When Denial Can Kill

Manji, Irshad
July 2005
Time International (South Pacific Edition);7/25/2005, Issue 29, p68
The article presents the author's views regarding Islamic fundamentalism. The author says that for too long, Muslims have been sticking fingers in their ears and chanting "Islam means peace" to drown out the negative noise from the holy book. There is no doubt that radicals are exploiting Islam as a sword. Now, moderate Muslims must stop exploiting Islam as a shield, one that protects them from authentic introspection and their neighbors from genuine understanding.


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