The Jewish Journal ran an op-ed by Reuven Firestone, CRCC senior fellow, about Islam in Singapore. Firestone attended an international conference there which focused on the ways in which modern-day Muslims want to practice Islam.
There is a lot bubbling up in the Muslim world these days, and contrary to the expectations of many of us, the news is not all bad. Don’t be put off by the hijabs and the turbans. Women make up a dynamic part of the young Muslim leadership in Singapore, and they challenged the scholars in the Q-and-A in a way that I would like to see in my own students. We need to respond to the outstretched hands of the growing community of Muslims in the United States and abroad who are working toward making this world better for everyone.