Am I Anti-Muslim?

Well worth reposting. From Raheel Raza at Clarion: 

“Anti” means to be opposed to a particular policy activity or idea. “Critique” is a detailed analysis and assessment of something literary, philosophical or political theory.

  • Am I anti-Muslim if I call for separation of mosque and state?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I call for a halt to honor-based violence against women, which includes female genital mutilation (rampant in the West), forced and underage marriages and honor killings?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I say that sharia governance is incompatible with the Universal Charter of Human Rights and is obsolete?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I call for Raif Badawi to be freed (a Saudi blogger jailed in Saudi Arabia and slated to receive 1000 lashes)?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I support the lives of Yazidi women being persecuted by ISIS?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I lobby for safety and rights for minorities living in Muslim lands?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I critique some Muslim states for their abhorrent human rights violations against their own citizens?
  • Am I anti-Muslim when I point out the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khomeni-ism and Wahabbism on Muslims?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I partner with organizations that are against the spread of a radical Islamist ideology?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I expose the dangers of radicalization for Muslim youth?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I speak out against armed jihad as a 7th century concept not to be used to create terrorism today?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I worry about the safety and security of the land I call home?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I teach my children and grandchildren the spiritual aspects of Islam and negate politicizing the faith?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I counsel concerned and troubled youth?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I provide young Muslim men and women a safe space between the mall and mosque?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I work towards peace between faiths and invite hard questions to the table?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I encourage reform and negate dogma?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if I speak about the difference between Islam and Islamism at events or to groups that are not the choir but have different views on Islam?
  • Am I anti-Muslim if academic institutions and government bodies call upon me to explain the positive aspects of my faith?
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