Is there a better advertisement for the U.S., for peace among all people, for why Muslims should reject the idea of Americans as bigoted, than those two kids mindlessly sailing along the beach?
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In recent weeks, Republican candidates have appealed to racist attitudes towards Muslims as a political wedge to gain electoral votes. Political leaders must do more to counter hate speech.
In the West, we believe that when someone moves a disagreement from the issue to a personal attack, it is because their case is weak. But can we make that assumption with other cultures?
We in the US are currently engaged in a "war on terror," but this does not give a democratic and free country license to be overwhelmed by fear of its own Muslim and Middle Eastern citizens.
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