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By Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz

In this brief ebook, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to hitch an urgently wanted dialog: Is Islam a faith of peace or battle? Is it amenable to reform? Why achieve this many Muslims appear interested in extremism? What do phrases like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism suggest in today’s world?

Remarkable for the breadth and intensity of its research, this discussion among a recognized atheist and a former radical is the entire extra startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced whatever really new: they have interaction the most polarizing problems with our time―fearlessly and fully―and really make progress.

Islam and the way forward for Tolerance has been released with the categorical target of inspiring a much wider public dialogue in terms of instance. In an international riven through false impression and violence, Harris and Nawaz exhibit how individuals with very varied perspectives can locate universal ground.

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East Germany is dealing with acute issues of neo-Nazism. So in addition to the “fellow-travelers”—and I’ve defined why I disagree with them—you have those bigots. Now, the bigots, whether or not they are of the Islamist sort or the anti-Muslim kind, basically agree on a couple of concerns. One is their trust that Islam itself—not Islamism—is a supremacist ideology that's right here to take over the area; one other is that, for that reason, Muslims and non-Muslims can by no means reside both and peacefully jointly, yet needs to separate into religiously outlined entities. after all, you will see how that fits Islamists, however it additionally fits Golden sunrise and different teams that might feel free to expel all Muslims from Europe, even those that have been born and raised there. those teams percentage a imaginative and prescient, other than that for one, it manifests—in its such a lot severe form—in the terrorist Anders Breivik, and for the opposite, within the 7/7 jihadist terrorists in London. i used to be now not shocked to profit that Breivik quoted al-Qaeda greatly in his terrorist manifesto. this sort of extremes is against a “Muslim takeover,” and the opposite is in want of it, yet they either join that divisive, sectarian apocalyptic imaginative and prescient. To counter such extremism, our problem is to reveal and undermine the “fellow-travelers,” which i attempt to do frequently, whereas while opposing the bigots. Harris   I consider every thing you simply stated. I as soon as wrote an editorial titled “The finish of Liberalism? ” during which I saw that those “fellow-travelers” have made it approximately very unlikely for well-intentioned, pluralistic, liberal humans to talk in truth in this topic—leaving basically fascists, neo-Nazis, and different right-wing lunatics to do the task. On a few events the single humans making actual claims in regards to the motivations of Islamists and jihadists are themselves risky bigots. That’s terrifying. we've got extremists taking part in either side of the board in a conflict of civilizations, and liberals won’t communicate sensibly approximately what’s occurring. Nawaz   Okay, simply because that latter half, the bigot half, isn’t that debatable, i would like to speak a piece longer in regards to the “fellow-traveler” half, and why those individuals are opposite racists. for the reason that they arrive at this from the idea that every one Muslims imagine in a undeniable method, so any Muslim who doesn’t imagine like that can’t be a “real” or “authentic” Muslim. Now, what worse type of bigotry may you most likely undertake than the concept all 1. 6 billion humans on the earth who sign up for a selected spiritual denomination needs to imagine and behave within the comparable manner? This feels like a right-wing strategy, however the “fellow-travelers,” or the regressive leftists, have followed it. enable me to difficult. If you’re a Muslim liberal talking as I do, demanding Islamism, the “fellow-travelers” one way or the other understand you as being now not a real conservative Muslim. The “fellow-travelers” then advertise “real” voices as valid interlocutors, simply because they search “purity” and “cultural authenticity” of their orientalist wish to hold a gaggle identification.

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