Canadian Ali Zafar: As a Muslim journalist, I’m not OK with the Charlie cover

But my condemnation goes deeper than that. As a person of faith, and a person of colour, it baffles me that the right to freedom of speech is being used as a right to be racist and bigoted toward Muslims, which is made clear by the obscene cartoons in editions of Charlie.

…The Prophet himself faced violence and verbal ridicule from individuals, but never used harsh words or physical force in return. It’s his example that I’ll continue to follow.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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