Wednesday, March 08, 2006
"Like many of their faithful, most imams in the United States come from abroad. They are recruited primarily for their knowledge of the Koran and the language in which it was revealed, Arabic." It's hard to imagine the Times incorporating the tenets of any faith other than Islam into the text of a news story, but there you have it.
That bears repeating. Can anyone imagine a NYT story on Easter telling us that "it celebrates the day that Jesus Christ rose from the dead"? Not in a million years.