Another Fake Ex-Muslim? You Decide

Islam in New Zealand book launch, 2007. Young ...

According to the person running the  youtube page promoting Zaki Ameen and his books on Islam, Zaki Ameen is a former Muslim Imam, who has left Islam and has decided to educate us Muslims and non-Muslims about the evils of the religion of Islam. A religion whose book and everything else was fabricated by the Prophet(alayhi salam), not divinely revealed, according to him.

We spoke about the fake ex-Muslim phenomenon earlier, but here I would like to summarize some of its dimensions:

1. Fake former Muslims are used to deceive unsuspecting Muslims who are not knowledgeable about Islam. It is a tactic that makes Muslims more open to the proselytizing efforts of Missionaries, thus making them prime for conversion. Dramatizations using actors pretending to be ex-Muslims are used as authorities on Islam. Anyone with a cursory familiarity recognizes the deceptiveness of this tactic.

2. Muslims who are either very secular and not very knowledgeable or are non-practicing/cultural Muslims, meaning Muslims in name only, are propped up as experts on Islam. Further scrutiny reveals  their “criticism” of Islam to be lifted, sometimes verbatim, from anti-Muslim ideologues, websites, books , and other materials.

3. Obvious frauds who were never Muslim are trotted out as experts on Islam, ostensibly providing the audience with an insider’s view of the reality of Islam. Further investigation reveals the falsity of their claims. Islamophobia seems to be big business on the way to being socially mainstream, yet time and time again we have seen these so-called Muslims exposed as frauds, so-called experts who can’t even get fundamental facts about Islam straight. Examples include atheist Wafa Sultan who is an atheist raised as an Alawi, pretending to be Muslim; Mehmet Ergun Caner trying to pretend to speak Arabic to unsuspecting American audiences, deceiving them to the contents of Qur’an, hadith, and bungling simple details that a 3-year-old Muslim child would get right; Walid Shoebat pretending to be a former terrorist, exposed as a liar about his extremist past; and Mark A. Gabriel, a supposed former Al-Azhar scholar and imam, who lifts Orientalist and Christian Missionary polemics and misinformation almost verbatim.

4. In an ongoing effort to present Extremist Muslims as representative of normative Islam, we are presented with former extremists, who all of a sudden are to be considered ‘alim. Since when is extremism(ghuluw) Islam?

5. Anonymous supposed ex-Muslims such as “Ibn Warraq” and “Dr” “Ali Sina” are presented as experts on Islam. The dangers of steeping outside the tradition of Islam in order to understand it are well-known, as it invariably leads to extremism of many types, but how are we really sure that anonymous people claiming to be former Muslims, displaying a serious lack of knowledge of Islam and scholarly credentials, were really ever Muslims?

Our next video will be exposing the fake former ex-Muslim par excellence Mumin Salih and his hate site.

In the video below there is a link to the hate site that promotes this alleged former imam; if you go to the youtube site and type the name Zaki Ameen you will find a link to the site promoting his books and ideas about Islam. I will not post it here in keeping with my rules about not posting to any anti-Muslim hate sites/pages of anti-Muslim propaganda. In the interest of fairness and not closing off discourse, however,  avoiding keeping things on-sided, I have provided a way for you to search for the information yourself. Which type of former “muslim” does Zaki Ameen appear to be? You decide.

Don’t forget to go to the youtube page itself and read the comments because it seems that Islamophobia, while being denied to even exist by the Islamophobes , is ubiquitous on the internet on sites like youtube and many others.

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31 Responses to Another Fake Ex-Muslim? You Decide

  1. Andrew Pelt says:

    Cool article! I think I will come back day!

  2. V says:

    You muslims always deny the truth…you lie just to make islam look good,islam was based on killing and conquring, there is no peace in islam… You cover your women so you muslim males dont lust over them because you cant control yourselves but yet when you die you get blissful virgins in paradise! .. At least jesus respected women and he taught nothing but peace and love and jesus left us the holy spirit to guide us on earth while mohammad left you the sword to commit sinful deds.

    • shahid says:

      This Fake former muslim wants us the real muslim to be become misguided like them this is never gonna happen Islam is religion of harmony and peace with fastest growing rate.
      Hats off to Islam

      • Muslim says:

        May Allah bless you brother.

