Being the Right Kind of “Extremist”

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, “But though I was initially disappointed at being categorised as an ‘extremist’, as I continued to think about the matter, I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label.  Was not Jesus an extremist for love?  Was not Amos an extremist for justice?  Was not Martin Luther an extremist?  So, the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.  Will we be extremists for hate or for love?  Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice?”


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