In another farcical act of Muslim “peace and tolerance”, a Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Muhammad caricatures.
Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi, prayer leader at the historic Mohabat Khan mosque in the conservative northwestern city of Peshawar, announced the mosque and the Jamia Ashrafia religious school he leads would give a $25,000 reward and a car for killing the cartoonist who drew the caricatures.
If Muslims have sought to convey to non-Muslims that Islam is a tolerant religion why are most of the world’s most pious and knowledgeable Muslims also the most hostile?
Why do non-Muslims face significant discrimination, even death, in the Islamic world even in the the nations considered moderate?
Does not the sustained prevalence of such patterns reveal something inherent about Islam?
The Myth of Islamic Tolerance warrants our attention. Any study of Islam would be incomplete without it.