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A Brave insight into being a Muslim whilst coping with its 'laws' and 'restrictions' in a western world .. read it!
on 23 February 2015
Having watched a short video of an interview with Irshad Manjii and also with Islam and Muslims being topical at present, I purchased her book 'The Trouble with Islam Today'.
She came across as a very courageous lady who, despite being lesbian, doesn't wear a hijab; is outspoken and articulate and is a practising Muslim, I had to read what she had to say.
I wanted to read this, not because I'm racist or anti Muslim or Islam, quite the reverse I take the view that each to their own, whatever faith or belief you follow it should encompass tolerance and acceptance of others.
There is not enough police, soldiers or security personnel in the world to guard against terrorism, the solution has to come from within, our communities and in particular the Muslim communities.
Although my knowledge of Muslims and Islam is limited, such is the concern globally of Islamism we, non-Muslims, have to be proactive to understand what makes people, in the name of religion, kill, maim and torture others of a different persuasion and equally, why others of that religion, at best turn a blind eye or worse promote terrorism by keeping their communities' activities isolated from others so that radicalisation seems an attractive option to peace and harmony.