Comedian and writer Aman Ali of the "30 Mosques" project featured previously here on Boing Boing has an opinion piece up at CNN about how he's sick of feeling like he has to apologize, on behalf of all Muslims, for 9/11.
Just like Christianity and Judaism, Islam unequivocally condemns terrorism. Don't take it from me, though. Grab a copy of the Quran from a library and find out for yourself.
Don't rely on some cherry-picked crackpot interpretation of the Muslim holy book that you read on some Islamophobic hack's poorly designed website. Speaking of which, Islamophobes need to put down the Quran and pick up a book on HTML programming and Flash.
When 9/11 happened, I can understand why the average person would want to know what Muslims actually believe. After all, the terrorists claimed they were acting in the name of Islam.
That's why hundreds of Islamic organizations around the globe condemned the attacks and told the truth about how Islam doesn't condone terrorism whatsoever.
But that was 10 years ago. Why are mainstream American Islamic groups like the Islamic Society of North America, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim Public Affairs Council still condemning the attacks and just about any other act of terrorism that pops up in the news?
Aman is funny on Twitter.
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