When critiquing Islam, focus on secularism

When atheists construct critiques of religion, care must be taken to avoid prejudice and racism. This means avoiding blanket statements such as this one from Sam Harris, in The End of Faith, “Islam, more than any other religion human beings have devised, has all the makings of a thoroughgoing cult of death,” or this one from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, “Islam is not a religion of peace. It's a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”

Steve Ahlquist