Thursday, 16 June 2016

Admit It: These Terrorists Are Muslims - The Daily Beast

A companion piece to Ayaan's article in the last post, this by still-Muslim (but only just!), the equally wonderful and brave Maajid Nawaz. In the Daily Beast.
We reckon he's not a Muslim any more but says he is so that his words carry more weight. Ex Muslims can be more easily dismissed by Muslims resistant to change. For that we commend him, for it is brave to be a reforming Muslim. Still, Maajid certainly cops the ire of many Muslims both mainstream and Islamist: he's been called an "Uncle Tom" and a "native informer" for his efforts.
He takes it all equably retaining his humour and eloquence.
We're lucky to have him and the world would be better with many more like him.

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