Sam Harris: My critics are proving my point about Islam

He added, “I asked in the green room after our fight on the panel, in response to Nick and Ben’s [Ben Affleck] point, that there’s so many people who stand up against ISIS, there have been demonstrations, there’s a hashtag, ‘Not in Our Name.’ But I asked both of them, ‘what would have if we had burned a Koran on tonight’s show?’ And they knew what would happen, there would be riots in scores of countries, embassies would likely burn, people would certainly get killed, and we would spend the rest of our lives hiding from theocrats under credible threat of death. Now, that’s just a fact, it’s a fact that neither of them would deny. And yet, what we have in response to ISIS, ISIS who is crucifying people by the side of the road, raping women by the thousands, torturing women, and burying children alive, in the name of Islam, we have a hashtag, and we have some demonstrations.”