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Islam and the Future of Tolerance
- A Dialogue
- By: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
- Narrated by: Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz
- Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
In this short book, Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz invite you to join an urgently needed conversation: Is Islam a religion of peace or war? Is it amenable to reform? Why do so many Muslims seem drawn to extremism? What do words like Islamism, jihadism, and fundamentalism mean in today's world? Remarkable for the breadth and depth of its analysis, this dialogue between a famous atheist and a former radical is all the more startling for its decorum. Harris and Nawaz have produced something genuinely new: they engage one of the most polarizing issues of our time - fearlessly and fully - and actually make progress.
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- By Dave on 21-01-2016
A fantastic and important discussion
Would you listen to Islam and the Future of Tolerance again? Why?
Definitely worth multiple listens. An important discussion on contemporary islam, the challenges faced by individuals seeking to institute change, and a fascinating attempt to better understand those most resistant.
There is a free-form discussion at the end which is not well advertised, but provides further insight not to be found anywhere else.
Have you listened to any of Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz ’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes. This is fantastic performance by both individuals. The fact this is performed by the authors is critical to the purpose of this book. While it can sound sometimes stilted, this is more than made up for by the honesty that can be felt when listing to the conversation unfold. The free-form discussion at the end of the audio book is also a must-hear.