Friday, May 25, 2007

How to End 'Islamophobia'

Powerful Wall Street Journal op-ed by Muslim reformer Dr. Tawfik Hamid. This former member of an Islamist terrorist group is now a medical doctor living in the West. The whole article deserves a read.

...It is well past time that Muslims cease using the charge of "Islamophobia" as a tool to intimidate and blackmail those who speak up against suspicious passengers and against those who rightly criticize current Islamic practices and preachings. Instead, Muslims must engage in honest and humble introspection. Muslims should -- must -- develop strategies to rescue our religion by combating the tyranny of Salafi Islam and its dreadful consequences. Among more important outcomes, this will also put an end to so-called Islamophobia.

Click here to read the whole thing.