Hirsi Ali is Not a Muslim Role Model


BETTER MUSLIM ROLE MODELS

If Anne Applebaum ["The Gall to Speak Her Mind," op-ed, Feb. 27] believes that Muslim teenagers will follow in Ayaan Hirsi Ali's footsteps, Ms. Applebaum is delusional. Ms. Hirsi Ali has nothing positive to offer.

This column and the media in general give extensive coverage to those who are on the fringes of Muslim society. They ignore or give very little coverage to mainstream Muslims.

To Ms. Applebaum and the rest of the media, I say: Do not choose role models for us. We are capable of choosing our own role models. They are Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Mary, Khadija, Fatima and Rabia. Their teachings are our teenagers' foundation.

TAHIR A. QURESHI
Silver Spring

 


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