From Washington Post Writers Group
By Ruben Navarrette | November 27, 2011
Arsalan Iftikhar has an important message for his fellow Americans: “Have no fear.”
The 34-year-old Chicago native of Pakistani descent is now a Washington, D.C.-based human rights lawyer, media commentator and founder of the global news site, The Crescent Post. Most recently, Iftikhar is the author of the book, “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era.”
He is also a friend and fellow commentator on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin.”
Iftikhar’s passion is peace and nonviolence, and his mission is to use every form of media imaginable to dispel the popular stereotypes held by many Americans in the post-9/11 era — beginning with this one: that Muslim Americans are partial to radical Islam and sympathetic to those who want to harm the United States and its people.
Not even close, Iftikhar said.