The daily atrocities by Islamic Jihadists against people of other faiths and cultures are bad enough.
What I find equally alarming is the apparent inability of moderate Muslims to counter the Jihadists by openly articulating a clear and effective theological basis – from the Qur’an – for religious and cultural pluralism.
Increasingly, I wonder if it is even possible to do so – either because they fear retribution by other Muslims or because maybe the Qur’an provides no consistent basis for such views.
These issues highlight an uncomfortable truth: Those who are unable to embrace and defend cultural and religious pluralism should not be allowed immigrant or refugee status in societies which do.
This is not bigotry, but frank reality.