This On the Media piece (below) caught my attention. It focuses on Ani Zonneveld who hits on some of the challenges in representing the meaning of Islam (in person, online, and in the media). I thought that Ms. Zonneveld was a voice who needed some attention, so I thought I’d share this piece here.
Countering Radical Islam
Description: In the aftermath of attacks wrought in the name of Islam, debate about how Muslims should respond tends to reignite. Ani Zonneveld, founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values, talks with Brooke about the danger in dismissing the theological basis for extremism. Rather, she argues that to effectively counter radical Islam, Muslims must acknowledge and address its religious roots.