Atheism, Islamophobia, and Exceptionalism: Glenn Greenwald v Sam Harris

Islamophobia or American Exceptionalist Racism? Glenn Greenwald on Sam Harris:

“In sum, he sprinkles intellectual atheism on top of the standard neocon, right-wing worldview of Muslims. As this superb review of Harris’ writings on Israel, the Middle East and US militarism put it, “any review of Sam Harris and his work is a review essentially of politics”: because his atheism invariably serves – explicitly so – as the justifying ground for a wide array of policies that attack, kill and otherwise suppress Muslims.”

Greenwald quotes Noam Chomsky’s counter to political pundits lack of contextualizing Islam against the qualitatively and quantitatively more aggressive practices of the U.S. Military Intelligence Network:

“My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it.”

Read the rest at the Guardian |


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