Katie Couric: Anti-Muslim Bigotry “Misdirected, And So Wrong–And So Disappointing”


Excellent.   Two thumbs up for the views of Katie Couric.

“I also think sort of the chasm between, or, the bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year. Of course, a lot of noise was made about the Islamic Center, mosque, down near the World Trade Center, but I think there wasn’t enough sort of careful analysis and evaluation of where this bigotry toward 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, and how this seething hatred many people feel for all Muslims, which I think is so misdirected, and so wrong–and so disappointing.”

2 thoughts on “Katie Couric: Anti-Muslim Bigotry “Misdirected, And So Wrong–And So Disappointing”

  1. Patrick

    Ms. Couric is hardly the kind of scholar to make the sort of analysis she calls for. Her thinking begins and ends simply with the reasoning that any protests against the mosque were bigoted. To claim that the criticism of the mosque is simply “bigoted” vastly understates the complexity and validity of thinking on both sides of the issue. As ground zero has become a civic “holy” place, it is reasonable to expect that many would be uncomfortable with the idea of building a mosque so close to it. Does Couric consider it bigoted to protest displays of Christian symbols on public lands? I’m sure not but the two have a lot in common because of how people perceive them. Either way, calling one side bigoted is not debate or engagement, and Couric is hardly a deep thinker.

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