More of the ways in which progressive Muslims are routinely discriminated against in our own communities.
Because I believe in human rights for all people, I am “no longer a Muslim”. And the responses afterwards were very cute:
“Should we keep ostracizing these people like we currently are and have in the past? No. We should still engage them in our community as our brothers and sisters while making duaa for their guidance. If we’re not making duaa, then we are just passing judgment and being unproductive. Allah knows best.”
Yes, because what I need now is for you to pray that I turn around and starting hating gay people.
I don’t even know which is more offensive.
Progressive Muslims don’t have it the same way that progressive Christians and Jews do. We have a much more loosely held community, and are very spread out. We are attacked as being Muslim by outsiders, and attacked for not being Muslim enough by insiders.
The progressive Muslim world has a LONG way to go before we will ever be accepted in the United States.