Warraq is a bestselling author and scholar, born in Pakistan,
educated in Great Britain, and now living in the United States whose
name is a pseudonym adopted by a long chain of Muslim dissidents
throughout Islamic history. His first book, Why I Am Not a Muslim,
earned him the enmity of Muslim extremists worldwide for his
trenchant commentary and analysis about the religion he chose to
leave. In his numerous books, he affirms the rights of Muslims to
question their religion and to challenge the tenets of their faith.
Mr. Warraq’s latest book is titled Defending the West: A Critique
of Edward Said’s Orientalism and will be published by Prometheus
Books in August 2007.