Sam Harris is a popular Atheist who has very critical views of Islam. Some would say he is an Islamophobe. Regardless his recent post on his site on Islam is very interesting. I found these comments surprising coming from someone who probably would love to rid the world of Islam.
Even with all his dislike of Islam, he finds parts of Islam beautiful. Reminds me of the first Muslims, many of whom were enemies of Islam and became the best Muslims like Khalid bin Waleed or Umar ibn al Khattab. Here are some of the lines where he shares his positive comments on Islam: