Preaching Islamic moderation – Two Canadian authors warn against fundamentalist excesses

Aisha Sherazi, The Ottawa Citizen – Preaching Islamic moderation

It was the summer of 1994. I sat in the office of the imam in London’s Regent’s Park mosque, and read my “shahada” or declaration of faith. I excitedly accepted Islam as my faith, and promised to worship one God and attest that Muhammad (peace be unto him) was His messenger. The imam who witnessed this declaration told me something I shall never forget. “Islam as a religion is perfect. But some Muslim people can be terrible!”

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