My Conversation with Muslim Feminist Over “White Men Sam Harris And Bill Maher Can’t Discuss Islam”

The religion of Islam has many problematic effects in today’s world.  There is the issue of Islamic terrorism, misogyny, homophobia, apostasy/blasphemy laws, etc. widespread in many parts of the world.  While many local cultures do have their own values prior to religious influence; Islam does little to challenge these values but instead codifies it.  If the rest of society values scriptural authority, it becomes a difficult task to challenge these values without being called a blasphemer.So whether it hurts an American Muslim’s feelings or not is irrelevant.  Her feelings doesn’t debunk the idea that Islam needs to be discussed.If Miss Shah had challenged the idea that Islam needs reform, or provided feedback on what was said rather than comment on the skin color/genitals of the one who said it, we would’ve had a productive conversation.But she didn’t.  All that mattered to her was the skin color (white) and genitalia (male).  Whether that constitutes as racism or sexism, I leave it up to you to decide.  But moving forward, can we please critique ideas and not personal characteristics?  We need to move away from the “excesses” of identity politics.  Because if we don’t:The left wing will self-cannibalize.  This needs to stop!

Source: My Conversation with Muslim Feminist Over “White Men Sam Harris And Bill Maher Can’t Discuss Islam”

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