First, it was all about bridge building. The Cordoba House community center and totally not a mosque was all about reaching out to the West to build ties between the Muslim community and larger America. “We’re totes against terrorists and stuff,” said Imam Rauf. “We’re even going to build a museum to the 9/11 attacks … Continue reading
On September 11, 2010, a small church in Gainesville, Florida is planning an organized burning of the Muslim holy book, The Qur’an. The burning is to mark the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks against the US by Islamic terrorists. Of course, everyone – including General David Petraeus – is worried the burning will endanger the … Continue reading
These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings. Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality. Read Obama’s full message here.