Karen Attiah, global opinion editor at the Washington Post, wrote a very disturbing piece accusing the French president Emmanuel Macron of illiberal hypocrisies. As a Muslim, who strongly stand against the ideology of Islamism, I find her article offensive on so many levels. Muslims are not indifferent to beheadings that have been carried in the name of our faith. In fact, we are more disturbed by those heinous acts more than non-Muslims. Her deliberate attempt to play the Islamophobia card infantilises Muslims and only serves the agenda of Islamist groups that deliberately blurs the differences between Islamism and Islam.
I herewith collected some of the responses that have addressed her biased analysis.