An insightful young woman said something to me the other day that nails it on the head. She said when she talks to people about Islam, they seem to be trying to find a way of thinking about it that lets them not have to think about it any more. Things like, "But it's just a small number of extremists." Or, "We have the strongest military in the world." Or, "I know a couple of Muslims, and they're some of the nicest people I know."
"People try to compartmentalize it," she said. "They try to brush it off so they can stop worrying about it."
But she also pointed out something I've noticed too: It is getting harder to ignore.
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