John Esposito, Islamophobia, and the Ground Zero Mosque

Stephen Schwartz, a reformist Sunni Muslim, writes: “Denunciation of crimes committed by Muslims, such as the 9/11 attacks, or the extremist affiliations of Muslims like Feisal Abdul Rauf, is not Islamophobia, rather, such repudiation is urgently necessary for the health of American Islam as a faith community and should certainly come before any schemes for ambitious, overbearing mosques or Islamic cultural centers”.