Ayaan Hirsi Ali
And it featured testimony from witnesses pushing anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.
The #ImamsForShe campaign is meant to empower women to educate themselves about their rights in Islam. These imams put forward an uplifting, inclusive and compassionate expression of Islam.
Today's feminist movement seems bizarrely out of touch with the original, universal standards of their forbears. In sidelining Muslim women's basic rights, today's feminists ignore the suffragette legacy and the necessity for urgent reform of international human rights violations.
We must understand that the only way to defeat the ISIS narrative is by providing a reformist counter-narrative that is based on intellectual honesty and truth. Such a narrative exists. Let us support it, not fight it.
Next month, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a controversial voice calling for Islamic reform, is scheduled to appear at a Washington, DC event hosted by one of the nation's most active anti-Muslim groups. The Somali-born author and activist will deliver the keynote address at the annual conference of ACT for America.
So yes, let us confront and debate the path to reformation. As the Qur'an teaches, "Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and argue with them in a way that is best."
A panel of Muslim women discussed Hirsi Ali's stance in a HuffPost Live conversation on Monday. Watch the clip above and
Introduction: One Islam, Three Sets of Muslims In December 2014, a group of nine heavily armed, black-clad men burst into
In these pages, it is my intention to make many people -- not only Muslims but also Western apologists for Islam -- uncomfortable. I am not going to do this by drawing cartoons. Rather, I intend to challenge centuries of religious orthodoxy with ideas and arguments that I am certain will be denounced as heretical. My argument is for nothing less than a Muslim Reformation.
Multiculturalism should not mean that we tolerate another culture's intolerance. If we do in fact support diversity, women's rights, and gay rights, then we cannot in good conscience give Islam a free pass on that spurious ground.