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Sam Harris podcast - Reforming Islam

Sam Harris podcast - Reforming Islam

(8:41) Understanding and criticising the doctrine of Islam, and finding some way to inspire Muslims to reform it, is one of the most important challenges this civilised world now faces. SamHarris.org/podcast

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Guest: Guesting (1717 days ago)

Really, do we need a non-Muslim Caucasian to present this view? "Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it." I cannot watch this video, it's a horrendous example of us in the West being so ignorant, not understanding that this is already ongoing, from within Islam, and does not need lecturing from us. (But dialogue, certainly.)

Just another video that highlights that Boreme does not understand what's going on in Islam. It's so chauvinistic to have a Caucasian non-Muslim tell Muslims what to do, rather than letting (moderate/progressive) Muslims speak for themselves.

I should use this example in a talk on prejudice and stereotypes.

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Really, do we need a non-Muslim Caucasian to present this view? "Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it." I cannot watch this video, it's a horrendous example of us in the West being so ignorant, not understanding that this is already ongoing, from within Islam, and does not need lecturing from us. (But dialogue, certainly.)

Just another video that highlights that Boreme does not understand what's going on in Islam. It's so chauvinistic to have a Caucasian non-Muslim tell Muslims what to do, rather than letting (moderate/progressive) Muslims speak for themselves.

I should use this example in a talk on prejudice and stereotypes.

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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1716 days ago)

If Sam Harris was a non-caucasian Muslim, would you then watch the video?

"Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it." You read that as non-Muslims telling Muslims what to do. I think Sam Harris meant it as "Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it", ie. it is only Muslims who can reform Islam - the world is having a dialogue about Islam, but only Muslims can reform it.

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If Sam Harris was a non-caucasian Muslim, would you then watch the video?

"Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it." You read that as non-Muslims telling Muslims what to do. I think Sam Harris meant it as "Some way to inspire Muslims to reform it", ie. it is only Muslims who can reform Islam - the world is having a dialogue about Islam, but only Muslims can reform it.

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Guest: Drumbeat (1716 days ago)
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Too much of the Koran is telling Muslims how to treat non-Muslims. You would have to rewrite or leave out a bunch of verses. Try doing that whatever color you are.

What a person says or writes is made no more (or less) valid by their color or race.

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Too much of the Koran is telling Muslims how to treat non-Muslims. You would have to rewrite or leave out a bunch of verses. Try doing that whatever color you are.

What a person says or writes is made no more (or less) valid by their color or race.

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Guest: (1717 days ago)

what a vile specimen

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what a vile specimen

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