The Critics of Islam Were Right: An Apology to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Sam Harris, Bill Maher and Other So-Called Islamophobes

“…The critics of Islam are right. Islam is intrinsically, alarmingly violent, hateful and oppressive on a scale greater than all other major religions combined. To say that radical Islamists are motivated to commit atrocities and embrace oppression based on religious doctrine is the understatement of the century.

I, like most defenders of Islam, was ignorant, naïve, and in denial. I wrongly assumed all holy books have enough good messages to offset the bad. I wrongly assumed that, like Jesus, Muhammad promoted peace, love, and non-violence. I wrongly assumed criticism of Islam equates to criticism of all Muslims.

While I apologize to those wrongly labeled Islamophobes, my biggest apology is owed to Muslims. Muslims have needlessly suffered under oppressive Islamic religious and political doctrines as thousands of uninformed smearests like myself rushed to judge and silence critics of Islam. By not acknowledging the Islamic link to radical violence and hate, smearests have unwittingly allowed it to spread. The smearests, denialists, and the naïve have, unknowingly, turned their back on moderate Muslims and a reformed, peaceful Islam.

We who have carelessly thrown around the Islamophobe label including Glen Greenwald, Reza Aslan, and Karen Armstrong should lower our heads in shame and guilt.

  • Clink9

    Wow. Sign this guy up for Blazes Army.

  • occupant 9

    Good. Informing oneself works wonders.

    Now the hard part; resisting the backslide. Backsliding is comfortable and softens hard truths, sometimes to the point of unlearning.

    Islamic ideology is a pretzel of screwiness.

    We don’t know the number of Muslims who would love to leave Islam due to Islam’s death penalty for such.

    We don’t know the hearts of Muslims who tell us what we want to hear due to Islam’s sacred lying doctrine of taqiyya and kitman.

    We do know that 2nd and 3rd generation Muslim immigrants are far more adherent to Islam than the first due to the first setting up shop, below the radar. No other immigrant group can claim this nefarious narrative.

    We do know that, according to captured Muslim Brotherhood documents, what we see as immigration, they see as “colonial jihad.”

    The joke’s on us; all of us. I just wish it was funnier and the punchline wasn’t below the belt.

    • They are settlers not immigrants. Now if only the idiots in Ottawa would grow a pair and admit that.

  • Dana Garcia

    Too bad such admissions of idiocy are so rare. The only other one who comes to mind is Eric Allen Bell, the hippy filmmaker who switched to sanity regarding the Tennessee mosque.

  • moraywatson

    A day late and a dollar short. All that enlightenment and still the author is unable to reach the inescapable conclusion that there are no virtues to the totalitarian ideologoy of islam. Do not “apologize” to the “moderate” muslims fool. There is no good reason to be a muslim. Instead offer your assistance in helping those trapped in islam to become apostates.

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘We must embrace Muslims who truly are moderate, acknowledge the faults in Islam, and are striving for coexistence, peace, equality, human rights, and freedom of expression and worship. All non-Muslims can support Muslims best by doing the same.’

    Kudos to the writer for finally pulling his head out of his ass, but, to the quoted statement above I say ‘No thanks’.

    Those ‘Muslims’ are not even Muslims anymore.

    If they want to pick the ‘redeemable’ bits out of their pile of shit of a religion, all the power to them, but, I’m not going to stand by and pretend to not be bothered by the overwhelming smell of shit.


  • Alain

    That is good to see other than still calling Islam a religion. If Islam qualifies as a religion, then so does Communism, Socialism and Nazism.

  • Jabberwokk


    Is this real life?