12 September 2010

Daisy Khan: Reaction to Park51 'Un-American,' Muslim Community At Risk: Transcript

Daisy Khan: Reaction to Park51 'Un-American,' Muslim Community At Risk: Transcript (WNYC, 93.9 FM, 10 September 2010)

Excerpt:
"When you feel that your faith is persecuted and you feel alienated and you feel that you're not accepted as an equal in your own country, some people do fall prey to radicalization. And this is a real concern. We have seen somebody like Faisal Shahzad, a classic example of a person who can fall prey to extremist recruiters. I know that young American Muslims who are civically engaged are very concerned about that. People like Ebu Patel who spent his entire career, his short-- he's very young and Reza Aslan and these are people who are real advocates for pluralism in this country. They are talking about the very ideology that extremists hate. Extremists promote exclusion where as Islam has always been inclusive, has always been pluralistic which are the two things that the United States and Islam share. And I know that is what we need to focus on and a center like this would celebrate the pluralism, not only within Islam but also within America. And the extremists-- that is a blow to the extremists."
Link: Daisy Khan: Reaction to Park51 'Un-American,' Muslim Community At Risk: Transcript


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