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Throughout history, freethinkers have outraged the religious with their wacky ideas about the virtues of free speech, reason, and, of course, eating babies. Now, God is dying—and it's time to dispose of his remains. From the pits of Hell, Satan sends two puppets of the imperialist West and the Zionist Jews against God, Islam, and tiny kittens to bring you their propaganda and conspire for a new world order. This is Secular Jihadists for a Muslim Enlightenment—with Ali Rizvi and Armin Navabi.

Dec 27, 2019

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Former nun and religious apologist Karen Armstrong has made the argument that “sacred texts” are flexible, evolve with time, and are misunderstood by religious fundamentalists and atheists alike because they read them too literally. Her new book, The Lost Art of Scripture, has received a rave review by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times. Is she right? Armin and Ali are joined by former Islamic preacher-turned-atheist Abdullah Sameer to dig into and debunk Armstrong’s central thesis in this heated episode. Check it out.

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Kristof’s NYT review: 

Kristof shares Ali’s critique of his review: 

Abdullah Sameer on YouTube: 

Abdullah Sameer on Twitter: @abdullahadam

Abdullah Sameer’s website: 

Abdullah Sameer’s former Islamic website: