Thanks to Celine Ibrahim ’08 for illuminating the religion of Islam (feature, Nov. 9). Given the massive amount of disinformation in the media, is it possible to ask the author to clarify the following: Given that “‘muslim’ ... describ[es] a person possessing ... full-hearted peace,” where does beheading in the name of Allah come from; given “Islam’s many inherently women-affirming principles,” how do we understand honor killings; can one be a practicing Christian, Jew, Hindu, etc. and receive Islam’s “hearty embrace of diversity”? What is the view of Sharia law on these issues?
In Response to: Explaining Islam: What I Wish You Knew