The United States has often been the destination for migrations of displaced persons, whether the displacement is economic or political in origin. One of those communities that has migrated over the years is the Palestinian community, whether Muslim, Christian, or secular in orientation. Chicago and its suburbs has become the most important destination of Palestinians, whose presence continues to grow, especially as the Israeli occupation continues without end. The orientation of the immigrants has moved from secular to religious, making it more difficult to create unity across religious lines. I invite you to read Loren Lybarger's very insightful essay, which helps bring the issues at hand into focus.