“I think it is terrible that the president of the United States started speaking the way I speak. He can not say we are at war with Islam I got new, but we need a clear appraisal of our situation in the World and I don’t hear the appraisal coming from religious moderates and religious liberates. I don’t see the purchase point theologically, where they can stand and say: Listen, guys, you have it wrong because your interpretation is false. ” Sam Harris.
“Samuel Benjamin Harris (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher, and neuroscientist. His first book, The End of Faith (2004), is a critique of organized religion. In The Moral Landscape (2010), Harris argues that science can help answer moral problems and aid human well-being. He published a long-form essay Lying in 2011, the short book Free Will in 2012, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion in 2014 and, with British activist Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue in 2015.
Harris is a critic of religion and proponent of the liberty to criticize it. Harris is also a proponent of secular meditation practices adopted from Buddhism (especially Vipassana), has devoted two years of his life to silent practice in India. He has also praised Advaita Vedanta and Dzogchen, as “they contain empirical insights about the nature of consciousness that do not depend upon faith.” He is the co-founder and chief executive of Project Reason, a nonprofit organization that promotes science and secularism, and host of the Waking Up podcast. He is considered a member of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism”, alongside Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and the late Christopher Hitchens.”Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Harris