Following on from previous articles in relation to the terror alert and the social ramifications in Australia:
- Terrorists are terrorists
- Australia and Torture
- Climate Change or Terrorism?
- Whichever way you look at it, this is SO wrong
I would like to draw readers’ attention to examples of Muslims speaking out. The first is a video of Reza Aslan on CNN. The full Media Matters report can be found HERE.
In The Age, Reem Sweid writes (please do read Reem’s full article):
No matter how much I hear that Islam is a religion of violence and oppression, I think my faith is beautiful and has shaped me in every way. I have Muslim friends who are kind, generous and loving. So it saddens and angers me to see my religion defiled by the self-titled Islamic State. But what stings even more is seeing the wider Australian community so willing to believe that these barbarians represent Islam and Muslims.
We need to listen.
Feel free to add links to other examples in the comments.