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Losing our Spines to Save our Necks

By Sam Harris
Posted: September 15, 2012.
Published: May 5, 2008.

Print: The Huffington Post

Sam Harris’ 2008 article on why the controversy about an anti-Islam film should teach us that we need more criticism of Islam, not less.

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This is all so terribly unsettling. We need more people in the world like Irshad Manji to reform Islam for those who could never leave that faith and more people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali for those who could potentially be atheists.

posted on September 24, 2012
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Indeed. When you simply weigh up all of the evidence and view all of the source material and realise how this came about, you come to a very simply conclusion that this behavior must not stand. There is nothing wrong with constructive criticism based on observation.

posted on September 28, 2012
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