Reclaiming and Beautifying Islam

.Islam..”we embrace a pluralistic interpretation of Islam, rejecting all forms of oppression and abuses…”

The Gatestone Institute is what you have been looking for.

It is so very easy, and understandable, to become utterly cynical about religion. Given the abuses in the name of Allah prevalent in the news over the past months it is easy to become very suspicious of Islam.

I have heard many folks wondering aloud why Muslims don’t speak out to denounce the inhumanities of ISIS, the kidnappings by Boko Haram, the killing of Christians in Iran, rampant anti-Semitism…(among a pretty nasty list). They are indeed doing so, but we have to listen in the right places. Continue reading