This single Opinion Journal article How to End ‘Islamophobia’ should immediately be required reading for everyone. The article is straight to the point. The author essentially says that in its current form, Islam is something to be feared by everyone and that it must reform to be accepted without fear.
To bring an end to Islamophobia, we must employ a holistic approach that treats the core of the disease. It will not suffice to merely suppress the symptoms. It is imperative to adopt new Islamic teachings that do not allow killing apostates (Redda Law). Islamic authorities must provide mainstream Islamic books that forbid polygamy and beating women. Accepted Islamic doctrine should take a strong stand against slavery and the raping of female war prisoners, as happens in Darfur under the explicit canons of Shariah (“Ma Malakat Aimanikum”).
I and many others have said that Islam must reform to be accepted. And I do agree with this author that we will be on the right track when we see Muslims in mass shouting down Muslim violence.
Islamophobia could end when masses of Muslims demonstrate in the streets against videos displaying innocent people being beheaded with the same vigor we employ against airlines, Israel and cartoons of Muhammad. It might cease when Muslims unambiguously and publicly insist that Shariah law should have no binding legal status in free, democratic societies.
I won’t bore you with my writing any longer. Go read the article How to End ‘Islamophobia’Tags: National Issues, Islam