Ayaan Hirsi Ali Explains to Jon Stewart How Islam Differs from Other Religions

World-renowned author and staunch critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on the The Daily Show this week, where host Jon Stewart attempted to challenge her assertion that Islam is different from the world’s three major Abrahamic religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–as Hirsi Ali asserts in her latest book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.

“I think people single out Islam as though there is something inherently wrong with it that wasn’t wrong with other religions,” Stewart said. He then went on to question why Hirsi Ali believes Islam is “different” from other religions considering “Christianity went through almost the exact same process,” as he referenced Martin Luther’s Christian Reformation–which began in 1517 when he penned the “95 Theses,” the document that attacked the Catholic Church for its corrupt practice of selling salvation to exonerate people of their sins and thus ushered in the Protestant denomination of Christianity.

Ali went on to explain to Stewart that one of the reasons Islam is different from Christianity is that “the majority of Christians, unlike the majority of Muslims, are not subjected to violence” on a daily basis, a point with which Stewart agreed. “And if you look at 70% of global violence today,” Ali continued, drawing back to the “Now” in her book’s title, “Muslims are responsible” for this violence and are also suffering the greatest at the hands of these Islamists…

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  • BillyHW

    Jon Stewart is the ultimate beta male.

    • Observer

      That’s what happens when you don’t have a father figure in your life.

  • cmh

    how much longer till he turns? he will turn because everyone is slowly turning.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Was he interviewing her or debating her? sheesh…..

    Stoooopid liberals give Islam a pass in the name of political correctness.

  • ntt1

    What a fatuous asshole Stewart is . if this cretin is who progressives get their news from its not at all surprising they are so off track. He is stuck on relativistic thinking that dictates there is complete equality to the weight of evil between Christianity and islam. how he can maintain that total fiction is beyond me unless he is clinically brain dead. he has top keep dragging in the central; African republic in order to find anything close to islams daily body count.

    • Morticiaa

      Ditto,was he always this bad or did it happen gradually

      • ntt1

        I think it is his brand , it is his shtick , nobody could carry such a warped view of life without being extremely stupid which he isn’t or extremely cynical . Stewart downplays islam’s threat because he lacks the ability to see that his neck is also on the line. Or perhaps he believes ,like most progressives, that their inherent “good vibe” will get them a hall pass from terror.

  • jj333

    Could anyone better represent the typical know-it-all liberal apologist than Stewart? Here is a woman who was born and bred into the religion, who obviously knows far more about it than Stewart and who has a ‘fatwa’ on her head and all he can do is disregard everything she states about it. No matter what, libs will go right for the false moral equivalence of Christianity, dredging up history almost 1,000 years ago, to deflect the realities of modern day Islam. Stewart sounds like a spokesperson for ISIS. What a complete asshole.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    Stewart comes off as a popinjay. What an asshole.