World must confront jihadism’s roots in Islamic doctrine, says author

TIMES OF ISRAEL
by J.P. O’Malley
May 30, 2015

With a blend of science and secularism, Jewish-born thinker Sam Harris claims Islam is uniquely problematic as a religion in today’s world, and anyone who disagrees is ‘deluding’ himself

When Sam Harris speaks his mind people tend to listen, regardless of whether they agree with him or not. Take his controversial appearance last October on the prime time HBO television show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Harris began a conversation that night by claiming Western liberals have failed abysmally when it comes to challenging theocracy in the Muslim world. “Liberals will criticize Christians,” announced Harris to the studio audience. “But when you want to talk about homosexuals and free thinkers in the Muslim world, liberals have failed us. We have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where every criticism about the doctrine of Islam somehow gets conflated with bigotry of Muslims as people. And intellectually, that is just ridiculous,” concluded Harris that night. READ MORE

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