Let Muslims speak about Islam

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The crescent moon is a symbol of Islam, but too many Americans see it as a symbol of violence. The crescent moon is a symbol of Islam, but too many Americans see it as a symbol of violence.

Over the past six months, new experts on Islam have crept into the forefront, doing their best to deliver an image of ISIS as something borne out of Islamic society, as if ISIS can speak for Muslims across the world. Sadly, the vast majority of these pundits are white, American, and not Muslim. The attacks on Islam have come from across the spectrum, from atheists such as Bill Maher and his tirade against Muslims that led to Ben Affleck’s shocking rebuttal on Maher’s Real Time Friday HBO show, to former Muslims and staunch Islamophobe Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s calls for an Islamic reformation. While everyone has a right to voice their opinion, however lacking in substance and depth, most often they derive from one hatred of Islam or another.

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Posted on April 2, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. These words ring true! It is indeed us who should speak for ourselves, first and foremost! I listened to that debate between Linda and Ayaan, it was very interesting but in the end Ayaan got owned by linda 😉

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