Interfaith spiritual community Sanctuary NYC will screen Building Babel, which follows a year in the life of Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind New York's Park51, sometimes referred to by opponents as the "Ground Zero Mosque."
Because of globalization, many aspects of American culture are known world-wide. Despite this familiarity, there are myths believed by many Arabs that distort their understanding of America and the American people.
How many protestors have made the slightest effort to find out that Feisal Abdul Rauf, the driving force behind Park 51, was a first-responder on 9/11, running to the site so that he could pull victims from the rubble?
Television viewers in the Arab world had to endure endless coverage of the pastor from Florida, coupled with the controversy over the proposed building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero, during the month of Ramadan.
When I was in elementary school, a bully used to spit on me and my Jewish friends and call us Kikes and Christ killers. I wrote to the ADL and Abe Foxman himself answered my letter to tell me what to do.