Extraordinary good article by Fouad Ajami in today’s Wall Street Journal (9/20/1). Ajami is a professor at Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and he is affiliated with the Hoover Institution. He was born and reared a Shiite Muslim in Lebanon.
In his “Islam’s Encounter with America,” he argues, among other things, that Muslims immigrants to this country bizarrely often espouse more extremist, less rational positions than does mainstream Muslim opinion in the Muslim world.
Ajami always speaks with a clear and strong voice. If there more like him, or if Muslims bothered to read him, there would be little Islamophobia in America today.
(That goes for you, Aminata!)