After a prominent Baptist minister proclaimed last week that Mormonism is a non-Christian “cult” that would ideally disqualify adherents from the White House, Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney enjoyed a full-throated defense from people all over the political spectrum who considered the pastor’s remarks an ugly example of religious bigotry. But Romney, a practicing Mormon, may soon find himself facing allegations of intolerance from another religious minority: American Muslims.
CAIRO – Addressing American Muslim concerns, leading Muslim figures urged thousands of attendants at the continent’s largest Islamic convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to be more involved in the society to stem the growing Islamophobia, The Huffington Post reported.
“We have to balance the internal needs of the Muslim-American community with our need as Muslims to defend Islam,” Ingrid Mattson, a member of ISNA’s executive council and a professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary, said during ISNA’s 48th convention.
“We have to constantly battle those negative threats to define us.”
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