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Apart from their regular duties, they are addressing concerns of a community that feels vulnerable, addressing hatemongers and standing up against extremist Muslims. However, as an academic, I call upon them now to show leadership in addressing the concerns of LGBT Muslim youth.
Conservative Muslims strongly denounce terrorism. But do they stand up and speak out for human rights that get trampled every day in Muslim countries? Muslim activists assert their voices at great personal cost. Recently, Pakistani lawyer, Rashid Rehman, who tried to defend a University lecturer against blasphemy charges was murdered. His killer remains on the loose.
Recently, Muslims of many stripes expressed outrage at the misogynist jokes of Abu Eesa, a U.K. based instructor at the Al Maghrib Institute for Islamic Sciences. In fairness, Al Maghrib issued a sta...