Kufr is an Arabic word meaning disbelief - specifically disbelief in the truth claims of Islam.

Kufr is the absence of Islamic belief.   To love kufr is to love the absence of Islamic belief.

Kufr can be any degree of doubt about the truth of Islam right up to complete rejection of its claims.

Islam at its core is an assertion. The assertion is that Muhammad's claim about himself is true. The whole edifice of Islam is built around that assertion. The shahada, the Muslim declaration of faith, is an affirmation of related assertions: One, that there is a God and, two, that Muhammad is his final messenger. "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger".

Islam grew as a means of defending and extending the scope of that assertion. To be committed to that assertion is to be a Muslim and any doubt regarding its truth is a failure of belief; that is kufr. This failure of belief is treated as disloyalty and betrayal in Islam.

Kufr can therefore be used to refer to all that negates Islam in some way. All that lies outside Islam and which Islam is programmed to eradicate, all this is kufr or unbelief. All that can lead Muslims to abandon the core assertion of Islam is a form of kufr. Kufr is a useful little word for summing up everything that is not Islam or which runs against it.

All those things that are not Islam stand in opposition to Islam by virtue of Islam's opposition to them. To say "I love kufr" is to make a stand for all that Islam would like to destroy in order to defend its core assertion.

Devious Islamists and their brain-dead supporters on the Left like to portray those opposed to Islam as "haters" but we are really not haters but lovers: we love kufr; all those things which are not Islamic.

We can use the term kufr to refer to the plurality of beliefs, ideas, cultures, and activities which are not Islamic and which, by virtue of Islam's own opposition to all that is not Islamic, are threatened with annihilation by Islam. It is not enough that these things present no threat to Muslims in themselves because by their mere existence they present temptations for Muslims to abandon Islam and must therefore be removed.

Some of the many things we can put in the category of kufr are:
  • free inquiry
  • freedom of conscience
  • freedom of speech
  • figurative art in all its wonderful variety
  • music in all its wonderful variety
  • democracy
  • cultural pluralism
  • dancing and fun in all their wonderful variety
  • science
"I love kufr" is a way of saying "Islam's core assertion is false. I repudiate and reject it.". It is a way of affirming all things non-Islamic. It is a way of saying "I refuse to be intimidated by Islam's vile nonsense." It is a statement of defiance and rebellion.

Kufr is any failure to strictly uphold the beliefs of Islam and since the beliefs of Islam are so terrible it is a cause for celebration when Muslims are less Islamic to any degree. Better still is the loss of belief altogether.

Why should one love the absence of Islamic belief? Why love kufr?

Because where Islamic belief is absent:
  • there is no Sharia
  • there is room for innocent fun
  • there is more freedom
  • there is music and dancing
  • life can move on and evolve
  • there are no burkhas, chadors, niqabs, or hijabs
  • there is no jihad
  • life is better for everyone
And in that blessed moment of kufr when a Muslim loses his or her belief all Creation smiles.

When Islamic belief gives way to kufr beautiful things happen. This blog pays homage to the beauty of kufr.

One thing that I hope to do is to show how many great Muslim people have rejected Islam in total or in part and that this will demonstrate that there is nothing immovable or sacrosanct about Islamic belief; that Westerners who are afraid to criticize Islam for various reasons will take heart from the courageous examples of others; and also that it will take the fight to the enemy by celebrating the negation of Islam and repudiate its core assertion.

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Mona Walter

The inspirational (and fabulously beautiful) Mona Walter.

Mona Walter originated in Somalia but moved to Sweden. She discovered that the Muslim community in Sweden was very radicalized. In Somalia, Islam was adopted rather unconsciously but in Sweden it was more articulated. 

She began to study the Koran and the life and character of Muhammad. She was shocked by what she found. She realized very quickly that Muhammad was a very immoral person and that the teachings he gave were also immoral.

These observations led her to abandon Islam. Instead, she began to try and educate other Muslims about the real nature of Islam. She now travels incognito and sometimes has police protection. There are even idiotic "progressives" who have accused her of racism.

Abdullah Sameer

Abdullah takes us through the logical and carefully considered path which led him to abandon Islam.

Whenever Islam is confronted honestly and sincerely with truth and logic it loses.

Zara Kay

Ex-Muslim, Zara Kay, shows how reason and morality can triumph over Islam.

Watch her youtube video here.

Ibn al-Rawandi


Ibn al-Rawandi was a Persian skeptic, critic of Islam and religion in general who lived between 827 and 911 CE. He abandoned Islam for atheism and used his knowledge of Islam to refute the Koran. He rejected the authority of any scriptural or revealed religion. He described the Muslim traditions as "lies endorsed by conspiracies".

He points out that Muhammad's own statements regarding the corrupted nature of the Talmud and the Bible show that revealed scriptures are untrustworthy and that the same skepticism must necessarily be applied to the Koran. I recently came across an ex-Muslim blogger who put forward a very clever argument which can be summarized thus:

  1. Muhammad bases his claim to being a prophet on references that he ascribes to himself in the Talmud and the Bible
  2. Muhammad says the Talmud and the Bible are corrupted and untrustworthy books
  3. Muhammad's claim that the Talmud and the Bible endorse his prophetic status therefore falls apart because he declares his own sources to be corrupted

al-Rawandi ridicules certain Muslim traditions. For example, the tradition that angels rallied round to help Muhammad is not believable because if they were willing to help him at Badr why were they absent at Uhud when they were so badly needed?

In the Book of the Emerald he criticizes prayer, ritual purity and the ceremonies of the hajj; throwing stones, circumambulating a house that cannot respond to prayers, and running between stones that can neither help nor harm.

He maintained that religious dogmas are not acceptable to reason and must therefore be rejected; the miracles attributed to 'prophets', many of whom are charlatans, are pure invention; the greatest 'miracle' in the eyes of Muslims, the Koran, is neither a revealed book nor even an inimitable literary masterpiece.

Abu Isa al-Warraq

Abu Isa al-Warraq was a 9th-century Arab skeptic (born circa 815 CE) and an early critic of Islam and of religion in general. He was a mentor and friend to Ibn al-Rawandi and appears in his book "The Book of the Emerald" which is a bold attack on prophets and prophecy, Muhammad in particular, and the validity of the Koran.

al-Warraq was obviously a man of unwavering rationality and courage. He argued that God was unlikely to exist because, "He who orders his slave to do things that he knows him to be incapable of doing, then punishes him, is a fool."

Echoing European Enlightenment thinkers of the 18th century he also argued that we do not require revelations from God to work out that forgiveness is good; we should not heed the claims of self-appointed prophets if what is claimed runs contrary to good sense and reason. Contemporary skeptics such as Sam Harris argue in very similar terms today.

He admired the intellect not for its ability to submit to God but for its ability to understand the world and the universe and its irrepressible inquisitiveness.

He also doubted that Muhammad was a prophet.

Uzay Bulut

Uzay Bulut was born a Muslim and is a very brave Turkish journalist based in Ankara who is not afraid to speak her mind. She has written many great articles which can be found at Gatestone Institute but one of my favourites is this:

The West's Dangerous Enchantment with Islam