He doesn't. His whole thing is that the religion and its text isn't the issue. Its extremist interpretations. He absolutely condems extremist activities. ANd the small minority of muslims that do terrorism do not in anyway represent Islam and its many practices and interpretations. He's right.
Hanspete: He's a super interesting guy with some really interesting views on religion and society. I know you probably hate the daily show but I would actually recommend watching jon stewarts daily show interview with him i genuinely think you would like it.
He is right, but that doesnt change the fact that a considerable amount misinterpret the Quran, and commit heinous crimes. The text is the problem. Why can't it be more clear? Just denying it for political correctness isn't going to solve the problem. That is something I don't like him for.
Tajshar2k: He says what he says for all religions not just Islam. And his point is that the interpretations can be good or bad. That people are already bigoted and violent and mold scripture to back themselves up. The same goes for people who mold scripture to fit progressive non extreme viewpoints. His thing is basically that your a good person or your not your religion doesn't make you what you are. You can choose how you are in this world and people tend to change their scriptural interpretations to match their views not the other way around.
Personally i dint think so. I just think he talks about his points in the cintext if Islam more because Islam is under a lot of controversy and in th news all the time, and usually accused of being somehow worse than other religions. If somethings relevant ir tyacked more youre going to defend it more.
Every time an Islamic terrorist attack occurs this guy always finds a ridiculous excuse to separate religion from why the incident occurred. He also obsessively twists his opponents arguments and flat out lies. An example is the incident involving Sam Harris.