Saturday, March 12, 2011

What's Said About Islamophobia

It's been a rough week for American Muslims. With the ICNA Relief fundraiser protest making big news (though it happened a couple weeks ago) and Peter King's congressional hearings, attempting to legitimize prevalent marginalizing stereotypes about Muslims, I've been confused myself about even what to say. The attacks on Muslims seem bizarre and senseless to me, and I haven't even found words to reply.

But not everyone has been rendered speechless. In these days when Shari'ah is being widely misunderstood, the voices below demonstrate wisdom, reason, and calm in response to seemingly frantic anger directed at Muslims, and are worth hearing.

The first, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Riz Khan:

The second, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in a Tennessee newspaper, posted at MuslimMatters:

1 comment:

mezba said...

One of the sad parts was also the comments left by some Muslims on Sheikh YQ's piece on Muslim Matters, proving that ignorance trumps practicality in also the Muslim community!