Kish and I have friends and acquaintances who happen to be Muslims. We’ve shared meals with them and celebrated special events with them. They live in our town, have worked with us, and are related to our friends. They are people we know and like and trust. We don’t fear them because Islam is their religion.
I’m quite sure that we’re not unusual in knowing and working with Muslims. America still remains a melting pot where people of different nationalities, colors, and faiths can come and pursue their dreams, without being shackled by caste systems or tribal ancestry or corrupt political systems. In America, a person’s religious faith is just one aspect of their persona. It doesn’t immutably define them, and it certainly shouldn’t cause them to be targeted.
That’s why comments like the one Ted Cruz made yesterday are so . . . appalling. In the wake of the latest ISIS-supported bombings…
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