A man wrapped in a Rainbow Flag lights a candle during a vigil in Washington in memory of the victims of the Orlando mass shooting, hosted by the Muslim American Women's Policy Forum, June 13, 2016. Cliff Owen, AP

After Orlando: American Muslims Must Challenge Our Community's Homophobia

Islam rejects homosexuality. But violent homophobia cannot be a necessary consequence.

How can a religious tradition that condemns homosexuality ever confront the kind of vicious hate that drove Omar Mateen to kill 49 people in Florida? Is the way we preach and practice Islam creating a...

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