Review by an atheist of Juan Cole’s book on Muhammad

 
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09 June 2019 13:15
 

https://www.nwprogressive.org/weblog/2019/05/book-review-a-prophet-of-peace-and-juan-coles-new-historicism.html

There’s a lot in this review regarding race and fascism, also of course atheism, all of it succinctly stated.  It’s not just about the book. 

Sam Harris gets mentioned towards the end, not in a complimentary way.

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[ Edited: 10 June 2019 19:22 by lynmc]
 
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09 June 2019 22:15
 

Link doesn’t work.

 
 
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15 June 2019 08:32
 

Ok, I read the article. I didn’t find any cohesive arguments. A lot of facts about early Islam, okay, so what? A lot of conflation of racism with criticisms of Islamic ideas. Yes, a slam of Harris at the end, but not really defended, more of a pot shot.

What am I missing?