20 July 2009

Western hostility to Islam is stoked by double standards and distortion

The political and media bias is clear. But we Arabs and Muslims too must combat false, retrograde ideas around our religion. .... In short the west, politically and in the media, generally adopts points of view and policies that are hostile towards Arabs and Muslims.

But are Arabs and Muslims merely the innocent victims of this prejudice? Definitely not. We cannot use "the west" as an exclusive term meaning only one thing. There are millions of ordinary westerners who neither love nor hate Islam, simply because they know nothing about it. [Guardian CiF] Read more

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