Omid Safi on images of Prophet Muhammad (controversy at Hamline)

an adjunct professor at hamline university was fired for showing students paintings of prophet muhammad. the fact is that these paintings exist — commissioned by muslim rulers, crafted by pious muslim artists, for the consumption of muslim communities. it’s only in the last 100-150 years that salafi/ wahabi interpretations of islam made such images taboo. we cannot erase history. this is not charlie hebdo, racism or islamophobia. pls listen to the brilliant omid safi. watch here.

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