Meet the Progressive Muslim Activists fighting for Justice and Standing Up to Politicized Extremists: Pushing Conservative Oppression Off the Stage
In the face of oppression, the arts are only one way of standing up against extremism in the name of God.
Women are stepping into battle against ISIS/Daesh, putting their lives on the line to protect their countries and their rights.
A dynamic telling of the story of Malala Yousafzai, a New York Times feature updating the reality of the Taliban destruction of girl’s schools, and activism against the iron fist of the Taliban in the Swat Valley, her home in Pakistan.
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As with every other religion, the communities and beliefs in Islam are varied, and fundamentalists do not speak for the majority. It is up to us as leaders in our communities to resist the xenophobia and hatred for a whole faith in the name of fear and power. Divide and conquer strategies encourage terrorism, because we begin to think like extremists, and lose track of what is real.