Posted: 06 Aug 2015 05:41 PM PDT
When I first started speaking out against Islam I used to look up to the likes of Frank Gaffney, and Daniel Pipes. But after some time I realized that Frank’s call for an Islamic reformation, and Daniel’s age old slogan of “militant Islam is the problem, moderate Islam is the solution” are just not working. In fact those calls are nothing more than detrimental false hope.
Of course they are entitled to their opinion, but the real problem is that many people see them as leaders and so they follow their lead off the cliff. Because they are handing non-Muslims an easy out on this issue.
It is hard enough to get people to fight this war (non-violently), and stating Islam is going to reform is the equivalent of going to the doctor, and being told you have a life threatening disease. But not to worry, because your anti-bodies are going to destroy it for you. In other words the problem is going to resolve itself. Well it is not.
Because of human nature, many non-Muslims are going to take the path of least resistance. So the non-Muslim lead call for reform spreads to Lawfare’s Brooke Goldstein, and now to Apostate Hirsi Ali. Like a Jewish woman and an apostate of Islam have any chance of leading Muslims to a reformation of Islam.
Which leads me to the UK’s highly intelligent Atheist, Richard Dawkins.
One of the most respected scientists in the world and the biggest draw in secularism, Richard Dawkins always generates impressive crowds when visiting North America. Secularism is sweeping America as a movement, and Richard Dawkins is the catalyst who galvanizes it.
From 1995 to 2008 Richard Dawkins was the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth and The Magic of Reality. His most recent book is his autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature. His around-the-world speaking tour is the focus of a recent documentary “The Unbelievers” which also features appearances by Woody Allen, Stephen Colbert, Cameron Diaz, Ian McEwan, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Hawking, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Sarah Silverman.
Richard Takes the Easy way out
The problem with Dawkins is that has not put in too much effort into this issue, and has taken the path of least resistance. Reform.
I Want My Legacy To Be That They Know That They Screwed With The Wrong Guy — Andrew Breitbart