How many of you saw CNN’s original series of Lisa Ling on Islam in America this past Sunday night? If not, it will be re-broadcast on this coming and some future Sunday nights

Lisa’s wonderfully insightful episode featured a mosque in Memphis in which most the adherents were black and descended from Muslims who have been in the US well over 100 years. The program emphasized Islam as a religion of peach, tolerance, and acceptance. Yet it also showed self-defense classes in the mosque for black, Muslim, women who had been physically attacked, or feared being physically attacked by anti-muslim, anti-black persons.

How do you see the place for Muslims in the US?