La mejor forma de combatir la islamofobia es convertir el islám en algo amable. Y cómo se convierte al islám en algo amable? El Dr. Hamid (de quien ya habíamos reseñado un artículo de esos de lectura obligada) nos da la respuesta en el Wall Street Journal:
To bring an end to Islamophobia, we must employ a holistic approach that treats the core of the disease. It will not suffice to merely suppress the symptoms. It is imperative to adopt new Islamic teachings that do not allow killing apostates (Redda Law). Islamic authorities must provide mainstream Islamic books that forbid polygamy and beating women. Accepted Islamic doctrine should take a strong stand against slavery and the raping of female war prisoners, as happens in Darfur under the explicit canons of Shariah («Ma Malakat Aimanikum»). Muslims should teach, everywhere and universally, that a woman’s testimony in court counts as much as a man’s, that women should not be punished if they marry whom they please or dress as they wish.
Islamophobia could end when masses of Muslims demonstrate in the streets against videos displaying innocent people being beheaded with the same vigor we employ against airlines, Israel and cartoons of Muhammad. It might cease when Muslims unambiguously and publicly insist that Shariah law should have no binding legal status in free, democratic societies.
La islamofobia se terminará el día que los musulmanes salgan a la calle para protestar por cosas como esta.