Irshad Manji: Fear keeps US from open talk on Islam

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Willie Geist: “Unfortunately, for a lot of Americans, their introduction to Islam came…on Sept. 11. How do you think the perception of Islam has changed over the last decade?”

Irshad Manji, author of “Allah, Liberty and Love”: “I think there is still far more confusion than there is clarity. I’ll say something else, and to me it’s the most dangerous F-word in the entire English language…but that word is ‘fear.’ I see among broad-hearted Americans – who are non-Muslim – fear about asking questions of Muslims and Islam because they’re afraid of being judged as bigots for doing so. And I see among liberal Muslims, such as myself, fear of going on the record about our views because we fear either being called traitors by Islam supremacists or terrorists-in-waiting by Islam bashers.”

Irshad Manji: Fear keeps US from open talk on Islam

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