Written by Theresa Corbin
From the time I started blogging, I have always welcomed questions about Islam, Muslims, or really anything. I was naive. After spending years wading through horrifying emails and comments on this blog and other places, I have realized that many people are not looking for answers to their questions.
They may frame an intense insult, curse, or horrifying suggestion as a questions, but they are not asking anything.
Many askholes are simply looking to express or validate their hate and ignorance to which they so desperately cling. To these people, I would like to say, the best I can do for you is ignore you.
But every now and then a questioner comes along that I feel is sincere. And I want to celebrate those questions and questioners as the bright spot in my writing adventure because the more real questions you ask, the closer we come to understanding each other and building stronger bridges.
So here are some real questions several different real people have asked in sincerity (edited for length) that I will attempt to answer to the best of my ability.