Being the Enemy Within

What do you feel, as a liberal muslim?" it's a question I have been asked repeatedly this week. Anguish, I reply, for the thousands who died and the several thousand others who loved and needed them. Then terror, fury, fear of the times to come, hatred for the perpetrators, vague guilt and, most of all, a kind of emotional homelessness. Western Muslims like me have become, yet again, the enemy within, for both sides. All Muslims are now seen as potential terrorists. People will shrink away from my son, who looks like a handsome Pathan. Abuse and attacks, already started, will...

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