      • non muslim who actually read the quran and islamic lore says:

        That’s a blunt lie without any real knowledge about Islam,
        The Quran Surat Al-tawbah verse 29: tells “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”
        Do not lie, at least be truthful on your own religion, If you’ll say “we need to revise some of islam teaching” I’ll say “ok, here is a trully peaceful person” but I know Islam well I read the quran, and some of the hadith so don’t lie.
        in the hadith (sahih Al Bukari): “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.””
        http://sunnah.com/bukhari/56#139

        so don’t lie and be direct…

        • Do you speak, read, and write Arabic..are you an `alim? This is another major claim made by Islamophobes.. “I know all about Islam” they declare, but they invariably know less than the Extremists Muslims. Would you like to contextualize the two quotes you posted, with the Arabic and the tafassir of both the ayah and the narration?

    • Daniel says:

      A tip for the ignorant, try reading the Quran before you voice your opinion.

      And btw, America is the real threat to world peace nowadays.

      /Greetings from Sweden (the real land of the free)

    • Laila says:

      V, who told you to quote all this? LOL

    • Omar sami says:

      You are so shamefully wrong and yet you say what you said. That is the west who undresses women for lust and you think of it as religion? I am a Muslim and proud Muslim

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  4. Talitha says:

    Well, this is pathetic.

    I am a former Muslim, convert to Christianity, and personally know three other former Muslims who have either turned atheist or converted to Christianity. Two of which are pure Arabs coming from very conservative, religious families.

    The denial Muslims live in regarding every ex-Muslim being “fake” shows how Muslims cannot accept that there are people who have been religious in Islam, read the Qur’an, prayed 5 times a day and fasted, people who were considered “mutawwa”, who left Islam. It’s a defense mechanism against the idea that Islam might in itself be highly flawed.

    And when an anonymous person comes out and shows his real identity, Muslims still remain in denial and say: “Oh well he wasn’t really a Muslim to start with!”

    Notice that? As I said before, it’s pathetic. You cannot refute what these “fake” ex-Muslims (as you claim) are saying, because it’s all there in the sources, and so instead you result to calling them fake and focusing on that instead of reading into what they’re presenting.

    • Muslim says:

      You said so many stupid things that I really don’t know where to start in answering you! First of all, people convert to different religions everyday. The fact that someone has left Islam mean absolutely nothing. People also leave christianity, Judaism, Budhaism or in some cases leave religion entirely and become non-believers. We are just arguing that idiots leave Islam and smart people embrace it.
      Second, who the hell are those ex-Muslims that are described as experts in religion? Were they Muslim scholars? Who heard of them before they became the so-called “Ex-Muslims”? Those are people who became famous BECAUSE they attacked Islam. It is an easy and cheap way to get rich and famous. And the western media helps them tremendously with that.
      Third, yes, there are people who leave Islam. But I can honestly tell you that these are people we were not proud to have them as Muslims in the very first place. So, we couldn’t care less what they convert to. Take you for example; according to your comment, you left Allah, the most Glorious, most Compassionate and most Merciful and decided to worship a triangular God who mutiplies and is too weak to defend himself against a bunch of Jews! I say Christianity is perfect for you.
      Fourth, how many Muslim scholars have embraced christianity? None. How many christian clergymen have become Muslims? Many (And I can provide you with a list, too!)

    • You’re joking right?..the point is that all of these media-savvy ex-Muslims turn out to be fake in the first place..That is the issue you are fearful to address and instead try to deflect from the ideas presented in this blog. Read it in it’s entirety and you will see why these so called former Muslims are fakes. Adult Muslims cannot be making these mistakes and expect believing, practicing Muslims to consider them mutawwa or muttaqun. Yes many people leave Islam..but the ones who do because of a spiritual struggle never come back and try to pull people away from Islam, and then try to become famous from doing that, and they absolutely never align themselves with Islamophobes.

      And this line: “You cannot refute what these “fake” ex-Muslims (as you claim) are saying, because it’s all there in the sources, and so instead you result to calling them fake and focusing on that instead of reading into what they’re presenting.”

