“It takes an idea to defeat an idea.”

You won’t hear about this on Fox News, or CNN, or MSNBC, or [your favorite news channel here] … And it’s important to disseminate this as widely as possible, because people keep asking, “Why don’t moderate/progressive Muslims speak out against radical Islamist extremism?”, and here are Muslims who have being doing just that, as visibly and audibly as they can, but no one seems to be paying attention. And this is the more essential and necessary conversation about that, because it’s coming from insiders, not outsiders; by Muslims for Muslims. The rest of us could certainly be a little more supportive of the fine arts/popular culture counter-terrorism efforts of Mohamed Ahmed (that’s one of his Average Mohamed cartoons above) and other moderate/progressive Muslim activists.

Links to more of Mohamed Ahmed’s Average Mohamed cartoons and other videos by Muslim comedians and spoken word artists, as well as other counter-terrorism materials from PBS are available here.

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