Critical Muslims introduces innovative and creative thinkers from the contemporary Islamic world. In many Muslim countries the political climate is not conducive to free and open debate. Consequently, these intellectuals have often difficulties in finding a forum to expound their ideas, or face severe criticism and even outright oppression and persecution. Not surprisingly, quite a few have sought refuge abroad.
Although there is at present a considerable interest in things Islamic outside the Muslim world, as a result of a series of deplorable events and developments, media coverage — and much scholarship too — is predominantly geared towards radical and extremist exponents of political Islam.
This site is intended as a platform for presenting alternative currents of thought.