Atheist explains why he pans Judaism and Christianity but not Islam

…I published my debut book God Hates You. Hate Him Back, which summarises each chapter of the Bible – with the intent of demonstrating the vengeful, capricious nature of the Hebrew God, as portrayed in the Old Testament. In 2010, Jesus Lied. He Was Only Human, examined the irreconcilable discrepancies and historical flaws of the New Testament. Both books are hard-hitting critiques of the Christian and Jewish faiths. Both received mostly glowing reviews, and both enjoyed the number one Amazon ranking, at some stage or another, for the category of atheism.

There was now only one elephant left in the room: Islam.

To make a long story short – Koran Curious: a Guide for Infidels and Believers (2011) was panned by New Atheists. “Werleman has lost his mojo,” “Koran Curious is cowardly apologetic,” and “Politically correct bologna” rank among the more complimentary reviews.

I had intended to be as scathing of the Koran as I had been with the Bible, but during the research phase of the project, it became glaringly obvious that New Atheists, like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, and Islamophobes in general, like mass murderer Anders Breivik, were equally culpable of taking Koranic verses out of context as were terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, and fundamentalists like the Taliban and the Saudi mullahs.

I also discovered there were even more sinister forces at play – that groups like the Israel Lobby, neo-conservative think tanks, Big Oil, and US defence contractors proactively whip up public fear of Muslims to serve their respective agendas…

He sounds like an anti-Semite but his name, CJ Werleman, sounds Jewish.  He does not seem to have attracted the same attention as Dawkins, Harris or Hitchens. I have never of him before.

“Israel Lobby, neo-conservative think tanks, Big Oil and US defence contractors” — I have seen that mentality before. 

The article is from The Middle East Eye, which is highly sympathetic to Islam.  I rarely use it but the news is rather slow today.

He has also been accused of plagiarism.  (The article at the link also says he is a frequent contributor to Salon.)  There is more about the alleged plagiarism here. 

  • Sounds like another wannabe Goebbels for the new Nazis.

    • mizfolia

      Also sounds like a lot of the commenters on CBC. Just add “big Pharma and the banksters”, and there you have it.

      • The Ceeb is hilarious it reminds more and more of Rabble every day.

    • Lloyd Snauwaert

      Plagiarism would explain the general crapulence of leftard authors…

  • Clausewitz

    Atheist explains why he pans Judaism and Christianity but not Islam: The answer. Because he’s a snivelling little coward.

    • Frau Katze

      Or he just like Islam. Watch for possible “reversion.”

    • RevnantDream

      Got it in one

    • What you said.

  • Minicapt

    1. Interesting that in his intro, he states he is a “New Atheist”; but in the last third of he screed, he puts the New Atheist withe the Christian fundamentalists …

    2. It is always good, when one has nothing to say, one occupies the otherwise empty page with ideas culled from others. In addition, this obviates the need to present evidence supporting one’s argument.


    • Frau Katze

      Well, he was accused of plagiarizing.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    Actually I am against multiculturalism because it does nothing to help society as a whole and quite frankly faiths are picked over others and secularism is the better way to go.

    Like this atheist in the story, I am rather weary of the project that has gone on since 9/11 and the leaders leading us and quite frankly they have no idea what they are doing foreign policy wise. It is rather pointless. You could say the wars are only being used to enrich those that build the weapons. These wars are also being used to take our freedoms away and to put in more police state measures.

    And yes the Israel lobby, Christian fundamentalists, weapon manufacturers, globalists, and others are under one giant coalition to cause these wars and they are not working and they were used in the beginning to spread democracy. I doubt these major parties in most Western nations even know what democracy is. I wonder if they mean to distract and get rich off of the fear of others?

    • ellake

      “Israel lobby, Christian fundamentalists, weapon manufacturers, globalists, and others are under one giant coalition to cause these wars “
      LOL, do you really believe this, s*&%& ?
      Oh, and by the way, can you explain who are the “others” in your “giant coalition“?

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Other parts of that giant coalition would be the oil lobby, the military industrial complex and the financial elites.

  • I don’t think Werleman is a Jewish name. I’ve never come across it before.

    It seems rather German: