A new Muslim group plans to name and shame supporters of extremism within the community, saying political correctness about the threat from jihadi terrorism is helping fuel an anti-Muslim backlash in Western countries, including the United States.
The Muslim Reform Movement grew out of a summit this week of leaders of groups that were already fighting extremism. Organizers said deadly terrorist attacks by Islamist extremists in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., added new urgency to the effort.
"Let's get rid of political correctness and grab this problem by the root," said Naser Khader, a conservative member of Denmark's parliament, in a panel discussion Thursday at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "It is important to draw a line between the Islamic religion and Islamism."
Khader and other members of the group on Friday released a declaration of principles calling on Muslims to reject violent jihad and endorse religious freedom for all and secular government, and saying they will call out those who reject it.