JOHN DOWNS

It's time for Muslims (and the rest of us) to undo the shackles

Posted By: John Downs · 1/8/2015 4:20:00 PM

Since the massacre at Charlie Hebdo we have plenty from Muslim groups, scholars and imams denouncing the attacks. They assure us nothing in the Koran calls for the blood of innocents. It's been encouraging to hear such loud Muslim voices around the world condemning the attack. But let's be honest with ourselves: We want more. What we want to see is all Muslim men shaving off their beards, and women tearing off their niqabs, hijabs and burkas, heaving them to the ground. We want to see them dancing to I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas while doing keg stands and shotgunning cans of Budweiser. 

Unfortunately, that kind of behaviour would not be tolerated within the Muslim community. Or even by many Jews. Sikhs. Or even a lot of Christians. Yes, that full-out Footloose moment is still a long time coming for a lot of religious conservatives in the world.

Since the Paris attack, one thing we've ...

RSS