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The slow, whiny death of British Christianity : Johann Hari
Johann Hari gets all strident neo-toxic sceptical neo-atheist (you missed "shrill" - Ed.): "As their dusty Churches crumble because nobody wants to go there, the few remaining Christians in Britain will only become more angry and uncomprehending." He's right about "whiny", though.
christianity  religion  atheism  secularism  uk  hari  johann-hari 
august 2010 by pw201
Johann Hari: The Pope, the Prophet, and the religious support for evil - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
"What can make tens of millions of people – who are in their daily lives peaceful and compassionate and caring – suddenly want to physically dismember a man for drawing a cartoon, or make excuses for an international criminal conspiracy to protect child-rapists?" Anyone, Bueller, anyone?
atheism  catholic  christianity  culture  evil  fundamentalism  islam  johann-hari  pope  religion  mohammed  cartoons 
march 2010 by pw201
Renouncing Islamism: To the brink and back again - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
The stories of former Islamists who came back from the brink, and just what went wrong to put them there in the first place. "From the right, there was the brutal nativist cry of "Go back where you came from!" But from the left, there was its mirror-image: a gooey multicultural sense that immigrants didn't want liberal democratic values and should be exempted from them. Again and again, they described how at school they were treated as "the funny foreign child", and told to "explain their customs" to the class. It patronised them into alienation. "
islam  religion  politics  terrorism  culture  war  hari  johann-hari  jihad  islamism 
november 2009 by pw201
We need to stop being such cowards about Islam - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent
"It is condescending to treat Muslims like excitable children who cannot cope with the probing, mocking treatment we hand out to Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism."
philosophy  islam  fundamentalism  religion  aisha  mohammed  books  atheism  johann-hari 
august 2008 by pw201
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: An interview
Johann Hari interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali. As Steven over at itsmypulp points out, it's interesting that she sees Western views that "Islam is peace" as naive, but also hopes for reform.
islam  religion  terrorism  ayaan  ayaan-hirsi-ali  johann-hari  holland  dutch  theo-van-gogh 
november 2007 by pw201
Johann Hari: Why do we ignore the plight of ex-Muslims? - Independent Online Edition > Johann Hari
"All over Europe, there are Muslims who are exercising their right in a free society to change their religion, or to become atheists. And they are regularly being threatened, beaten and burned-out, while the police largely stand by, inert."
islam  muslim  de-conversion  religion  hari  johann-hari 
october 2007 by pw201

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