Boko Haram’s version of Islam isn’t real

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Originally published in Dallas News

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Yet again, a terrorist organization defaces the beautiful religion of Islam with their heinous actions. This time we are in Nigeria, where so-called “Muslims” from Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls because they claim Islam disallows the education of women. You can read that over and over again because I can’t wrap my head around the logic behind this.

As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I am right there with the international outcry to #BringBackOurGirls. Islam doesn’t just allow the education of women, but actively demands the education of our women; the Prophet Muhammad once stated, “It is incumbent on every Muslim man and woman to seek knowledge.”

Ahmed Malik

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