UK Independent: #MuslimApologies is a witty and informative response to Western Islamophobia

As an increasing number of people fail to see the difference between Isis and peaceful followers of Islam, Muslims have been sarcastically apologising for their religion

Islam is the religion of almost 2bn people from all over the world, all with different backgrounds and cultures. But it has come under a lot of scrutiny and suspicion recently due to the atrocities committed by Isis in Iraq and Syria.

When it hasn’t been misinterpreted and corrupted by fanatics, Islam is a religion based entirely on peace, tolerance and respect. Such values can be found in all faiths, from Judaism and Christianity to Buddhism and Hinduism. And as the religious scholar Reza Aslan pointed out during a debate on CNN debate this week, all of these religions, including Buddhism, have their violent fundamentalists who wreak havoc in the world… blah blah blah

These people are suffering from delusions. Or, more likely, from the endless PR efforts to distort history to help with Muslims’ notoriously sensitive feeling. I am willing to grant them bringing Indian base 10 numbers to the West and getting algebra started, but they did not inspire Newton (Wiki on Newton here.)  Their arrogance is breathtaking.

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