I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism.
There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.
They have hijacked my religion.
Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.
It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.
It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist. The harm done is often difficult to repair.
Music is part of God's universe.
All things can be forgiven if we can progress.
Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.