DiscoverMaking Sense with Sam Harris#154 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? (2019)
#154 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? (2019)

#154 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? (2019)

Update: 2019-04-2526
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In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris reads from an issue of Dabiq, the magazine of ISIS, and discusses the beliefs and goals of jihadists worldwide.

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Brad Strong

This is such a powerful episode. It really tears apart the narrative that Islam, as a belief structure can assimilate into western cultures.

May 23rd
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Skins Song

now it make sense to me why CCP encamps Muslims in Xinjiang. You got get rid this kind of mankind tumor

Apr 27th
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Straight-Up White Male

I'm homosexual but also a straight white male, is that cool?

Apr 27th
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Pandora Ephraim

"... as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues, except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat." Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard

Apr 26th
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Rick Arden

Watch out Sam! Everything you said was right on target, which means your fellow liberal buddies are now going to call you "racist" and "islamaphobic" The left has been hijacked by extremists, and if you say anything they disagree with you are automatically racist. I am looking forward to reading the comments on this episode, pretty sure your liberal friends are going to lose thier minds over this one!

Apr 26th
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Alex Mercedes

Rick Arden some will lose their minds. other liberals will agree with him. it's highly likely that humans will continue to defy all attempts to neatly box them into categories by applying labels.

May 5th
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Pandora Ephraim

Sam Harris is engaged in a holy war which by definition makes him a jihadist.

Apr 25th
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Pandora Ephraim

Alex Gage Etymologically speaking, holy refers to that which is set apart. In Sam's view, jihadism is a war that's waged, in a sense, that is set apart from other wars - at least in theory -; whereas other wars may be fought for economic or political advantage, jihadism is as a result, according to Sam, of religious beliefs, and which are perceived by the people who wage Jihad as holy. Whether or not Sam scribes to a transcendent reality is not altogether relevant. The fact that he intellectually engages with the holy war that is jihadism, is indicative of his involvement in the "holy war".

Apr 26th
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Alex Gage

Pandora Ephraim why u think his war is holy?

Apr 25th
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John Wick

Commenting before this comment section blows up - literally.

Apr 25th
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Alex Mercedes

J WIII would you like to?

May 5th
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CJ

John Wick Lol I see what you did there

Apr 29th
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#154 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? (2019)

#154 — What Do Jihadists Really Want? (2019)