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

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

  1. 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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