Let moderate Islam be heard: Husain
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Mainstream Muslims need to conquer their fear of radicals and end the madness, says Ed Husain
Key words (Tags) : Ed Husain, Muslims, Moderate, Islam, Religion, Beliefs, Observer, New Zealand Herald
Muslims who live in Europe have a moral duty to present the true, benign face of their religion. Twenty out of 23 children chose to name their class teddy bear Muhammad. A rather sweet gesture, I think.
But no. In ultra-sensitive Sudan, parents and a staff member decided to complain against what they saw as a white, female, infidel British teacher insulting their religion. What was an innocent classroom gesture was, yet again, hijacked by Muslim extremists to threats of floggings and demands of shooting after Friday prayers in Khartoum last week.
Last year, it was the Danish cartoons. This year it is a teddy bear. What next? And…
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