Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Muslim Americans Deserve a New Narrative

Jewish Americans say that there is prejudice toward U.S. Muslims in higher numbers (66 percent) than do Muslims (60 percent). Jews (74 percent) and Muslims (83 percent) in America are the most likely to say the Iraq war was a "mistake." And perhaps most surprising, a substantial majority of Jewish Americans (78 percent) and Muslim Americans (81 percent) support a future in which an independent Palestinian state would coexist alongside of Israel.

This September 11th provides an opportunity to remember the past but also to recognize that truth is stranger than fiction, the fiction constructed by preachers of hate whose fear-mongering has infected our popular culture and society. Now is the time to reassess and rebuild our national unity on the facts.

This article was originally published in Huffington Post and is reprinted with permission.

8/17/2011 4:00:00 AM
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