I have received a number of questions concerning this post due to concerns raised by Debbie Schlussel I think it was, and now this article on Pajamas Media.
I see it this way.
1. Even if all that this man is accused of is true to the letter, it does not make a word he says in this interview any less true or less relevant.
2. My struggle is one which opposes an ideology, not a people or race. If Jews were espousing and acting on ideologies that mirrored current Islamic ones then I would be attacking that ideology as well, and I do often where Jewish people leap leftwards so far they are tantamount to the same thing as Islam.
As this is the case, when a Muslim claims to have abandoned Islamic ideology and ideology of genocidal hatred, I accept that at face value unless I see evidence that it is not true and more importantly, the damage being done because of that deception. A great example might be Tarek Ramadan. The classic yeti in goat’s clothing. But this man’s interview was excellent. I have not read his book yet and probably won’t have the time, but hopefully someone will and review it here.
So ultimately, I support this man till I have reason not to, and simply suspecting him of deception on hearsay makes this about race and not ideology in a way. It would be saying that ‘one can never trust a person’s word if they had been Muslim or more accurately, Arab Muslim’ in a sense.
Thank you for the comments. I welcome any thinking on this issue, from any point of view.