I’ve been traveling all day, and had heard about the Abu Eesa controversy before it became a hype on twitter and all over the rest of the Internet. Initially I was going to write a brief post on the responsibility of our scholars to maintain a certain level of decorum, but now that it seems like it has become a hate fest for the Al Maghrib Institute and a scholar that most people haven’t heard of until today I think it’s better to stay silent on the issue and to see what real scholars and activists have to say. My two cents for all those who asked.
I did however tweet/retweet a few interesting gems from #MuslimMaleAllies, but I do consider my twitter to be slightly segregated from this account.
But, as an fyi, rape jokes are never ok.
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