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Boston Muslims Struggle to Wrest Image of Islam From Terrorists

posted on June 16, 2015

In The New York Times, Scott Shane describes the difficulties that Muslims in Boston face in combatting American stereotypes of Islam. “To be Muslim in America today means to be held responsible, or to fear you may be, for the brutal acts of others whose notion of what Allah demands is utterly antithetical to your own,” Shane writes. “It means a kind of implied collective responsibility, however illogical, for beheadings in Syria, executions in Iraq and bombs in Boston.”

Read at The New York Times