Qatari journalist, Nadine Al-Budair has a dream of a future where Muslims can live peacefully side-by-side with Christians and Jews. But she has some advice for her coreligionists if we are to achieve this peace.
In this excerpt she attempts to hold up a mirror to fellow Muslims and ask them how they would feel if Christians terrorized them like Islamists terrorize Christians and Jews:
“Imagine a Western youth coming here and carrying out a suicide mission in one of our public squares in the name of the Cross. Imagine that two skyscrapers had collapsed in some Arab capital, and that an extremist Christian group, donning millennium-old garb, had emerged to take responsibility for the event, while stressing its determination to revive Christian teachings or some Christian rulings, according to its understanding, to live like in the time [of Jesus] and his disciples, and to implement certain edicts of Christian scholars,” Al-Budair writes in a translation of the editorial provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
She even claims that Muslims have no right to be indignant over Donald Trump’s remarks:
Al-Budair wrote that Muslims do not have the right to condemn statements like those made by Trump without addressing the failures of Arab educational systems which teach jihad and hatred of the West in madrassas (Islamic schools) around the world. Al-Budair claims Muslim nations should apologize to the rest of the world.
Hopefully Ms. Al-Budair remains safe while continuing to promote her views on combating radical Islam. We need more Muslims like her taking a stand for common decency and a civilized and harmonious world.
Source: Christian Examiner