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Muslim activist Salam Al-Marayati joins the Huffington Post

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 18, 2009 | 2:44 pm

Salam Al-Marayati, the head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, wrote his first piece for the Huffington Post last month. It’s focus: A defense of what it means to be American Muslims.

He concludes:

America is a home for Muslims. Muslim extremists and Muslim-haters agree on one thing, that America is alien to Islam and vice versa. On the contrary, Muslims regard America as a home for them and for their religion. One scholar defined Dar al-Islam (the House of Islam) as the place where Muslims gain security. In many ways, Muslims are more secure in America and can practice their faith freely in America than any other country in the world, including any Muslim country. I am an American.

Read the entire piece here.

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