69 million page views

Atheism in Islam may not be real

Reader comment on item: Leaving the Allah Delusion Behind

Submitted by Prashant (United States), Mar 31, 2022 at 09:20

Dear Dr Pipes,

Atheism within Islam may or may not be real. It may be a part of Islamic Taqiyya. I have noticed that a lot of Muslim entertainers, celebrities, and politicians in non-Islamic nations declare themselves to be atheists. In their day-to-day lives they remain culturally and politically Muslim. Some of these people may even declare themselves to be Christians in thier public life. Declaring themselves non-muslims definitely helps them gain public support which is essential for the politicians, entertainers, and other public figures. It also helps them in gaining access to non-Muslim partners in marriage.

That said, anything that causes a Muslim to speak free, modern, secular and egalitarian language is good. If Taqiyya forces Muslims to state what is right, it serves the good cause.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Daniel Pipes replies:

Given the tremendous costs for a Muslim to declare himself an atheist, I can hardly imagine this ever serving as a tactic to deceive.

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Atheism in Islam may not be real by Prashant

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2022 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)