Friday, July 27, 2012 at 12:00 am (Updated: July 27, 12:00 am)
By Charles C. HAYNES
First Amendment Center
Last week, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took to the Senate floor to defend Huma Abedin – a Muslim American who serves as an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Although a small blip in the news cycle, McCain’s speech may ultimately prove to be a turning point in the struggle to combat Islamophobia in the United States.
Witch-hunts, history teaches, cease only when witch-hunters go too far — and some courageous soul dares to cry “enough.”
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