Humanists and Muslims should be allies for social justice and human rights

There is nothing innately seductive about hate. A mentally healthy individual, whose material needs have been met, whose human rights are protected (and respected) and who has found a way to create a life of meaning, does not fall into hate, join hate groups, or engage in petty violence. The forces that conspire to create racists and homophobes, terrorists and sociopaths, Nazis and jihadis are many and varied, but we have developed some ideas as to what kind of environments contribute to their creation, and what kind of people fall into them.

Steve Ahlquist