A statement signed by a , it urges resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values.

• Salman Rushdie – Indian-born British writer with fatwa issued ordering his execution.
• Ayaan Hirsi Ali – Somali-born Dutch MP
• Taslima Nasreen – exiled Bangladeshi writer, with fatwa issued ordering her execution
• Bernard-Henri Levy – French philosopher
• Chahla Chafiq – Iranian writer exiled in France
• Caroline Fourest – French writer
• Irshad Manji – Ugandan refugee and writer living in Canada
• Mehdi Mozaffari – Iranian academic exiled in Denmark
• Maryam Namazie – Iranian writer living in Britain
• Antoine Sfeir – director of French review examining Middle East
• Ibn Warraq – US academic of Indian/Pakistani origin
• Philippe Val – director of Charlie Hebdo

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