The people we want to support

The people we want to support

Harry Reidler’s Aug. 27 letter certainly poses an important question: “Ask where is ‘reformist Islam.'”

I just want to point out that The Jewish Standard did give us a partial answer to this question. Just the week before, the Aug. 20 edition contained an article by Josh Lipowsky entitled “New York Islamic center could ‘encourage more attacks’; former Islamic terrorist urges moderation.” In this article, he gave us the views of Dr. Tawfik Hamid, an inspiring Islamic reformer.

It would be great if other newspapers and media would follow this lead and give voice to moderate Muslims. I have heard of only one other: Dr. Zudhi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. These are the people we want to listen to and support.