Resident Scholar of Make Space Denounces ISIS as Criminals, Notes Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism Go Hand in Hand. Religious scholars discuss the significance of President Obama’s “Crusades” comment and how religion plays a role in extremism.
I posted this to illustrate the challenges of Imams in America, regardless of their denomination. The expectations they face are so high, but the real support is often not there. I was happy to see his community support him towards the end. The end of the video is emotional and challenging.
It is always a pleasure when people take the extra steps to understand each other. It is scary; but the fruit of knowing and appreciating others is sweeter.
Webb’s unusual path to his new role is at the heart of his plan to make the mosque more inclusive.