In Episode 21 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with Mohamed Ghilan and Sakinah Kaiser about life as a Muslim. The media, politicians, and even fear-based religious leaders would have us believe that Islam is the enemy, but it just isn't true.
Muslims aren't the enemies of white Christian Americans. Islam isn't the enemy of Christianity. The enemy is fear and hatred and ignorance. And the only way to combat fear and hatred and ignorance is to move past rhetoric, get past our labels and boxes and actually look our neighbors in the eyes and see the human being across from us.
We've got to start listening to each other if we ever want to stop killing each other. Stay tuned. This episode is going to rock your whole freakin world.
Evangelical Christians talk about a "personal relationship with God" - do Muslims think of faith in the same way?
What do you need or want to see from Christians in the U.S. or abroad to squash Islamophobia?
Judaism and Christianity have conservative and liberal interpretations of their religions. Does Islam have something similar? If so, how do conservative and liberal interpretations of Islam differ?
There are Christians in the U.S. who believe they are being persecuted - I wonder how Muslims feel? What does religious persecution REALLY feel like?
I am always hearing that Islam is a "violent" religion, according to some who have read (and likely misinterpreted) the Quran. Where does that stereotype come from?
On the topic of Sharia Law - the Quran states that Muslims are instructed to tax Christians and Jews if they will not convert to Islam - or face the death penalty. This has happened in Syria and Iraq recently - how is this an attitude of Love? How can this be justified? Where is is Grace?