“Davi Barker is a writer, an artist, an activist, but more importantly Davi is a testimony. Not a shallow testimony of words, but a testimony of life dedicated to truth and peace in the rejection of evil. His dedication stands strong in a world where the enemies of truth and peace distort the meaning of every word and phrase to suit their desires. But no matter the opposition he faces, Davi embraces the principle that ‘There shall be no compulsion in religion’ and Davi shouts by example and not by words alone, that ‘The greatest jihad is proclaiming the truth in the face of a tyrant.’”
–Ben Stone, The Bad Quaker
Davi Barker writes for a number of publications, and his writings are compiled at The Muslim Agorist. He was born in California and during childhood travels, he was struck by the wonders of nature — a lightning storm over a primordial desert in Arabia, or the cherry blossom petals sprinkling down on the floating markets in Thailand.
He spent his adolescence as an outsider, but recently is realizing alienation is not uniqueness, but a universal similarity that crosses all cultures and religions, caused by our separation from our true self and our separation from nature.
He recently published his first book, Voluntary Islam, which explores his passion for philosophy, economics, history and theology as well as advancing the “Voluntaryist cause” with analysis of the confluences of values between Islam and libertarianism as well as contemporary movements from the Tea Party to the Arab Spring.