It's been fourteen years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but tragically, many Americans are no closer to understanding Islam and the forces behind radicalization than they were before. Turn on the news, or check social media, and it often seems like the rhetoric is getting worse. Recently, critics of Islam garnered widespread popular support in the U.S. by advocating that we close our borders to all of the world's 1.5 billion Muslims. Others use polarizing language to call for fast military action to destroy all traces of radical Islam around the globe.
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." -John Muir
Intersecting is a blog about the connections in life.
Russ is an MBA candidate at Pepperdine University and has an MA in theology. He is married to a psychologist.