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Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It’s bigoted and Islamophobic


There’s a certain ritual that each and every one of the world’s billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It’s a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a deranged self-styled sheikh named Man Haron Monis took several people hostage in a downtown café.

Here is what Muslims and Muslim organizations are expected to say: “As a Muslim, I condemn this attack and terrorism in any form.”

This expectation we place on Muslims, to be absolutely clear, is Islamophobic and bigoted. The denunciation is a form of apology: an apology for Islam and for Muslims. The implication is that every Muslim is under suspicion of being sympathetic to terrorism…

Read the whole article by Max Fisher on Vox here

Comments 1
  • Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
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    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Jean-Baptiste Poquelin


    Well, there are loads and loads of attacks committed specifically in the name of islam.

    It is clear to the entire world that islam seems to have a unique problem with violence committed specifically in its name.

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