After interviewing Imam Tawhidi, a moderate Muslim who frequently condemns extremism and violence, I was concerned about all the comments I saw that literally condemned all Muslims as liars, pigs, violent, or worse. I'm not exaggerating, if you check the comments section for yourself, you'll see plenty of people arguing that it is #YesAllMuslims that are the problem.
Now, a lot of people, after watching the first half of this video, have called me an Islamic apologist. Make no mistake, I'm not arguing that Islam isn't violent or that it doesn't play a part in terror attacks like Nice, Manchester, and London. It absolutely does, however, I still believe that it can be reformed, and that peaceful Muslims do exist out there who draw beneficial principles, like charity, tolerance, and love from their religion. I think those Muslims, ones who embrace western values, are people whose voices we should try to amplify, and that we should see them as allies against extremism.