As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 draws near, more and more people are asking if American Muslims are a threat to our nation. According to a new study, 30% of Americans believe that Muslims in our country ultimately want to establish Shari’a (Islamic holy law) as the law of the land. The number agreeing with this statement has grown by a third over the last eight months. And we are evenly divided over whether the values of Islam are at odds with American values and our way of life (47% agree; 48% disagree, including nearly 60% of white evangelical Protestants).
Since the release of my latest book, Radical Islam: What You Need to Know, I have been interviewed by 17 radio stations on the subject. Every one, without fail, has asked me if the 9/11 terrorists were following the true tenets of Islam.