I, as an Afghan émigré, American citizen, and ex-Muslim secular humanist, am appalled by Donald Trump’s bigotry, namely his recent statement calling for the "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."
But, what I don’t understand is the fury by cafeteria Muslims and moderate Muslims who are crying wolf at Trump when he is a mirror image of the bigotry that exists within Islam. You are quick to defend your Muslim identity and protect Islam by denouncing Trump’s Muslimphobia, but you still haven’t broken your silence about the structural and systematic violence (from Islam’s sharia law of oppression) that incubates terrorist ideology and criminalizes over a billion gender, religious, and sexual minorities across the Muslim World to endure a lifetime of punishment for breaches of divine law. It is your parroting the deceitful (“Islam is a religion of peace”) narrative that has emboldened the Far Right to become the mouthpiece for America. When will you Muslims and your Regressive Left allies stop being honor brigade enablers, terrorist sympathizers and sycophants to the Jihadi and Islamist barbarians? It's time for you to cut loose from Islam and stand up with the reformist Muslims and ex-Muslims who are the vanguards for classical liberalism in the 21st century.