew Prophet Muhammad – Now $ 1 Million

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Pakistani Cleric Offers Money and Car for Anyone who kills the Danish Cartoonist Who Drew Prophet Muhammad


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Muhammad Caricature Watch: The FLAP Over Publication of Muhammad Caricatures on the Internet

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Editor of University of Illinois Student Newspaper Suspended for Printing Cartoons Depicting the Prophet Muhammad

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Thousands of Protesters Rampage in 2 Pakistani Cities

Cox & Forkum on the Muhammad Caricatures: Overboard


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Pakistan Police Gas Students Protesting Caricatures

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condolezza Rice – Muslim Outrage Could “Spin Out of Control”

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Denmark Withdraws Diplomats from Iran and Indonesia

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Thousands Protest Against Prophet Drawings

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Internet T-Shirt Vendor, MetroSpy, Profits from Muhammad Caricature Conflict

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Muslim Leaders Urge Calm


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Are Extemists Fanning Caricature Outrage?

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Egypt and the Muhammad Caricatures


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran and Syria Stoking Anger – The Response


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran and Syria Stoking Anger

Muhammad Caricature Watch: President Bush and King Abdullah of Jordan Urge an End to Violence over Muhammad Caricatures

Cox & Forkum: Western Dhimmitude

Muhammad Caricature Watch: French Weekly Charlie Hebdo Reprints Muhammad Caricatures

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Muslim Threatened Norwegian Pressman Continues to Defend the Right to Publish Offensive Material


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Demonstrators Attack Norwegian Embassy in Tehran, Iran

Muhammad Caricature Watch: 4 Killed In Afghanistan in Caricature Bloodshed

Muhammad Caricature Watch: A Right to Blasphemy


Muhammad Caricature Watch: New Protests Erupt Around the World


Muhammad Caricature Watch: The False Cartoons and Danish Imams


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Angry Demonstrators Set Danish Consulate in Beirut Ablaze

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Syrian Protesters Set Danish Embassy Ablaze Over Cartoon


Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protests Over Muhammad Drawings Intensify

Muhammad Caricature Watch: Anger Over Cartoons of Muhammad Escalates

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  2. Manifesto Against Islam

    Solidarity. The 12 people who wrote and signed this document know very well the risk they take. We need to send a clear message that they don’t stand alone.

  3. The Manifesto Against The New Islamic Totalitarianism

    Freedom of expression is our western heritage and we must defend it or it will die from totalitarian attacks….The manifesto below will be published in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo today. Philippe Val @ Charlie Hebdo has urged other papers to print…

  4. Manifesto against Islamic totalitarianism

    A dozen bold intellectuals have put together an important document that speaks out against Islamic totalitarianism, published in the Jyllands-Posten (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

  5. Gabriel A. Levicky says:

    Check my site http://www.tortureneverstops.blogspot.com as well as http://www.religiousfreaks.com and the Israeli Holocaust cartoons contest on: http://www.boomka.org

  6. Agora says:

    Support the Manifesto online by signing this petition.

    The Manifesto I covered in this post can now be supported online at this site. Don’t wait. Sign today. It’s target audience is the White House and the United Nations. I now ask all those bloggers who reposted this Manifesto to spread …

  7. Agora says:

    The Quran reported to the Police

    It seems the Quran is under indictment in Germany. This entry will be updated. The article below is from Jyllands-Posten today:
    The Quran reported to the Police
    By Kent Olsen, correspondent to Jyllands-Posten

    A broad alliance of grass-roots movemen…

  8. Agora says:

    The Manifesto of Freedom

    Though I disagree with the leader of the Danish People’s Party on many points, I must say that there is more sense in her than in all the Social Democrats in Denmark put together. I bring to you here her weekly newsletter, translated from Danish…

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