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Proposing Islamic secularism // Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Dawkins and new atheists go wrong | Alternet

October 31st, 2016 · No Comments

This is an older and useful article from Alternet, but I disagree on one point. Alternet is entirely correct to chastice Harris and his Islamophobia, to challenge the American religious right, but I think that a general critique of Islam is both useful, and important, and not a form of bias. We must expose the way the war on Terror is constructed by the US and Israel, and at the same time in general, whatever the case with Jihadism, move more generally to critique Islam on religious grounds. It is in the end a false compassion to indulge traditionalism here, and the reality is that the Islamic world was closer to the secular a century ago. The current regression should be challenged, and the coming crisis will ask some clear thinking about their place in history by Moslems, now confronted with stupid and deadlocked regimes in Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE…what a grim list of stalled pseudo-modern societies.

Source: Science doesn’t disprove God: Where Richard Dawkins and new atheists go wrong | Alternet

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