Tuesday, 12 November 2019

“Leaving the Faith”. Yasmine Mohammed on the dangers of leaving Islam

Her book is here
In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Yasmine Mohammed about her book "Unveiled: How Western Liberals Empower Radical Islam”.
They discuss her family background and indoctrination into conservative Islam, the double standard that Western liberals use when thinking about women in the Muslim community, the state of feminism in general, violence, the validity of criticizing other cultures, and many other topics.
Sam wrote a blurb for Unveiled”, which he reads out on the podcast:
Women and freethinkers in traditional Muslim communities inherit a double burden. If they want to live in the modern world, they must confront not only the theocrats in their homes and schools, but many secular liberals – whose apathy, sanctimony and hallucinations of “racism throw yet another veil over their suffering. In Unveiled, Yasmine Mohammed accepts this challenge as courageously as anyone I’ve ever met, putting the lie to the dangerous notion that criticizing the doctrine of Islam is a form of bigotry. Let her wisdom and bravery inspire you.  
– Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith