Intelligent words from an intelligent man.
Harris says his main problem with the doctrine of Islam is that it poses specific challenges to what most people refer to as “civil society” in the West. And these pose a different set of challenges, he argues, than what we might see, in say, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, or any other world religion.
“There is no other religion that has a clear doctrine of jihad and martyrdom,” says Harris.
“Those are real deal breakers for living in a pluralistic peaceful world,” he continues.
“And if we can’t speak honestly about the mayhem ideas like martyrdom, jihadism, blasphemy, and apostasy are causing at this moment in history, then we are just going to be deluding ourselves — based on political correctness — about what the real problem is.”