By Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, International Director of Barnabas Fund
As shocking acts of Islamic terrorism continue to fill our news bulletins, it is extremely heart-warming for me to see that Muslim leaders throughout the world are now speaking out against those who are using violence in the name of Islam.
In October 2012, an Islamic sheikh named Yusuf challenged the radical preaching in the mosque in Garissa, Kenya, that he had been attending – and nearly got himself killed for his courage. The radicals waited for Yusuf to come to prayers one evening and shot him, leaving him for dead. Thankfully he survived, but his suffering shows how risky it is for moderate Muslims to stand up to extremists.