Rabia Kazan: "This is not my Allah"
As reported in an article titled "Turkish journalist Rabia Kazan launches 'This is not my Allah' global campaign against extremism" (International Civil Liberties Alliance), we learn that Ms. Kazan speaks out against radical Islam, which she considers a perversion of genuine Islam:
As someone raised in Islam, I am horrified to my core to see killings and persecution in the name of Allah. Does Allah wish for child marriage, which is essentially rape? Does Allah want to make Muslim women into whores [through the practice of nikah mut'ah, i.e., temporary marriage]? Does Allah sanction the beheadings of innocents [just because they're not Muslim]? Does Allah glory in the spilling of blood? Does Allah believe that non-Muslims are infidels? There is a dangerous perversion of an old and noble religion in our time and sadly, not enough resistance. I want to empower people to speak out against this perversion; I want to end the silence. That is where This is Not My Allah comes in. (Bracketed expansions mine. - HJH)Here's her website: "This is not my Allah!" I'm all for moderate Muslims raising their voices against militant Islam . . . but what if support for this militant sort of Islam has a strong textual basis in the official sources of Islam and its law? What are moderate Muslims then to do?