The Common Good

Questions About 9/11 Abound

Date: September 10, 2011

James Wallis [sic] of Sojourners recently lamented that Islamophobia is on the rise in our country (and, I would add, most likely in other Western nations). Almost 35 years ago, I worked with an imam who was having difficulty getting zoning for a mosque in his small New Jersey town. He probably would have even more problems today. Our fear of "the other" leads us to do exactly what Paul urges us not to do: we pass judgment based on hearsay and what the fear-mongers have told us.