By Barbara Falconer Newhall
Does Islam scare you? Does it feel like an aggressive religion is trying to take over the world, subjugate women, persecute the LGBT community, and cut off your hand if you’re caught stealing?
Well, you’ve got good reason to be scared — but not of Islam. Islam is a fine old wisdom tradition with millions of kind, reasonable, neighborly adherents in the US and around the world.
It’s the fundamentalist, anti-modern Wahhabi brand of Islam that is scaring you. [Read more…]