It's a scary time to be an American Muslim. Islamophobia is more pervasive now than it was in the wake of 9/11. Those sentiments could have only been heightened Tuesday when the government announced it was charging six foreign-born "radical Islamists" with plotting to attack Jersey's Ft. Dix and kill as many soldiers before dying as martyrs. The news was followed by these headlines Thursday:
"The Terrorists Next Door? Plot Suspects Lived Quietly in Suburb"
"Religion Guided 3 Held in Fort Dix Plot"
That first story was in The Washington Post. The second is from The New York Times.