Sydney Lawyer Irfan Yusuf has written an insightful piece about London, and Islam, and the bombings, published today by e-journal Online Opinion,
Yusuf concludes, “The nation that cheered for its cricket team even when captained by one Nasser Hussein deserves to feel secure in the knowledge that its Muslim citizens openly and publicly condemn the perpetrators of these attacks. Muslim Englishmen and women must echo the condemnation of terrorist acts and ideologies already expressed by prominent English Muslim scholars such as Tim Winter and the late Martin Lings. The time to speak is now. Muslims must speak out now.”
I remember a quote from Sri Chinmoy, “It is only human ignorance that wants to control the world. Human love wants to bind the world. Human truth wants to lead the world”.
Online Opinion enables people to ‘speak out’ by publishing the spectrum of opinion on important public policy issues – including the environment.
It is hard to hate, when you are not ignorant.