Young Americans are exploring the Koran to understand Palestinian “resilience” and express solidarity with Gaza, according to a recent essay in The Guardian US, which describes the recent trend among Western youth seeking to align religious texts with progressive values, with some seeing Islam’s holy book as an “anti-consumerist, anti-oppressive, and feminist” work.
While the piece describes some of the more modest motivations of the recent converts, it makes no mention of the radical messaging the very women mentioned have expressed online, Breitbart News has found.
The Monday article, penned by writer Alaina Demopoulos and titled “Young Americans are picking up the Qur’an ‘to understand the resilience of Muslim Palestinians,’” highlights a growing interest in empathizing with foreign cultures through religious texts, as part of a shift in perceptions of Islam.
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According to the essay, these youth “find themes that align with their values as they seek to ‘grow empathy’ for…
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