On the ‘Problem of Evil revisited’ thread, Kantian Naturalist says:
And I’ve become increasingly disgusted by the Islamophobia of “the New Atheists” — especially the odious Bill Maher, who has become their spokesperson in the US media. I think that people who rightly reject the fascist tendencies of contemporary Abrahamic religiosity (whether in the guise of Marco Rubio, Benjamin Netanyahu, or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi) are rarely aware of how fascistic their own atheism sounds.
I don’t watch Maher regularly, but I often enjoy him when I do. What has he said that demonstrates Islamophobia? (And what does Islamophobia mean? Being phobic of the jihadists seems sensible to me.)
The New Atheists are regularly accused of Islamophobia, and I know it isn’t intended as a compliment, but I would echo Patrick’s questions. What exactly are they being accused of, and what have they said that qualifies? Please provide specific quotes.
The New Atheists aren’t perfect, and I am quite open to the possibility that some of them have said things that qualify as ‘Islamophobic’. However, I’d like to see specific examples along with a definition of ‘Islamophobia’ under which they qualify.
Though these questions are motivated by KN’s claim, all are welcome to answer them.