Anti-Muslim or Anti-Islam?

by Rebecca Bynum

Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz

Both the far-Left and the mainstream media seem to be invested in labeling any analysis of Islam as “anti-Muslim.” See the list compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center and published at the News Channel 5 website. The Center for the Study of Political Islam is portrayed as equivalent to the Clan and the Black Panthers despite the fact that the founders made a great effort to criticize the political aspects of Islam only, since that is the aspect of Islam which most affects non-Muslims. To state the obvious, criticism of religious ideas has been an important part of the development of the modern world for the last 600 years. 

Speaking for myself, I am not anti-Muslim (which would be a ridiculous position), but I am proudly and determinedly anti-Islam in all its aspects.