Every time I give talks, people ask, "Are girls really allowed to attend school in Iran?" Some have even said, "Who teaches them?" Perhaps the right question is, who is teaching Americans to think this?
The time is long gone when America could ignore its Muslim population and comedian Dean Obeidallah is proud to have something to do with that. He's been making fun of haters for years, using humor to connect people.
We need to leave off the "savage" language and the mindset that is behind it. Instead Americans need to double down on the strength of our country which is our commitment to pluralism and respect of the other.