Malaysian-born Grammy-winning singer Ani Zonneveld is a progressive Muslim living in the US who’s pushing back against what she describes as the hateful, violent misinterpretation of Islam propagated by fundamentalists in the Saudi Arabian government, the Taliban, ISIS and even in the United States and Europe.
In this wide-ranging interview, she and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur discuss:
- How the Koran is actually a PROGRESSIVE text
- Why the punishment for leaving Islam is NOT beheading
- How Bill O’Reilly agrees that Trump and other Muslim-bashers are actually doing ISIS’s work for them
- Strategies for persuading Muslims to abandon fundamentalism
- Cenk’s Koran-based argument that ISIS is actually the Shaitan, or Islamic devil
- How modern interpretations of Sharia law are nowhere in the Koran
- Stories of the brave heroes in the Muslim world who have been killed for promoting moderate Islam
For more information about Avijit Roy, Sabeen Mahmud, Samira Saleh al-Nuaimi, and other heroes who have fought for human rights in the Muslim world, read this Buzzfeed article: http://bzfd.it/1ROYEnp.
Find out more about the Celebration of Life event: http://bit.ly/1Qq4kVc
For more information on Ani Zonneveld’s organization, Muslims for Progressive Values, click here: http://www.mpvusa.org/
Follow Ani on Twitter: @AniZonneveld
Follow Cenk on Twitter: @CenkUygur
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