Let Muslims speak about Islam
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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