Thanks for the contribution. Is Glenn Greenwald, the avowed nemesis of Sam Harris, your only source on his political views? Having looked quite deeply into this topic, I have to say that your characterization is not familiar to me at all. It seems to me that Harris is very interested in the figurative notion of a battle of ideas; and that Harris would expect Islam to lose such a battle. A literal war is not part of his agenda, as far as I can see, and I would be very interested to receive academe-quality references which contradict this. He is on record as opposing the Iraq war.