Friday, January 07, 2011

A Muslim reflection on Islamist radicalism

From an op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal:
The holy texts of Islam emphasize that one's greatest allegiance should be to justice—superseding family and co-religionist ties. "Be strict in observing justice, and be witness for Allah, even though it be against yourselves or against your parents or kindred," the Quran says in chapter 4, verse 36.

Justice is the cornerstone of Islamic life—despite the appalling reality of many Muslim-majority countries today. Every faithful Muslim must contribute to the preservation of justice within their society.
Read the rest here.


Bateau Master said...

When she can project this view in Islamabad without fear for her life, then and only then will it be true.

Currently, reality trumps her interpretation.

JCF said...

I call y'all's attention to this inspiring story.