Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another Thought on the "Ground Zero Mosque"

You know, the more this issue has been in the news, the more I think this can be nothing but good for the cause of freedom and for Islam in America. The uncontestable truth of the situation is that all of America is learning more about Islam in America and about the beliefs and loyalties of Muslim Americans. I have every confidence that as Muslims are brought more into the open to speak about their thoughts on the controversy, the more mainstreamed they will become, and the less threatening they will seem. It's like anything: get to know something better and more regularly, and that thing will become less mysterious and less fear inducing. So, for all the ugliness that this whole controversy has spawned, in the end it will merely serve to undermine the roots of such ugliness.

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