Thursday, September 2, 2010

Five myths about mosques in America

I have watched with sadness the terrible debate going on in our country regarding the building of mosques and the terrible stereotypes being used to denounce any such plans, whether in NYC or in Tennessee or California.

What are the 5 myths:

1. Mosques are new to this country.
2. Mosques try to spread sharia law in the United States.
3. Most people attending U.S. mosques are of Middle Eastern descent.
4. Mosques are funded by groups and governments unfriendly to the United States.
5. Mosques lead to homegrown terrorism.

You can read the insightful and helpful article in the Washington Post here.

Having grown up in the Detroit area, I know first hand that such Mosques are part of our landscape and should be honored as a worship center, just as we do churches, synagogues, temples, etc.

No comments: