Is Islam Violent? Atheist Sam Harris, Islamism Apologist Cenk Uygur Face-Off

Sam Harris in 2004…

“It is time we admitted that we are not at war with “terrorism.” We are at war with Islam. This is not to say that we are at war with all Muslims, but we are absolutely at war with the vision of life that is prescribed to all Muslims in the Koran. The only reason Muslim fundamentalism is a threat to us is because the fundamentals of Islam are a threat to us. Every American should read the Koran and discover the relentlessness with which non-Muslims are vilified in its pages. The idea that Islam is a “peaceful religion hijacked by extremists” is a dangerous fantasy–and it is now a particularly dangerous fantasy for Muslims to indulge.”

His aim remains true.

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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Such wise words.

  • BillyHW

    Cenk Uygur is painful to watch.

    • scooby2

      At one point Cenk implies that the Israeli “occupation” is responsible for all the Muslim violence in the world today. Harris is pretty harsh on Judaism, Christianity and Israel, so there was a lot of agreement on those subjects. Harris also seems to be unaware that the concept of abrogation renders the good verses of the Quran, ie no compulsion in religion, null and void. How I’d love to see Robert Spencer take on Cenk. I also think Harris could learn a lot from Spencer.

    • Always.

  • Linda1000

    Well, I agree 100% with that 2004 Harris quote above. Does that make me an atheist and “hate thinker/speecher”? We read and see daily news about the violence of Islam from all over the world, so how can it be peaceful?