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?