Saturday, February 20, 2016

The root cause of Islamic extremism? Religious illiteracy.

This excellent article from Madiha Walker makes a powerful case. If we (by which I mean Muslims and non-Muslims of good will) are serious about addressing the extremism undertaken in the name of Islam, then it follows that we must support responsible, accurate religious instruction. We must advocate on behalf of Quranic values and rigorous inquiry -- and we must reject the dismal pseudo-scholarship and the cynical pedagogy of both ISIS brutes and Islamophobes.

A must-read article!