Against Islam

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Originally published in the New York Daily News

A fighter from the Syrian opposition aimA recent crisis highlights the distance between so-called “Islamic” extremists and the true teachings of Muhammed. In the Charter of Privileges granted to Christians under Muhammed’s leadership, it is clearly stated, “Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.” Despite this clear injunction, 12 Orthodox nuns are said to have been kidnapped from their convent by opposition Syrian fighters. The Islam I know asks us to protect religious minorities, and the Muhammed I know would be praying for these nuns and vehemently condemning the actions of these extremists.

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Yameen Khalil
Yameen Khalil

Yameen Khalil is currently a supervising physician in primary care working for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) in Oklahoma, U.S. Prior to working in the VA he has done research in medical genetics and anesthesia. He currently serves as Vice Chair for the Muslim Writers Guild of America, in charge of author recruitment and editing for opinion editorials.

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