Sam Harris: Critics Are Proving My Point on Radical Islam

Harris addressed to the objections of New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and others, that Harris was failing to acknowledge the Muslims who have stood against radical Islamists, arguing “the irony is even when someone like Nick Kristof thinks he’s not agreeing with me, he’s actually proving my point.

So, he’s arguing that we’re not acknowledging all the people who are making heroic efforts to reform the faith, or to criticize so-called extremism, but then he goes on to say how much courage this takes because their lives are in danger in dozens of Muslim countries merely for advocating for human rights.

Which, of course, proves my point. The point is that there is a, what we’re calling radical Islam, or extremist Islam or fundamentalist Islam is massively well-subscribed in the Muslim world and there are reams of polling data to attest to this”…

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