December 10, 2015

THE FACE OF ISLAM:

Our Duty as American Muslims : We are the only ones who can lead a winning fight against the radicalism crippling our faith. (KHURRAM DARA, Dec. 9, 2015, WSJ)

[I]n order to lead this fight with unified support, certain things will have to change. We can't call out prejudice against our faith without also calling out the gender inequality and homophobia that we find in some of our communities. We can't be champions of our own religious freedom without also championing the rights of all traditions across the globe that wish to peacefully practice, including other Muslim sects we may disagree with doctrinally. We have to change the way we think about Islamic law and vilify the medieval judicial practices that persist in the Middle East. And we must have uncomfortable but necessary conversations about where much of the funding for this cancerous supremacist ideology is coming from--Saudi Arabia.

We carry with us a responsibility to our country, our faith and our children. The majority of us are here because our parents or grandparents emigrated from oppressive and illiberal nations for the promise of a better life in America. But the way things are heading, our children may grow up with less opportunity and freedom than we did. I can think of no greater defeat and surrender to radicalism than that.

Posted by at December 10, 2015 5:52 PM

  

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