Sam Harris responds to Islamic “peace” conference.

A few days ago I posted a video from an Islamic “peace” conference where a room full of people affirmed support for positively inhuman moral edicts on account of their faith.  The speaker was offended, calling it racism, that people would suggest that these people represented only the minority of Muslims.  Sam Harris’ response is so profound I’m going to post part of it here:

The serpent of obscurantism has finally begun to devour its own tail. Apparently, it is a sign of racism to imagine that only a tiny minority of Muslims could actually condone the subjugation of women and the murder of apostates. How dare you call us “extremists” when we represent so many? We are not extreme. This is Islam. They have a point. And it is time for secular liberals and (truly) moderate Muslims to stop denying it.

Nails, heads, and what not.  To say that Islamic culture is saturated to an unacceptable and frightening degree, though completely true, would earn my the brand of Islamophobia from the likes of Chris Stedman and company.  But to entire rooms of Muslims like this, it is racism to suggest otherwise.

You just can’t win being in the business of telling the damn truth.


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  • Steve Willy

    On atheism, you have no objective foundation for saying anything Muslims do is wrong. Your sole criterion for morailty is consent so if enough people convert to Islam then ironically, it would make Sharia law the only morally justified regime, under an atheistic world view.

    • RobMcCune

      Steve Willy’s basement dwelling has no objective foundation. Your sole criteria for morality is copy pasta insults. Your neckbeard lies shattered at your feet.

      • baal

        That would be messy. I think a broom could handle it though.

        • RobMcCune

          Steve is the MC Escher of bad carpentry.

    • Fred

      No, YOU get off my lawn!

      • Steve Willy

        Way to really deal with the issues you Hitchens-Dawkins parroting basement dwelling neck bearded megadouche.

    • baal

      Hi steve, you’ve been told before that atheism has more or less nothing to do with morality. Secular humanism, however, would teach that harmfulness is the problem. Under secular humanism, I don’t see Sharia as the least harmful or most weal moral system.

      • Steve Willy

        Thanks for the steaming pile of regurgitated pseudo-intellectual Hitchens-Dawkins parroting blather, you basement dwelling anus worshipping nihilist.