Can Good Muslims Be Good Americans?
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Christian Ethics Today, Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 9-12
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Because I am a former pastor who teaches a world religions course, my former church members frequently send emails and articles that they suspect might be of interest to me. The most disturbing trend I've seen among such emails, in the wake of 9/11, has been the explosion of virulent anti-Muslim hatred circulating as Christian sentiment within and beyond the Christian community. Middle Eastern Muslims have been demonized in western culture since the time of the crusades, but reaction to the horrible events of 9/11 truly brought hatred of the Arab to a new level, and people began to broadly circulate statements that were not merely anti-Arabic, but more specifically anti-Muslim.