“OSAMA TODAY ISLAM TOMOROW”
— Spray painted on the side of a Mosque in Portland, Maine on the morning of May 2, 2011.
Vandalizing a house of worship and threatening to kill people for their religion is a return to the know-nothingism of the 19th Century. To call that “exasperating” is an understatement.
Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:
The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?
In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob [...]