by Norman Berdichevsky (July 2016)
On December 22, 1942, just a year from the attack on Pearl harbor, an ad was placed in The New York Times expressing the devotion and patriotism of loyal German-Americans to the United States, and their determined opposition to Nazi tyranny and the cold blooded extermination of the Jews of Europe and the barbarities committed against other peoples that was corrupting the soul of the German people expressed by the words “We utterly repudiate” every thought and deed of the Nazis. more>>>
Norman, you wrote, "<em>...apart from a few voices crying in the wilderness from former Muslims or reformers such as Irshad Manji, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Egyptian author None Darwish (all women)...</em>"
Don't forget ibn Warraq (a man), who has single-handedly done more than anyone to expose Islam to historical and ethical criticism.
You are quite right - Ibn Warraq deserves enormous courage for his credit in researching and revealing the sources of Islam and mention should also be made of Zudhi Jasser founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.