Sam Harris is fully supportive of the latest bigotry craze sweeping the country.
Is it crazy to express as Ted Cruz did, a preference for Christians over Muslims in this process? Of course not. What percentage of Christians will be jihadists or want to live under sharia law? Zero. And this is a massive, in fact the only, concern when talking about security. If we know that some percentage of Muslims will be jihadists, inevitably we know we cannot be perfect in our filtering, if we know that a larger percentage, if not jihadists, will be committed to resisting assimilation into our society, then to know that a given refugee, or family of refugees, is Christian, is a wealth of information, and quite positive information, in this context. So it is not mere bigotry, or mere xenophobia, to express that preference.
(He then says he’s not endorsing all of Cruz’s politics, he just thinks Cruz is right on this one thing.)
The fact that we have a president who will not even name the problem is giving the right enormous energy that we really don’t want them to have.
No, guy, making the assumption that being Muslim, the group most lethally targeted by ISIS, makes one more likely to sympathize with fanatical jihadists, is most definitely bigotry. It doesn’t even make sense. Complaining that being Muslim automatically makes one less likely to assimilate assumes that Americans can’t really be Muslim, and is also bigotry.
You need something to cleanse your brain of that awful man now. Here’s John Oliver on refugees.
Feel better now?