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For the past two shows I have been trying to think of the woman’s name. She has helped me understand that there is a liberal reform movement within Islam, but of course I couldn’t remember her name.

Irshad Manji. She is a Canadian born, female, out lesbian, Muslim scholar who has written several books on Islam herself. I was wondering where she has been in all the debate about Bill Maher and Sam Harris. Turns out she was talking (almost) face to face with Sam Harris. Good interview and she totally echos my point about having progressive Muslims on air to counter the misappropriated view of Islam that people are railing against.

For a great (but brief) discussion on air, click here