A Bittersweet Farewell

September 30, 2010

It is with sadness that we note that Ibn Warraq will be ending his formal affiliation with the Center for Inquiry today, to take up a position with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy institute located in Washington, D.C.  Ibn Warraq has been a  senior research fellow at CFI for a number of years, and was a frequenter contributor to Free Inquiry and Free Thinking . (His blog posts had the charming title of Dino from the Sands .) He is a world-renowned scholar and author, with some of his best-known books being Why I am not a Muslim and Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said’s Orientalism . CFI is proud to have supported his scholarship.

Those who had the privilege of working with him knew him not only as a great scholar, but as someone who was collegial and courteous. We will miss him, but we hope to be able to collaborate with him in the future, as his schedule permits. We wish him much success, and given his talents we know this is one wish that will be fulfilled.


#1 Michael De Dora on Thursday September 30, 2010 at 7:32pm

Congrats, Ibn!

#2 liberalartist on Friday October 01, 2010 at 9:43am

Thanks for your blog posts, I learned a lot. Good luck in your future endeavors!

#3 Ophelia Benson on Friday October 01, 2010 at 11:47am

Washington! The bright lights and big city at last - fantastic. Have fun!

#4 hardindr on Saturday October 02, 2010 at 6:08pm

Wow, the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy?  http://www.rightweb.irc-online.org/profile/Foundation_for_Defense_of_Democracies  Uh, have fun making the case for war with Iran…

#5 Robert Schneider on Monday October 04, 2010 at 9:00am

That is uncanny! He’s a dead ringer for Dean Martin!

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