Featured Friends: Irshad Manji and Raquel Evita Saraswati

My girl got some love from the Finland’s “Vapaa Ajattelija” – The Freethinker. It’s their 6th and final issue of 2007. Enjoy.


Money Quote:

According to Saraswati, “many, not all, moderates would rather brush the ills facing their faith under the Persian rug, so to speak, rather than raise their voices against them. Moderate Muslims are often so busy chanting “Islam means peace” that they forget that they must also own up to the things about their faith and their faithful that are not so peaceful,”

” We believe that Islam already has the raw material to be reasonable, humane and just – but we also know that silence is an accomplice to injustice.”

Saraswati also says that they refuse to be silent and allow those with malignant intentions to have their way with Islam.


7 responses to “Featured Friends: Irshad Manji and Raquel Evita Saraswati

  1. Thanks a lot for posting this!

  2. Hey Jussi, thank you for writing and translating it.

  3. Raquel always glow with her reasonable statements 🙂
    C, I’m back, even if it took me a long time to do so 🙂

  4. Rochelle Michaels

    Raquel, and all who stand by her side, are a powerful and inspiring force to bring our world to a better place.

  5. What a BEAU-TI-FUL foto of you! Love it!

  6. it make mee happy to have afriend like

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