Speaking the truth

A moderate Muslim, Irshad Manji says Islam needs more introspection and self-criticism.

By RHONDA SPIVAK
April 25, 2012 17:07
Irshad Manji

Irshad Manji 521. (photo credit: David Square)

When Irshad Manji, a courageous Canadian Muslim liberal and open critic of Islam was speaking with another reformist Muslim at an event this past December in Amsterdam, 22 male Islamic jihadists burst into the venue and attempted to physically assault her.

“They shouted ‘Kafir,’ an Arabic word meaning apostate, and then they issued not only a death threat, but an order to execute. One of them openly threatened to break my neck. Luckily they were unarmed,” she says. “However, investigating Amsterdam police later found a loaded machine gun in the home of one of the men who disrupted the event.”

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