My Open Letter to the Southern Poverty Law Center

10/15/2019

I think it's the moral duty of everyone to reject silencing and show Muslims that they cannot expect others to adhere to their religion and to respect a warlord who died 1500 years ago.

Normally when an organization claims to "fight hate" and "teach tolerance", I expect it to support people like me. Because I think I do those things. But it's clear that the existence of Islamophobia in the West warrants such a reaction that Islamic societies should have no internal critics, and that "fighting hate", for someone like me, means simply not existing.

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