      Please stop while you are ahead. This is the Islamophobes’ favorite line of argumentation. They are counting on laymen, people who are ignorant about Islam, to actually believe that somehow their own assertions about Islam are actually based on “the Sources”.

      Who do you think you are dealing with here?

    • Muslims who are either very secular and not very knowledgeable or are non-practicing/cultural Muslims, meaning Muslims in name only, are propped up as experts on Islam. Further scrutiny reveals their “criticism” of Islam to be lifted, sometimes verbatim, from anti-Muslim ideologues, websites, books , and other materials.

      You missed that and went directly to trying to argue against it instead?

    • Templeton Peck says:

      Precisely. If people want to go to hell (if that’s the result of infidelity) LET THEM GO!!! Good grief….Where is the Devil going? And is God stopping him?? NO!!!

      “I need everybody to believe in what I say, because if they don’t I will throw my dummy out of the pram, and scream and scream….ahhhhhhh!!!”

      Yes Talitha. Very sad indeed.:-/

    • Omar sami says:

      You are as fake as the rest of you. I have studed the bullshit a dog like you by the name of Ibn WARRAQ has written and there childish claim. This is all games of our enemies and foot soldiers who pretend to be Muslims but are slaves of their wishes. Islam runs through us like blood and some shit like you can’t Change anything. Today on a daily bases people convert to Islam, that is not because they are less intelligent than you but they are more human then you who see the truth. Sham on you as you are the seed of devil and let be my Allah and your god be our witness that you have placed yourself in fire only for the pleasure if Dunya

    • Omar sami says:

      You are as fake as the rest of you. I have studed the bullshit a dog like you by the name of Ibn WARRAQ has written and there childish claim. This is all games of our enemies and foot soldiers who pretend to be Muslims but are slaves of their wishes. Islam runs through us like blood and some shit like you can’t Change anything. Today on a daily bases people convert to Islam, that is not because they are less intelligent than you but they are more human then you who see the truth. Sham on you as you are the seed of devil and let be my Allah and your god be our witness that you have placed yourself in fire only for the pleasure if Dunya. What is to refute you about Islam, if you had practiced Islam with real faith you would never have convention to any other religion but..,,, you really are pathetic and disgusting

  5. Dan Thrapp says:

    When addressing any argument of rhetoric e.g. ( exemplī grātiā…Latin) you must establish clear, firm, & leading axioms. You, the author, have dismissed opposing arguments into a genetic term called Islamophobia which should be grammatically spelled Islam-phobia.Therefore, by mere concession you, the author, have lost all logic opting for avoidance out of fear! What you have unflattering done is placed yourself among the possibilities in Islam-phobia by mere reserve logic to offer illusion of grandiose. You must concede to facts, you must present facts, and you must stay within a logical roam of logic when dealing with Mohammad and his governance.

    My dear failed human…..when tethering Mohammad, his Caliphs, the Koran, and its today’s forth-comings only one axiom revels worth and accountability: Does Islam stand within, not outside of, humanity’s supreme guide of conscious for every individual?

    Islam. like all other religions, must submit to the sole conscious of men and women as humanity with the right to oppose, reject, or display ridicule of such religions and its thoughts. The religion is Mohammad…the submission is unto Mohammad….and humanity demands Mohammad’s surrender… this is the logical problem with Islam in historical and present form! The word submission belongs to humanity not Mohammad or Islam. Given this insurmountably the axiom remains with humanity not a religion. Mohammad must be confined to history as a mere governance not a valid religion in any time period!

    • All what you said makes absolutely no sense whatsoever…nice try, attempting to distract from the discussion, using big words to make you appear knowledgeable. Here’s a hint for you: Your major assumption: “Islam. like all other religions, must submit to the sole conscious of men and women as humanity with the right to oppose, reject, or display ridicule of such religions and its thoughts” , is extremely flawed..so all your conclusions following from this premise are destined to be false..try again. And try addressing the actual topic.

      • Al says:

        It’s funny but you just keep responding in the same childish way your critics are saying about you. You never directly answwer others’ comments. What are you afraid of??

        • And you too miss the point entirely as well. When someone responds by addressing the actual topic, I will respond accordingly. Until then, I will expose anyone trying to create a diversion. So the same goes for you Mr “I have my own definition of childish that I wish to foist on you as a way of discrediting you”. Please address the topic in order to be considered relevant. Thank you.

