11th June 2019

“If a woman-respecting, non-violent, cool-headed Muslim says that he is a good person despite Islam, he would essentially be saying that Islam is irrelevant to his existence. A believer would never say that. He will chalk up his successes to his faith. He will insist that his faith galvanised every good thing in his life. If and when members of his faith engage in something detestable, he will say that 'those extremists' got the faith wrong. This is why average Muslims insist that 'Islam means peace' even though these days Islam has been linked to some pretty major instances of violence.”

Ali Eteraz