Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tom Holland, the "Christopher Hitches Lecture", on ‘De-Radicalizing Mohamed’

This is good stuff.


Anonymous said...

What this historian is forgetting, is that regardless of the "transformation" Islam is going through present day jihadists, and comparing it to the Reformation, there were jihadists throughout the 14 centuries life of Islam. He is trying to look for a way out through a door does not exist.

Pastorius said...

I think you have a good point there.

In fact, the the fact that he doesn't not confront that historical reality tells us he may be simple intellectually dishonest.

Anonymous said...

Good stuff? All I heard was a self-presumed 'scholar' admit the diabolical contents of the Islamic doctrine exist and then deny it's immutable concrete nature, while admitting there was no equivalent of the Pope to guide change. He as much as admits Islam demonstrated 1436 years of doctrinal stability and suggested nothing can be done nothing - but Hope for Change - and dream of unicorns and skittle rainbows to emerge after some 30 year war.
Just more pompous academic insanity masquerading as scholarship

Pastorius said...

I guess I must be to a point where just hearing a Leftist admit Islam's evil seems like a major improvement.

You see what I mean?

Anonymous said...

I heard it Pastorius. I simply cannot fathom his/liberal reasoning given the 'immutable' facts he admits exist MUST dismiss ANY possibility of his fantasy ever being realized. He sees it. He recognizes it. Then suggests to ignore it. Insanity.

Anonymous said...

If Islam MUST exist it proves only that Satan MUST exist.

zaba said...

This guy is not telling the whole story.
Seems like he either doesn't know or is covering.
This was evident before I quit at 15 minutes.