If you want to know more about the Muslim Day of Prayer in the Capitol on September 25th, you have to wade through a swamp of vicious websites devoted to the defamation of Muslims. I will not repeat their calumnies here, but the drift was clear: Muslims are trying to destroy America. Beware of the Islamification of the world. All this, before any legitimate information about the Day of Prayer.
Call me naïve. Call me out of touch. Whatever. I was shocked. Shocked that there was this much venom. Shocked that I had discounted the level of hatred directed at Muslims in this country. In my small sampling of public opinion, the only people who have expressed extremist, angry views about my book are people who call themselves Christian. Muslims, on the other hand, have been my most balanced, appreciative audience.