Islam In America

According to “In the days following the murder of a British soldier in London [22 May 2013], there has been a huge spike in anti-Muslim incidents, according to an interfaith charity. Faith Matters, an organization that works to reduce extremism, says it has received 162 calls on its helpline since Wednesday’s attack, a sharp increase from the six calls it receives on an average day. The incidents range from name calling and abuse on social media, to the painting of graffiti, attacks against mosques, and pulling off women’s headscarves in the street.”

There’s little question that at least one of those who attacked the British soldier is Muslim. Are actions such as his, which inevitably create a general backlash against co-religionists, merely selfish attempts to gain “15 minutes of fame”? Is there ever a justification for such murderous action?

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