Posts Tagged ‘brotherhood’

From Islamophobia to brotherhood in Sidney Center, New York, pop. 1666

December 12, 2010


If you’re disturbed by the apparent growth of anti-Muslim prejudice in America, read this AP article by Helen O’Neill about 1 small town’s battle for tolerance. It’s about how the tiny village of Sidney Center, New York (photo, left, of “downtown”), came together in brotherhood after town leaders voted to investigate—and possibly remove—two graves of Sufi Muslims from the town cemetary. It’s America at its best, it’s about the America our immigrant grandparents dreamed of becoming a part of.