Irshad Manji

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Despite obscenely overstuffed money vaults and a whole lot of land to spare, the Saudis will not take in Palestinians as citizens. The will however broadcast telethons to raise millions for the financing of suicide bombers. They also award the families of successful bombers a trip to Mecca, all expenses paid. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Fact is, given a choice to erase or embrace Western popular culture, most Muslims would gleefully embrace it. Miscellaneous
Free societies allow for the reinvention of self and the evolution of faith. Freedom & Liberty
Home is where my dignity lives, not necessarily where my ancestors put down roots. Citizenship & Patriotism
In a chaotic world, fundamentalism can be a moral compass. Religion & God
In Islam's golden age, so much progress was made that it became the basis of the European Renaissance. We Muslims have to change ourselves, that's the main difference. We can't keep blaming America or Israel for our misery. Religion & God
In the last 50 years, more Muslims have been killed and tortured by other Muslims than by all the external powers. Religion & God
Learning to live with offence is the price of living in a diverse society. Discrimination & Prejudice
Moslem fundamentalists use 7th century customs to keep 21st century women in line. Minorities & Women
Muslims have been sticking it to each other for decades. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Our—Islam’s—problems didn’t start with the dastardly Crusaders. Our problems started with us. To this day, Muslims use the white man as a weapon of mass distraction—a distraction from the fact that we have never needed the “oppressive” West to oppress our own. Miscellaneous
The trouble with Islam is that lives are small and lies are big. Religion & God
There is a profound unfairness embedded in the economic system. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
Verses of the Koran and of the Prophet are being isolated and used to justify violence. Religion & God
We Muslims are conspiring against ourselves. We’re in crisis and we’re dragging the rest of the world with us. If ever there was a moment for Islamic reformation, it is now. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers