Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Year of Anti-Islamic Bigotry in the United States

This is another subject I've got more to say about-- I'll get to it in the next few months. This article, though, highlights the major incidents in the U.S. The Qu'ran burning event was big in the weeks leading up to it but was otherwise not so significant-- the most important story of 2010 was the "Ground Zero Mosque" story. The worst thing about it was it never should have been a story, for many reasons-- it's not a Mosque, it's not headed by radicals, and most importantly because there are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world, and they're as different from one another as are any 1.3 billion people.

Ultimately, this entire sorry mess of a protest reflected America not perhaps at its worst-- because we have even darker chapters in our history, but certainly at one of its uglier moments, in which two of our worst traits-- our celebration of ignorance and our desire for easy wins-- were in control of the agendas of tens of millions of Americans.

More to come.

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