My latest policy brief for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is now available.
I went to their annual gala last weekend, and a smaller, more exclusive, luncheon on Sunday. There is something just a bit strange about being one of less than a handful of Christians (culturally, that is) in a roomful of Muslims. White guys like me are only rarely minorities. But these folks are some of the most delightful, warm, and welcoming people you’ll ever meet. The contrast between these people that I know personally, and the public image of the Muslim that some promulgate is like the difference between Grizzly Adams and the Uni-bomber.
And Wajahat Ali is one of the best public speakers I’ve ever heard. Very funny, very charismatic, very intelligent.