Muslims across the western world in general and in Canada in particular blame media for creating an environment of Islamophobia.

They think western media -- including Canada's -- have orchestrated a campaign to call Islam and terrorism the same thing.

But also in Canada, on the other hand, some progressive Islamic circles think Canadian media are too caught up in political correctness and don't dare air issues that question Islam in public debate.

Why is there a dire need for open debate within Islam?

The answer, simply, is that we Muslims are still part of a closed community.

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