Jon Rowe and Me on Muslims in America

Jon Rowe and I have published a report for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, “A Portion of the People: Islam in a ‘Christian’ America”. We demonstrate that key founding fathers such as Washington, Adams, Franklin and Madison did not consider the United States a Christian country in a political sense, except to the extent they included good people of all faiths within their definition of Christian, and that they were very welcoming to Muslims. Ultimately Muslims are not “tolerated” in America, which would suggest they are distinct from America proper, but are, in the words of Isaac Harby, writing about American Jews, “a portion of the people.”

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1 Response to Jon Rowe and Me on Muslims in America

  1. Scott Hanley says:

    I’m glad you pointed out the contrast between the Constitution and most of the colonial charters. I’ve long thought the latter represented the best indication of what the Founders would have written, had they intended to their government to foster Christianity. That they rejected such a clear and familiar example seems hard to explain as mere oversight.

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