Why the ugly ‘debate‘ over Islamic centers and mosques may not be so bad in the long run (stress on ‘may’):
On another issue that has elicited deeply bigoted responses for years, here’s a graph from Slog, the blog of The Stranger:
In other words, the more it’s discussed, the more homophobic attitudes change.
Could the same hold true for Islamophobia? The bigots force us to organize and speak out. They force us to pay attention, and to counter their extremist distortion of Islam, on which I will post at greater length tomorrow…