13 juin 2017

Conversation entre Harris et Haider

J'ai déjà parlé ici de l'importance de critiquer la religion et particulièrement l'Islam. J'ai souvent dit que l'islamophobie était essentiellement un mythe et que le désir des politiciens et des médias de gauche multiculturalistes d'empêcher toute critique de cette religion était une idée désastreuse.

Cette fascinante conversation entre Sam Harris et Sarah Haider, de l'organisme Ex-Muslims of North America, vient confirmer plusieurs de mes prises de position. Le message de Mme Haider mérite d'être entendu. Parce que nos vrais alliés, ceux qui ont besoin de nous et ceux qui sont véritablement menacés, ce ne sont pas les musulmans qui tentent d'empêcher toute critique de leur foi, mais plutôt les apostats qui tentent d'en sortir.

La menace qui pèse sur ces gens courageux et lucides est bien réelle:

(00:06:40) I actually encountered quite a few militant atheists and this is why, even to this day, I don't think that militant atheism is such a horrible thing because it does push people like me to look into their faith if only for the reason that they want to defend it. And that is what happened to me (...) and I found that there really wasn't much there for me to defend.

(00:07:24) These were Westerners. These were people who came from a Christian background and then left their faith and then started pointing out the problems within Islam to me. And of course I was offended. (...) But that offense doesn't really mean anything in the longer arc that we're talking about, which is truth.

(00:11:23) When I started to meet other ex-Muslims, I found (...) that I was extremely lucky with my experience with my parents, the fact that I had left the faith and that I hadn't been threathened by them, I hadn't been abused in any serious way and I hadn't realised that I was kind of an outlier with that experience. And as I began to meet other ex-Muslims, I started to see that there was a huge need for people to just meet others like themselves.

(00:19:14) The freedom to leave, the freedom to not believe at all. That isn't guaranteed. In my opinion, we can't have a conversation about freedom within that religion at all. Everything is, to some extent, coerced because the most basic freedom, the freedom to leave, isn't guaranteed.

(00:22:35) If Muslims feel they're being badly treated here, in the United States, they can go to Muslim majority countries. But where can a person like me go? I'm in the safest place I could possibly be and yet I'm too afraid to tell people where I live. It's tragic for me that there's even a need for our organization.

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