Hearings on the radicalization of Muslim Americans
Even completely antithetical to the American way of life and the very values we hold to be self-evident.
A headline based on fear of the different and the other.
A headline that takes one whole group of people and lumps them together.
What about the radicalization of poor whites in the last century- by the KKK?
What about the radicalization of Jews after WW II as many sought for a homeland in Palestine?
What about the radicalization of Irish-Americans by the IRA in the middle of the last century?
Try any of those headlines and you will have a political storm on your hands.
But we demonize Muslim-Americans because a few deranged people in the Middle East planned a horrific attack.
I had thought that after the end of WW II, when we were challenged by the internment camps for Japanese-Americans, we might have a little more sense.
I guess we are still a work in progress.
Pray for wisdom and insight that we can live out our values.