Religious terrorism isn’t new, especially in the U.S.

January 11, 2015 10:10 PM

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Religious terrorism isn’t new, especially in the U.S.

Yesterday I was watching the video of Malala Yousafzai accepting the Nobel Prize for Peace. She of course thanked her parents and the Nobel Committee and expressed her gratitude for being the first Pashtun, the first Pakistani and the youngest person to ever receive the award. But what she said early in her speech caught my attention, as she thanked her mother, Tor Pekai Yousafzai. “Thank you to my mother, for inspiring me to be patient and to always speak the truth, which we strongly believe is the true message of Islam.”

Hmm … you watch certain “news” networks and read posts on Facebook, a bunch of non-Muslims want us to believe Islam is a religion of intolerance, hatred and violence. So who should we believe: the non-Muslims that are reacting to acts of terrorism perpetrated by people claiming to be Muslim, or a Mu...

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