Irshad Manji claims that not just Muslims, but the Quran and Islam itself need reformation. In doing so, Manji ignores the possibility that the owner's manual might be fine, while the issues lie with the owner.
American Muslim leaders must condemn extremism, encourage community members to channel their opposition to international wars and build alliances with those who share similar goals.
America, you are part of us and we are a part of you. The actions of a violent minority have for too long trumped the selfless and righteous actions of the moderate majority who do good in the name of Islam.