A Muslim’s invitation to the new atheists: Dawkins, Ali, and Harris

Source: muslimwriters.org

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With Ayaan Hirsi Ali in an uproar over her unvitation from Brandeis University, and Richard Dawkins beginning his American tour, what better time to invite them to work together to promote pluralism and tolerance? And just for kicks, my invite includes Sam Harris — who is likewise no stranger to demonizing Islam.

The ongoing debate stems from these new atheists’ audacious claim that they have educated opinions about Islam. Evidence demonstrates otherwise. In 2011 I wrote a Washington Post op-ed titled, “Do Critics Actually Read the Koran?” — appropriately enough questioning whether critics actually take the time to read the Qur’an before launching their assault.

Last year Richard Dawkins answered my question, tweeting, “Haven’t read Koran so couldn’t quote chapter & verse like I can for Bible. But often say Islam greatest force for evil today.” Responding to Dawkins’ tweet, I wrote, “[The] shred of dignity [Dawkins] had was lost when he admitted to demonizing Islam w/o ever reading Quran.” Rather than admit to his double standard, Dawkins dug himself a… read more at muslimwriters.org

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1 reply

  1. To dear Moderator of The Muslim Times.

    Freedom of expression.
    You still deleted some comments of mine.
    You still do not accept the different thought, interpretation of Islam, like extremist Muslim.
    You still do not respect others beliefs,

    What’s difference between those Muslim (extremist Muslim )who accuse Ahmadiyah and Shia are not Muslim and you as a Muslim Ahmadiyah who delete my comments, just because different beliefs with you.

    I urge you let we support Human Right or freedom of religion and expression. This is the core of Islamic teaching.

    Please do not delete my respond here even my respond against your beliefs.Thanks, I appreciate it

    All love
    Alatif

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