After investigating which of the 79 countries in the United Nations voted for the right to execute gays without cause, and seeing most of them are Muslim majority nations, I will no longer defend Islam as peaceful. I do support the right of every American to practice their religion freely, including Muslims. I've had good experiences with American Sufis, and enjoy Sufi poetry, but I have no problem admitting my stubbornness of clinging to these has blinded me to the dangers of Islamic law. I was wrong. That doesn't mean I hate Muslims or feel as though there is nothing of value in Islamic spiritual practices.