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Courage? The State Department?

If the U.S. is truly serious about honoring moderate Muslims, why is it not honoring those people who stick their necks out in stating their love for America and peace with Israel?
Secretary of State John Kerry in deep water.

Secretary of State John Kerry in deep water.

Before we rush into giving awards of courage, the U.S. should develop its own courage and give its awards to those Egyptian women who fled the oppression of Sharia and are living in the West under a death warrant because they have openly spoken against terrorism, jihad, Al-Qaeda, and discrimination against Jews and Christians under Islam.

It is also hypocritical for the U.S. to honor those who are demonstrating against the Morsi government; the U.S. was instrumental in bringing the Muslim Brotherhood to power. In doing that, the U.S. is simply participating in a game with the Egyptian government to make it look good.

If the U.S. government is truly serious about honoring those who want reform in the Muslim world, why is it not honoring those people who are sticking their necks out in stating their love for America and peace with Israel? Why is it not honoring someone like Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi Ali — or Dr. Zuhdi Jasser or Tawfiq Hamid, who still call themselves Muslims and are trying to reform Islam?

I do not think the US State Department will nominate any of these truly courageous in the near future: that would require courage.

Originally published at the Gatestone Institute.

About the Author: Nonie Darwish, President of Former Muslims United and author "The Devil We Don't Know"


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One Response to “Courage? The State Department?”

  1. John Keytack says:

    Did everyone take stupid pills? What is this nonsense about “moderate muslims?”

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