Belief Beat

Ramadan, the holy Islamic month of daytime fasting and spiritual reflection, has ended with the usual Eid-al-Fitr festival fanfare — plus some controversy at Rye’s Playland amusement park (my old stomping grounds), confusion in Indonesia, and continued civil disobedience in Egypt.

Now American Muslims are preparing for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which is bound to kick up some Islamophobia — unless the backlash from the Norway massacre is still in effect? As I wrote for USC’s Trans/Missions Scoop blog last week, it seems the best defense may be a good offense. Check out ReligionLink for more on “Muslims a decade after 9/11.” Also, as a necessary reminder that there were innocent Muslim victims on 9/11, check out this CNN report.

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