It's a wonderful thing to see Muslims wear their patriotism on their sleeve and demonstrate the deep love for their country. But the event also is turning into a religious war spurred by fringe groups.
Ultimately, I don't believe the sermons given at the mosque in Morgantown represent anything more or less dangerous than those I heard in my church. They reflect the universal fare of conservative religion.
El-Wakil is considered one of the most prominent proponents of contemporary Islamic architecture, making him a stimulating choice for the Driehaus Prize, which has thus far gone only to Western architects.