By Elizabeth Tenety
Asra Nomani, the Muslim writer and activist known for her unconventional thinking on religious issues (see her work on women-led prayer), made headlines this week with her post for The Daily Beast titled ‘Let’s Profile Muslims.’
Nomani sat down Tuesday with Jacques Berlinerblau, host of On Faith’s re-vamped video interview series, The God Vote, and made her case for religious profiling at airports. Watch below:
Is Asra Nomani right? Is religious profiling necessary? Is it in keeping with American values like equal protection of the law? Or does it do more harm than good by endorsing a hostile attitude towards Muslims?
Is there another way to address homegrown terrorism among young Muslims? Professor Akbar Ahmed, a top Islamic scholar from American University, provided a counter-point to Nomani’s case for religious profiling in a God Vote video interview with Sally Quinn:
Do you agree with Akbar Ahmed that Muslims communities and Islamophobia are both to blame for the problem of homegrown terrorism?