July 23, 2018

Am I a “self-hating” Muslim — just for visiting Israel?

Tanveer AhmedRebel Commentator

When I visited Israel with some of the Rebel team, I received a number of negative reactions from some of my fellow Muslims.

However, in case you think this a "left vs. right" phenomenon, something similar happened to a decidedly non-"right wing" Muslim journalist when he went there too.

All for daring to simply talk to "Zionists."

But what's really underlying all this? I'll explain...

This trip gave me a much more nuanced view of the conflict in, and about, Israel — and I think my presence provided some of those who travelled with us a more nuanced view of Muslims!

We need more of this sort of thing, not less, don't we?

 

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commented 2018-07-28 23:45:50 -0400
you are not necessarily self hating but certainly naive. You are not going to the core of the problem which is the book. There is a lot of people who wield a lot power because of that book and so you are stopped before you begin. The book itself forbids any changes to it on penalty of death.
commented 2018-07-28 02:14:40 -0400
People like you could change the path of Islam. Yet you and others like Tarek Fatah have death threats directed at them for telling the truth and promoting peace.
commented 2018-07-23 21:40:43 -0400
Muslims tend to carry too much Baggage when Migrating Westward.
commented 2018-07-23 17:25:38 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 35,720 Attacks, 231,462 Killed, 311,325 Injured that we know of
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