This is a course blog authored by the students in the seminar on Law and Theology at the University of Akron School of Law in the Fall of 2010.
Seems like a great idea. The moderate Muslims need to do more of this if they hope to change America's view of their religion.
This is great, but Muslims shouldn't have to do this at all.
Also, as Americans, we should all fear the growing Islamophobia. http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/kumar310810.html
I think that this is a very positive way for Muslims to educate individuals and decrease the "Islamaphobia" that Kate refers to.
The suggestion that any group in America needs to "prove itself" to the rest of America to gain acceptance is a disturbingly narrow-minded view of how a pluralistic society functions. Its the same line of thought used by the bigots who confronted President John F. Kennedy's Catholic faith to "prove" his loyalty to the United States, or those who confronted Congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim Congressman, to "prove" his patriotism to the United States. News flash: this is America, we are a pluralistic society, it doesn't work like that.