Torture is in the news again, sadly, as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan made a public declaration that Canada will never use torture or be party to [it], a day after his meeting with US Defence Secretary James Mattis. That sounds decent, but there’s a lot of grey space around his … Continue reading
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris reflects on the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
As an atheist and a liberal, I find myself disagreeing with liberals more and more. Liberals have condemned Sam Harris for pointing out the dark side of Islam (even while he drew the distinction between ideas (Islam) and people (Muslims) and emphasized that he was criticizing ideas and not condemning … Continue reading
I’ve been relucant to enter the fray with regards to Affleckgate, because I didn’t really see anything new in it, just the same old talking past each other bickering that in some quarters passes for debate. But since the genocide card has been played… I figure it’s time to get … Continue reading
Glen Greenwald and Reza Aslan seem obsessed with smearing Sam Harris. Most of us have seen Reza Aslan in action before, insisting that FGM is not an Islamic practice (technically correct but practically wrong) and claiming that Indonesian women live in a free and open society. Many have refuted his … Continue reading