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American Muslim leaders gathered at Washington's National Press Club late last month to release a scathing 17-page letter to the Islamic State that distanced mainstream Muslims from the militant group's actions. But one prominent imam from Northern Virginia refused to give his endorsement.

"It sounded like they were apologizing for something they haven't done, like they were running for cover," Imam Johari Abdul-Malik said in an interview with The Huffington Post.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

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Abdul-Malik is one of many Muslims who have found themselves in an ongoing debate as global concern grows over the Islamist movement in Syria and Iraq. They're having lively conversations at mosques and universities, in living rooms and on social media about how much Muslims should condemn the Islamic State -- or if they should do so at all.

"When you ask Muslims to condemn or denounce heinous actions, ideologies or groups what you’re saying is that you don’t trust any Muslim," Sana Saeed, a San Francisco-based producer at the digital Al Jazeera channel AJ+, wrote in a recent blog post, "Why I Won't Condemn ISIS. "[Y]ou're saying that I can’t be trusted until and unless I vocalize dissent against an individual, an action, an ideology or a group that claims to do something in the name of a shared identity."

Makes sense. Asking Muslims to denounce heinous actions by other Muslims is no different than asking Italians to denounce the Mafia. I think everyone is aware that most Italians believe the Mafia is a group of law breaking thugs and want nothing to do with that lifestyle. I'm not sure why Muslims are not given that same benefit.

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Or asking the pope to comment on snake handling or the burning of crosses.

Makes sense. Asking Muslims to denounce heinous actions by other Muslims is no different than asking Italians to denounce the Mafia. I think everyone is aware that most Italians believe the Mafia is a group of law breaking thugs and want nothing to do with that lifestyle. I'm not sure why Muslims are not given that same benefit.


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Makes sense. Asking Muslims to denounce heinous actions by other Muslims is no different than asking Italians to denounce the Mafia. I think everyone is aware that most Italians believe the Mafia is a group of law breaking thugs and want nothing to do with that lifestyle. I'm not sure why Muslims are not given that same benefit.

9/11 pretty much cemented our roles in the world of terrorism. IRL and here, it's way easier to paint people with a sweeping generalization rather than take the time to actually look at something and make a rational decision. This is why when a Muslim does something heinous, it's all of us. But if a Christian does something, they're not labeled at all. You'll never hear about a Christian thug, or radical Buddhist.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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