I am an international development consultant, independent counter-extremism analyst, and Muslim who uses Islam to counter extremists of all colors, including
(1) “Muslim” extremists who wrongfully claim the “Sunni” mantle, and
(2) Non-Muslim Islamophobe extremists who agree with militant interpretations of Islam.
Both groups of extremists are different sides of the same coin who use their distorted interpretations of Islam, ignorantly or deliberately, to attack the religion of Islam and the majority of its peaceful followers. In promoting their fanatical goals, both sides fuel hatred and violence, a “clash of civilizations” mentality, and make this world a more dangerous place. By uniting humanity against both groups, it is my hope that true moderation prevail among adherents of all communities.
This is a “living” blog with many articles that will be updated over time to make them as comprehensive and useful as possible. Thoughts and ideas are welcome. Though there are many ways to counter extremism, this blog focuses mainly on using Sunni Islam and its tradition to counter militants who deceptively speak in its name.