Friday, September 10, 2010

Nine years after 9/11: Ugly anti-Muslim tide fouls U.S. shores

USA Today
September 10, 2010

Few would have been surprised if Americans had lashed out angrily at Muslims immediately after the 9/11 attacks. Instead, the nastiness was confined to scattered incidents as President Bush and others corked a potential geyser of hate with messages of reason.

As the ninth anniversary of the attacks arrives, reason seems in shorter supply, threatened by controversies over plans to burn Qurans or build a mosque near Ground Zero.

In another time, neither would have drawn much national attention.