Saturday, August 9, 2014

Secularists and Gaza


DEMOCRACY NOW! has a great interview Henry Siegman about Israeli politics and the nature of negotiations with both sides.  I also have a podcast from Sam Harris.
I also have a video of Slavoj Zizek which has been about all I really have to say about Harris and his brand of 'New Atheism'.

Some have recently highlighted that the so-called 'secular' elements of Egyptian society enabled the Sisi coup to overthrow the Muslim Brotherhood.  It is in this sense I contrast how Harris addresses this topic in comparison to Siegman.  How divergent, and in this case, overtly philo-Semitic Harris is compared with Siegman serves as a unique instance of reflection on a certain ideological tendency of the 'New Atheists' regarding Islamophobia.

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