Trump is right about radical Islam: Raheel Raza

Raheel Raza on Trump.

I fail to see how she finds his way of “sparking a conversation” actually furthers efforts to reduce radicalization.

Ironically, the one moderate Muslim that Trump did put on stage was Khizr Khan but at the Democratic Convention, who demonstrated better what a moderate Muslim is than this commentary by Raza:

When First Lady Michelle Obama took up the plight of 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by radical Islamists Boko Haram, with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, I thanked her. When President Obama called female genital mutilation “a tradition that is barbaric and should be eliminated,” I thanked him. And now that Trump has made the issues that we moderate Muslims care about front-page news, I must do what is right for my faith and for my calling. I must do what is right for my long-suffering Muslim sisters and say — without an asterisk this time — that Trump is right: for sparking a conversation about radical Islam.

Because until we really do #BringBackOurGirls, until 500,000 girls in America are no longer victims of genital mutilation or at risk of it, until we stop radical Islamists from killing us for being open, tolerant and liberal, we must continue the conversation that Trump has helped bring to every news broadcast, water cooler and dinner table around the world.

Now it’s time for Mr. Trump to step up and put moderate Muslims on stage, to amplify our voices and make our issues part of the conversation. Because we moderate Muslims are the solution to the problem of radical Islam.

Source: Trump is right about radical Islam: Raheel Raza

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