Professor Mahmoud Al ‘Asali, an Iraqi law professor and devout Muslim in a portion of Iraq controlled by ISIS, openly stood up to the murderous thugs who had taken over that part of his country. Their threats of murder and second-class citizenship against the ancient Christian population, he stated, were unacceptable and wrong. He challenged their authority; he challenged their interpretation of Islam; and he challenged their right to terrorize and brutalize. For this, he paid with his life.
Professor Al ‘Asali was, until last week, considered the front-runner along with Malala Yousafzai (who was nearly murdered by the Taliban for …read more