Muslims at the American Table - Sightings (Eboo Patel)
As I often do, I am posting an essay published by the Martin Marty Center in their Sightings series. This essay is written by Eboo Patel, the founder of Interfaith Youth Corp. It is, as noted adapted from his latest book, which I have not read. In this essay he speaks of the ways in which the American experience is forming an American Islam, one which recognizes the diversity of Islam, and that while diverse, American Muslims share more in common than they do in their differences. The Islamophobia triggered by 9-11 began the process of bridge-building. The current Trump Administration inspired Islamophobia is encouraging it as well. As a Christian who has significant contact with Muslim friends, I found the essay very helpful. I also take to heart the warning that Muslims will not be the last religious minority to face discrimination. Take and read.