  6. TheAttica says:

    What makes me laugh is that there is no biography about where Zaki Ameen was born and raised..nor anything about his early life..Anyone can assume that they have studied in this and that country..also usually authors promote their books through interviews or showing up in a bookstores like Farah Pahlavi have done or Salman Rushdie..But If you google Zaki Ameen you will find nothing but a site and youtube channel and a book..no face no nothing..only on the site it is assumed he has studied in these countries and that he is imam..My fathers friends are authors and i know when people publish books they get even interviewed and promote their books..with all respect i dont believe in an author who never show up his face..and dont tell me he is afraid of his life..If Farah Pahlavi who is a woman showed her face and even Salman Rushdie done that..so i have to say this dude is fake…

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  8. Templeton Peck says:

    I’d like to ask all Muslims if you could please stop getting your underwear in a twist about ex-Muslims and people leaving Islam. If Islam is the truth, it’s not the truth because it has 1 billion members and 1 billion converts or 2 members and 2 converts. Also it’s not false just because people leave the religion. Truth has nothing to do with these things so what are Muslims so worried about? The Devil knows what truth is but he’s not following it, nor does he intend to! The fact is there are many people who are genuine ex-Muslims, I have some as friends and I’ve met many. SO WHAT?!?! Is the strength of Islam dependent on humans or God? Or is this all about not wounding Mohammed’s ego?! People are Islamophobic for the same reasons the Jews of Yathrib and the Coptic Chritstians in Egypt today are Islamophobic – Muslims like to threaten, kill and persecute anyone who critiscizes and or leaves the religion, even when they mean no offence!!! Mohammed created Islamophobia with his Jihads! And do I want to kill Muslims or harm them? No!!! So now let’s see how many people respond telling me I’m ignorant. Oh and please don’t forget to ask you politicians in Islamic countries to allow Christians to practice and preach their religion freely in Islamic countries just the same as Muslims are free to do so in western countries, where no one is threatening to harm them for doing so. Thank you.

    • Here’s to missing the point and going off topic…this is why I enjoy blogging..the responses I get prove my original point time and time again. Every single time there is an article on Islam on the internet or anywhere, the Islamophobes, claiming not to be Islamophobes, clamor to deflect from the actual issues and try to get people bogged down with subsidiary matters and lies.

      Here is a reminder for you and others like you:

      “…many people leave Islam..but the ones who do because of a spiritual struggle never come back and try to pull people away from Islam, and then try to become famous from doing that, and they absolutely never align themselves with Islamophobes“.

      May Allah Guide you.

  9. al w says:

    Every time I read Anthropology of Islam’s comments I get a good chuckle He constantly avoids the issues and always accuses his critics of doing exactly what he does himself. So many criticisms levelled at Islam are true; it is a religion (if you can call it that) that promotes violence,
    discrimination towards women, discrimination towards other religions, legitamizes sex with underage females and on and on. Try moving to a Muslim country and telling them you are a Christian Never goinna happen. I think what one French politician said (sorry I can’t remember his name) is correct; Western society and Muslim society are incompatible and always will be so why do Muslims want to live in non Muslim societies when they make it clear they don’t like the way of life in those societies. Muslims should stay in Muslim countries and non Muslims should stay out of Muslim countries and that way we won’t have cultural clashes. Isn’t that simpler

    • Here’s to missing the point..the article is about fake ex-Muslims.

      Here’s a recap:

      When someone responds by addressing the actual topic, I will respond accordingly. Until then, I will expose anyone trying to create a diversion. So the same goes for you Mr “I have my own definition of childish that I wish to foist on you as a way of discrediting you”. Please address the topic in order to be considered relevant. Thank you.

      “…many people leave Islam..but the ones who do because of a spiritual struggle never come back and try to pull people away from Islam, and then try to become famous from doing that, and they absolutely never align themselves with Islamophobes“.

      May Allah Guide you to stay on topic.

  10. I seem to agree with almost everything that was in fact composed throughout “Another Fake Ex-Muslim?
    You Decide | Islamophobia on TV”. Thanks for all the info.
    Regards,Leandra

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