Standing Up for Islam

Until recently, my father—a muslim—never fully realized how fundamentally the world had changed since 9/11. Though he saw the horrific attacks on TV and expressed sympathy for the victims and shock at the evil men can do, it didn't impact him personally. As a semiretired businessman residing in Hong Kong, my father maintains a routine of dropping by his office, meeting friends and fussing over his grandchildren. But a number of weeks ago he inadvertently stumbled into what some have mislabeled the clash of civilizations when he visited an old acquaintance, the Chinese...

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