Many Muslims have a cognitive dissonance when it comes to their religion. They defend it and love it-but they also know that it can cause harm and trauma.
Religion has both sides of the coin.
But at the end of the day, it is more crucial that stories like mine get told, because that is where the problems lie.
We must talk about the problems in order to solve them. Talking about the positive side is fine and dandy, but it is not going to save any lives. In fact, it could end up providing cover.