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The Two Americans

posted on August 28, 2017

The New York Times’s Sabrina Tavernise profiles Abraham Davis, an accomplice in the desecration of a West Arkansas mosque, and Hisham Yasin, the 49-year-old Palestinian who helped open the mosque. Leaders of the Fort Smith Islamic Community in Arkansas helped Davis after they urged prosecutors to show leniency to the 20-year-old high school drop-out, who wrote an apology letter to the mosque from jail. Tavernise writes, “Hisham believes the vandalism of his mosque was one of the best things to happen to the Muslims of Fort Smith. The crime allowed them to reveal themselves – to say, ‘We are your doctors, your accountants and your used-car salesmen.”’

Read at The New York Times