Get to know Muslim neighbors, curb the paranoia

“America has to learn that Islam is not only the world’s second largest religion, it also is the second largest in the U.S. and is growing at the fastest rate. More than three-quarters of American Muslims were born here. Thirty-three percent of U.S. Muslims are people who were born in America and converted to Islam. These Muslims are here to stay; they are not going anywhere. We all have to learn to live together with mutual respect and understanding.”

Sarwat Husain in San Antonio Express-News, 3 December 2006