In the wake of the tragic bombing in Norway this past weekend, we are left with an unsettling picture of the state of anti-Islamic sentiments in the United States. There were broad attempts to blame the bombings on Islamic terrorism before all of the facts of the attack were out, and even after the attacker became known as Anders Behring Breivik, a self-proclaimed Christian extremist, the discussion focused on Breivik's statement that he was responding to the threat Muslims pose in Europe.
[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners magazine article "http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.article
A while back, I was in a situation where I was mocked publicly in front of 300-plus young leaders. There were racial overtones.
We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history.