Please read what they have to say before passing “sectarian” comments that may lead some to not reading what they had to say.
Mutazils were FREE THINKERS, using logic and reason and not blind faith/indoctrination.
They always existed in Islam since the Quran advocates the use of our brains. Some were not perfect, they sometimes leaned too far towards Greek philosophy, but they were generally on the straight path.
All the modern scholars listed on the site realised something was/is wrong with the “Ummah” and tried to think their way through the problem; hence,I would gladly take 99% accurate of the Mutazillahs than 1% of the mullahs!